Updated: contrary to what was suggested by Microsoft, the Android version of SmartGlass did not go on for weeks, since ‘ it is already available. It provides access to their account, to use your smartphone as a remote for the Xbox 360 or to access interactive content in certain types of programs. Although free, but needs to be subscribed to Xbox Live Gold to use all of its features, and only works on Smartphone’s with Android 4.0 version of the OS minimum.
Initial release: 23 October 2012 at 17:41.
After updated the Xbox 360 and the approach of Windows 8, Microsoft is expanding its strategy by announcing the arrival of Xbox SmartGlass, one applying to unify the user experience on different types of screens. Windows environments are not the only ones concerned.
Presented on the website of the Xbox , announced SmartGlass is an application on Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS and Android, which turns the screen of a Smartphone or tablet in an additional interface for the console.
The application allows you to convert a wireless terminal for Xbox, continue to watch a movie on VOD tablet after starting on a TV, or manage playlists Xbox Music from his Smartphone. The Xbox version of Internet Explorer can also be controlled from the application.
Xbox requires Microsoft has big plans for SmartGlass in the field of video games: the first video presentation of the application interface reveal a complementary range of the mobile terminal, such as a detailed plan play area, the characteristics of a character. Halo 4, part of the new flagship franchise for Microsoft, will be among the first games to incorporate this multi-screen experience to its release on November 6.