Xbox Companion updated, is now Xbox Smartglass

An update is being pushed through for your Windows Phone Xbox Companion app that transforms things into the Xbox Smartglass app. You get a change in layout too boot.

Xbox Smartglass continues to allow you to interact with your Xbox 360 console through your Windows Phone. Not only will it allow you to control your console but it also delivers unique content about what you are watching or playing to your Windows Phone.

Xbox Smartglass's key features include:

  • Navigate your Xbox 360 with swipe and tap.
  • Use your phone's keyboard to type to your Xbox 360.
  • Browse the Internet on your Xbox 360 with full keyboard and zooming.
  • Play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and stop videos and music on your Xbox 360.
  • Search the full Xbox catalog of music, video, and games.
  • Enjoy rich, interactive experiences from select game and entertainment content creators.

If you haven't seen the update pushed to your Windows Phone, you can find the Xbox Smartglass app here at the Windows Phone Store. It's a free app and does require an Xbox 360 console and Xbox membership.

Thanks, everyone, for the tip!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.