Xbox One SmartGlass Beta updated with ability to buy and download games

Xbox One SmartGlass is a must-have app for anyone with an Xbox One and Windows Phone. The beta for SmartGlass was just updated today on Windows Phone and includes the ability to buy and download games or content from within the app! Read on for more details.

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you'll find a new Xbox OneSmartGlass Beta update. It'll show as version in the Windows Phone Store, but you'll see version 2.2.1407.23002.

Here's what's new in today's update:

  • Like a Game Clip
  • Like an item in the activity feed
  • View items that have been bundled together
  • View items that have been shared to you from a message
  • Purchase Xbox One games & add-ons
  • Browse for recent and popular games & add-ons
  • General stability and polish improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • Some features may require a console update to take full advantage of them

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta

We played around with the updated app and like the changes. We look forward to buying games on our Windows Phone and having them show up on our Xbox One console. Radical.

Via: @WPscoops

QR: SmartGlass Beta

Sam Sabri
  • Who am I going to see on the Destiny beta tonight? Let's play! XBL GT: GeneralSham
  • Me! Let's play!
  • I'm on my way home to download the beta! I'll be adding you..! GT: CruciFried
  • UFC baby!
  • I like getting down on UFC
  • Me three
  • I'll add you in a moment. BarakTR. :)
  • Add me for some Destiny beta gt warzone3
  • I'll be there tonight my time, which is in about 10 hours.
  • Do you need to buy destiny to be on beta?
  • Pre-order
  • You could see me. VAlegend93. Xbox One?  
  • I thoroughly enjoyed it last night. I'll add you tonight, but our time zones may mean we never meet up.
  • I'm on a trip, so I can't play it. However, I got to play it on my ps4 for a few days when it came last week. I didn't get it on the X1, as, I wanted to ACTUALLY PLAY IT before I left. But I hope all of you guys enjoy the game! I know I did! :D
  • Add me. Same as here, MistrWashington
  • You know what you wont see? The Destiny companion app for mobile phones..
    which my Android friend was telling me about. Sigh. Cough cough
  • I'll be on tonight...add me!!! :-)
    GT: dragunrising
  • Me if my son got in on the beta : )
  • you can get him a code by searching reddit :P i got mine from there
  • I'm in the Destiny Beta too.
  • There's no download link in the WPcentral app. This is a great new feature. Xbox Smartglass is badass.
  • Useless feature outside the USA. I'm not paying $100 a game on the Australian store, I'll keep paying US prices from or the dashboard.
  • I spent 3 hours trolling Twitter trying to get a code.... darn young kids and thier faster fingers. ) :   On Topic: I'd like the app a lot more if you could connect to your console without having to be on the same network.
  • I got my code (PS4) from Reddit there is a lot of people giving away codes isn't it the same with XBOX ? just go there /r/Xbox or /r/Destinythegame or /r/xboxone
  • Out of topic: I cannot remove photos from favorites, when i select 'remove from favorites' it disappear but then reappear when i go to favorites folder. I've binged it but it seems nobody has the problem yet. My phone runs 8.1 pfd.
  • Favorites For Life baby!!
  • Google it :D
  • Bing it!
  • Take it to the WPCentral Forums! :)
  • If only this had come yesterday I could have had Destiny waiting for me when I got home.. Good to see though!
  • I believe the buy and download now feature works with apps as well. Just "bought" the GoPro channel app and it altered me that it would download now for me. I will not know if it worked until I get home though.
  • If I could only get it to connect
  • ½ off-topic : Joe Belfiore had just tweeted that Xbox Music and Video will not be abandoned and that an important update is coming for Xbox Music.
  • Tip them
  • They updated the article but for an unknown reason it doesn't show up at the top of the news feed.
  • I won't be buying full games until they are cheaper to download than they are in store, and I can't see that happening any time soon.
  • Awesome update!!!!
  • On the topic of *this* article, this is probably the one feature I've been waiting for since the launch of the console. Now it would be great if they'd update the Windows Store app too (or make it a universal app that updates the phone and tablet versions at the same time), that'd be awesome. :-)
  • That would be awesome. The Windows Store app is usually updated around the same time that the non-beta version is on Windows Phone.
  • Has anyone gotten the 1408 update yet?
  • I got it exactly the same time this SmartGlass Beta update came out.
  • Will check this morning. Thanks!
  • Where is the DLNA client app?
  • My gamertag is Dartarian if anyone is up for Destiny
  • So I downloaded the app, but it must need an Xbox update cause it wouldn't connect. So how do I get the update? It doesn't show up on the Xbox settings.
  • Interesting update... Someday, hopefully soon, I'll get an Xbox One and then I'll make use of SmartGlass aggressively! :) p.s. I half-expected "Hidden Gems" to show up with this post - with an XBox One up for grabs! ;)
  • Hmmm.. So I seem to have the most recent Xbox version, but the smart glass app didn't connect anymore. I rebooted the phone, but it didn't help. Then I rebooted the Xbox. Then I was able to connect. Go figure.
  • Sure, I needed this ability last night! Lol. Couldn't have Destiny Beta ready and waiting for me when I got home. Only got to play for a few minutes this morning.
  • lol will be a great feature for when the game actually comes out ;)
  • Why don't they bump that version number in store. Such annoying -,-