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Official Xbox Live App Hits the iPad and iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 7, 2011.

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    Microsoft has released an official Xbox Live iOS app. The free app, for iPhone and iPad, allows users to:
    Microsoft has released a number of iOS apps, but with millions of Xbox Live members, this may be the most popular yet.

    My Xbox LIVE is available for iPhone and iPad free on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Official Xbox Live App Hits the iPad and iPhone
  2. macrumors regular

    Someone let a shrew into the garden. ;)
  3. TheOrioles33, Dec 7, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011

    macrumors 6502


    Nevermind! Its not awesome! It wont let me log in. WTF?

    ALRIGHT! You have to go to Xboxlive.com and agree to the new terms and all that. Then it works!

    Its freaking cool!
  4. ugp
    macrumors 65816


    Not working for me... All I get is the following...


    UPDATE: After a few tries it's working now...
  5. macrumors newbie

    This is a good app and I would recommend it. It is better than other 360 apps such as iNXE or 360 live. It gives the options of these apps but also goes further as you can now send and receive messages instead of just sending them. Avatars are also in full 3D and move around. Props equipped to an avatar also work. Another cool thing is if you shake your device your avatar falls over. I must say though its a bit weird seeing a Windows Phone 7 UI on an iOS device.
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    I'm getting that error on their regular website too. Both with Safari and Firefox.
  7. macrumors 601

    I have always had issues with their website on firefox and safari. I find adding :80 to the end of the .com always works well. I don't know why, but it works...
  8. ugp
    macrumors 65816


    It's working every time for me now. Very nice App. Very slick I think. Much better than 360 Live. I like how you can watch the Spotlight Videos now. It's very fluid.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9A405)

    Great app!
  10. macrumors 6502

    Very very nicely done app
  11. macrumors 68020


    I have to say, I played with it and my first thought was "if this is what Windows Phone 7 is like then I might want to play with it some." Its a very well done and mostly polished app. Very smart of Microsoft to put something this good in the competition's app store.

    Contrast it with Google... have you EVER used a Google iOS app and thought "wow, this is polished?" Most of the time when I use one of their apps I think "wait, did I open Safari by mistake?"
  12. macrumors regular


    These are my sentiments exactly
  13. macrumors regular

    Insightful commentary? On the Interwebs?! Well said, David.

    I'm still getting the /shrug error message seen above, but it wasn't even getting that far a second ago. Could just be a traffic thing as they bring the app online. Who knows :p
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Animations are annoyingly slow.
  15. alksion, Dec 7, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011

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    This is the first time that I have seen Microsoft pulling out original design and smooth UI's in a long. I am definitely more of an Apple fan, but I do welcome all technology. Personally, I do not like Android that much, but I do think Windows Phone 7 is pretty cool and has a lot of potential.

    Great little App!
  16. macrumors 68040

    TBH If Windows Phone 7 is like this then they have done a great job, which is quite surprising given the fool who's sadly still in charge of the place.

    I'm liking the 'Metro' style - possibly the most innovative design thats ever come out of the Redmond Chocolate Factory!
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    Sweet plug for the writer's gamertag :D Guess he want's to be beaten at MW3!
  18. macrumors regular

    Very nice app makes me want a windows phone more then anything else. But am i missing something this has no setting in notification centre nor can I see a setting for push notifications?
  19. macrumors member

    Wow this app is great. If Windows Phone 7 is close to being like this, then i might even consider buying such a device.
  20. macrumors 68040


    The UI for this application is basically identical to the entire Windows Phone 7 interface.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    This is well made app and I have to get a little cynical here....

    MS has to be thinking that if people get a taste of what a Windows phone is like, they may try it or even switch over at one point. There have already been several posts here stating that very fact. Since the phone works just like the app does, it provides a nice tech demo to everyone that has an iPad an iPhone. Brilliant!
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    I don't have an Xbox but I definitely commend Microsoft for making a nice looking app.

    I also hope this spurs other companies like Valve, Sony, and Nintendo in creating similar social apps. I've been waiting forever for Valve to create an official Steam App.
  23. macrumors 6502

    The metro interface on the iPhone screen makes me wish certain things...
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Have no idea why this is coming up, nowhere on xbox.com or under my live.com ID do I even see an option mentioning parental control.

  25. macrumors regular

    There must be away to turn off those annoying sound effects each time you press something in the app.

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