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UPDATE: Xbox One SmartGlass app arrives ahead of console launch

Microsoft has released Xbox One’s SmartGlass companion app, ahead of the console’s launch this Friday. Xbox One owners can use the SmartGlass device as a remote control and keyboard via the touch screen. The new version of the app also boasts "increased performance with faster connections and reliability," versus the …

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Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Microsoft’s touch screen entertainment app, Xbox SmartGlass, has now been downloaded over 17 million times since its launch in October 2012. Microsoft principal program manager Rosa Thomas shared the news about the companion app during the presentation at the tech giant’sBuild 2013 conferencein San Francisco. Those downloads occurred across Windows …

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MICROSOFT: Project Spark brings cross-platform game creation to Xbox One and Windows 8

Microsoft has shown off its answer to LittleBigPlanet with Project Spark, a new title for Xbox One and Windows 8. The game enables players to create their own games from a massive library of preset objects and environments, which can be selected by voice commands using Kinect or with the …

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Xbox comes to Amazon Kindle

Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass app has launched on Amazon’s smash-hit Kindle tablet. The app has been available on Windows Phone, iOS and Android for some time, but needed to be created specifically for Amazon’s Fire tablet. SmartGlass, which was unveiled at E3 last year, allows users to view their Xbox friends …

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The Dark Knight Rises gets added SmartGlass content on Xbox 360

Microsoft is trying to entice consumers to choose Xbox 360 as their host platform for the video release of The Dark Knight Rises. The film will come will a host of SmartGlass extras, meaning that those with a compatible device can access complimentary content while watching Christopher Nolan’s movie. Additional …

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Xbox Smartglass now available on iOS

The iOS version of Microsoft’s Smartglass is now available to download on the Apple App Store. The Android version was released last week. The App allows you to use your smartphone or tablet as an additional input device for the Xbox 360. In some cases it will allow you to …

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Your iPad can now control your Xbox 360

Microsoft’s My Xbox Live iOS app has been updated to offer users the ability to control their console with their iDevice. The app’s v1.6 update allows iPad users to take control of a number of features including launching games, watching Xbox Live videos, in-video controls and browsing of the general …

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ANALYSIS: Xbox Smartglass

In hindsight, SmartGlass was Microsoft’s most significant announcement at E3 this year. Buried between key core games and gut-rumbling gunfire demos, and itself presented with too-cheesy catchphrases, SmartGlass at the time felt like the now typical ‘non-games moment’ during the Xbox presentation. Yet in the wake of further announcements the …

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