The all-new Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows and Windows Phone is now available from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store and you may want to download it before getting your Xbox One, which launches Friday. You can use the free app to learn about the new features of Xbox One, and after you’ve unboxed your new baby, you can speed through its initial set-up.
Xbox SmartGlass is a great companion app for Xbox One, whether you’re at home or on the go. You can use it on your Windows Phone device, or your laptop or tablet to connect and control your Xbox One, and stay connected with the games and gamers you like.
Among the app’s features:
· Navigate your Xbox One console using your device’s keyboard and touch.
· Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control.
· Browse the Web on your TV using your mobile device.
· Search, browse and pin content to play on your Xbox One console.
· Track achievements, get game help, message friends and watch game DVR clips.
· Increase performance with faster connections and reliability.
Xbox Wire also notes three things you can do with Xbox SmartGlass before getting your Xbox One:
· Search for the perfect game. Don’t waste any time – search for new Xbox One games so you can jump right in when your console is ready. Xbox One SmartGlass also lets you view information such as game details, achievements and challenges so you’re ready to get going with your favorite games. You can even check out the Game DVR clips already uploaded by the community!
· Keep up with friends. Connect with friends and the Xbox Live community even before you finish setting up your console. Use the app to see what your friends have been up to, check out their latest achievements or read your messages while you’re waiting.
· Personalize your dashboard. Pin your favorite games and apps to the Home screen so you jump into your favorite activities right when you finish setting up your console and log into Xbox Live.
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Microsoft News Center Staff