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Microsoft Releases Xbox One SmartGlass App to Google Play

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Microsoft launched the official Xbox One SmartGlass app to Google Play last night, allowing future owners of the next-gen console to utilize certain functions built right into the system. The SmartGlass app can act as a second screen for the Xbox One, enabling players to access additional content on their smartphone while playing their favorite games. You can also keep track of your friends and messages, all from within the app. 

The app also lets users take control of the console’s builtin DVR capability. You can stream your own game footage or even keep an eye out on your friends’ gameplay, all from your smartphone or tablet. It’s a powerful app, so if you planned on picking up an Xbox One, be sure to grab the app from Google Play.

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Cheers Chris!

  • Trent Callahan

    Xbox Done.

  • Jim Foskett

    I hope the 2nd screen experience actually works this time. The android version of the app was never able to interact directly with games (like Forza Horizons) like it did on other platforms.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Can’t wait!… Already a better interface than the older smart glass. Looking forward to the XOne release.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    No thanks.. I’ll stick to my PlayStation app

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Well obviously if….nvm

  • hackthis02

    So they couldn’t make the current Smartglass app work on both? I have to download a second app?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      ….. :-/

    • DroidzFX

      Yes that is why they have 2 apps. It runs on electricity too.

  • dlegendary0ne

    Can I send messages to my friends without XBL Gold now?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Never worked with smartglass unless you had LIVE before?

      • dlegendary0ne

        That’s right. I didn’t renew my XBLG subscription but still had my xbox. I couldn’t message my friends on smartglass or xbox.com. It will state you must have xbox live gold …..to send a freaking text message.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Hmmmm that’s pretty damn random. Never noticed that because I usually have gold and I never really send messages from smartglass

  • coolsilver

    All they need now is to make it a Google Glass app for all the SmartGlassholes

  • Can’t wait to test this out on the 22nd! Thanks for the heads up tim!

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    I wonder how long they will support this. According to Major Douche nobody wants a smaller screen to use.

    • JimmyHACK

      HAHA, I remember that now. Nice!

  • KleenDroid