In preparation for the launch of its new Xbox One gaming console on Friday, November 22nd, Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app for iOS. Xbox One SmartGlass is essentially a remote control for the Xbox One’s dashboard, allowing users to navigate the console using the iPhone’s touchscreen and keyboard. With it, users can control media on the Xbox One, browse the web, and view information about currently playing music or television.

The app also acts as an interactive catalog and social media portal for the Xbox One. Users can use the app to search and browse through content to play on their Xbox One and then “pin” it so the content is ready to go when they get home. The app also allows gamers to track achievements, message friends, and view game clips.

Xbox One SmartGlass is a free download.

Microsoft releases ‘Xbox One SmartGlass’ iOS app originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments

You can follow on Twitter or join our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Apple and the Web.