XB1: Deeper SmartGlass Integration With Games

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Microsoft has is integrating smartglass more deeply into the Xbox One.  Smartglass can be accessed through your phone or pc and can allow for control of the Xbox One and integration with games.  Today at E3 Microsoft talked about smartglass and the Xbox One.

  • Richer SmartGlass Experiences: Xbox SmartGlass for Xbox One allows you to turn your console on and off, adjust volume, manage your TV set-top box and Blu-ray, and integrates with Xbox One so you can search the programming guide without interrupting your current activity. Xbox SmartGlass also gives you full control over your game to start a game, launch multiplayer, view achievements, see real-time progress updates during gameplay, receive in-game tips, purchase Add-ons and more.

Microsoft also made minor announcements about the TV guide on Xbox One and Kinect.

  • Xbox OneGuide: Now you can navigate and watch live TV without switching inputs. Your Xbox Live Gold membership includes access to the OneGuide, where you get TV and entertainment that’s tailored for you, discover what’s trending with the Xbox community, and use your voice to search by network or name. You can also always know when your friends are online and ready to play your favorite game, even when you’re watching TV. (US Only for now)
  • Conversational voice: We’ve completely reengineered Kinect to take full advantage of the new Xbox One architecture. The new Kinect is more precise, more responsive and more intuitive. And voice commands and controls are now more conversational, making it easier to find and enjoy your games and entertainment.


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  • Haymo

    I wish they would let me stream Xbox One Games to my Smartglass enabled tablet already.

  • timotim

    This is really interesting, want to see where this goes. Can I paint my Forza cars on my Surface instead of the layer system in the game? Can I use smartglass to make Forge levels in the next Halo? Make it happen.