Xbox One SmartGlass Beta gets bumped with activity feed alerts and more

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app available for Windows Phone. The mobile app enables consumers to connect to their Xbox consoles and carry out numerous tasks, including turning the Windows Phone into a controller. Previously updated with activity feed items, the development team have added yet more features to the experience in this latest release.

Here's what is new in version

  • See the Top Games in Profile and Popular Games in Friends
  • Activity Feed Alerts and UI improvements

It's yet another neat update for the companion app and we're sure many gamers will happily take full advantage of the above features. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

QR: Xbox One SmartGlass

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  • Keep them updates coming. Getting better all the time.
  • Can we check download/purchase history with this app?
  • Can't wait for my XBox One. It's good to see they're working on adding more features. The 23rd can't come fast enough.... GT: AlienatedBovine
  • I will add you now
  • Just added you to.. GT: Montpbm777
  • Thnks
  • Half of apps in The store is better
  • Ohh come on dude we need update to Xbox 360 smartglass not only Xbox one
  • This update is to do with the latest Xbox One preview OS update.
  • Nice one thanks for sharing this information.....:-)
  • Say what? I've had those features for quite a while... Downloaded from the US store. Hmm, could it be that those were available to me since I'm in the preview program?
  • Love these updates
  • Brilliant app...
  • Can anyone use the DVR button on the cable remote in Smartglass? When they first added the button I could use it but now it is grayed out.
  • Why the Beta tag? Anyway nice update :D
  • I will give you 3 guesses: 1. Because it is the Beta version of the Smartglass app. 2. Because it is the Beta version of the Smartglass app. 3. Because it is the Beta version of the Smartglass app. 4. All of the Above.
  • In my opinion, they wasting resources on these apps , people using this app probably 0.01% of WP , they should better focus on core issues ....
  • I use the Smartglass daily to control Xbox One, including turning off the TV when kids have remotes and won't come to dinner. Very handy.
  • I use it all the time as well and these features are appreciated.
  • Why can't I send and rely to messages on Xbox glass for WP 8.1 but I can on IOS and android?!
  • Works flawlessly on my Lumia 920
  • I have a Lumia 920 and I can't read or reply to messages on Xbox glass