Xbox One SmartGlass

The Xbox SmartGlass app for Android allows users to remotely control their Xbox One from their phone, and with the latest update, you can do a lot more. TV and App Channels are now showcased in an easy-to-access OneGuide page. You can also manually cruise through your TV channels if you have service now. Twitch integration helps you discover live streaming gameplay through SmartGlass. An array of smaller tweaks, such as achievement comparisons, new notification options, and an overall Home screen change round out a pretty beefy update.

As always, SmartGlass offers you a handy on-screen keyboard when conducting searches or typing out messages, manage media playback, browse the web on the big screen, and lots more. Basically, if you've got an Xbox One, you should probably have this app. You can download the Xbox One SmartGlass app for free from Google Play

How many of you have an Xbox One? Have you been happy with SmartGlass so far? Any features you're really holding out for?


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SmartGlass on Android can now control your TV through your Xbox One


I love how our phones are becoming our everything devices. Never a lost remote, missed calender appointment or forgotten wallet. Now to replace the car keys with nfc.

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Speak for yourself. The remote control feature (and many other features of cell phones these days) are nothing more than a 'try it once because you can' type of impracticality for me. Yeah let me sit around my house pointing my cell phone at my TV. At no further than 5 feet away. Holding it straight in the air.

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I guess I'm on the beta so maybe a lot of those features just came out for the regular one

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Great. Or, I can control my TV with my Wii U's GamePad whilst playing Mario Kart 8. For about half the price.

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I wish I had a reason to turn mine on... Thanks Chromecast and lack of interesting games (IMO).

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