Xbox One SmartGlass

You can control your Xbox One with so many modes of input. Use the Xbox One controller, use Kinect or use the Xbox One SmartGlass app on Windows Phone. The phone app is great and we have no major complaints, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t innovating. The company has just pushed out a beta version of SmartGlass for Windows Phone. The app gives you a sneak peek at new features coming. Let’s check it out.

If you have an Xbox One (or Xbox 360) you’re probably pretty familiar with SmartGlass. The app allows users to control their Xbox console using their phone, tablet or PC. You can start games with the app, control video playback and much more. The app was announced earlier today as part of a broader Xbox One beta initiative from Microsoft. Though the app went under the radar, so we figured we'd highlight it so you don't miss it.

Here’s what the future features you can get today with the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Windows Phone:

  • OneGuide support built into SmartGlass
  • View what’s on TV without interrupting what you’re doing on your Xbox One
  • Change TV channels on your Xbox One through OneGuide on SmartGlass
  • Find and favorite TV Channels
  • TV Universal Remote Control to control your Cable Box and TV

Unfortunately we’re not near an Xbox One at the moment (Hello Build 2014!), but we can’t wait to try out these new features. Download the app and let us know what you think If you’re near an Xbox One.

Download Xbox One SmartGlass Beta from the Windows Phone Store. Or you could download it from the Windows Store.

Thanks for the tip Benjamin and johff80!

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