Xbox SmartGlass for iOS launched today

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wdomon, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. wdomon macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    Looks like Microsoft has officially released Xbox SmartGlass (renamed from My Xbox LIVE) as an update today. Details in my screenshot below.

  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Just tried it on my ipad and iphone for a couple of minutes. Not a big fan of the remote section, as the touchpad feels loose and laggy to me. I have the original xbox remote (with my HD-DVD add on) and having the real remote is much better.

    I haven't tried any typing yet, I have a chatpad, but to be fair I hardly plug it in. This may be a good use of the iPhone/iPad smartglass.

    The big draw in my opinion will be the 2nd screen during gameplay, we will see how it is implemented. It could be just another useless add on, or it could be a great, the jury is still out.
  3. TedM macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    it looks pretty cool. I might try it out. Does it cost anything?
  4. knightfolk macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Nope it is free. I have not seen any lag at all so far. Halo 4,s second screen is nice but nothing special at least from what I have seen so far.
  5. wdomon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    I'm very impressed with it. Keep in mind that this is still in it's infancy, so I'm focusing more on the potential as opposed to the current content. I think having a second screen such as an iPad, will give the creative types behind these blockbuster triple A games the canvas to come up with some fantastic additions to our favorite games. Beyond that, I like that I am finally able to use the keyboard on my phone and tablet to type on the Xbox. Maybe I'll actually use the Search function on Netflix now...

    I don't think SmartGlass is going to change the way we play video games forever, but I can easily see it enhancing it. Can't wait to see how this is used in the future.
  6. Natesac macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    It appears that the keyboard does not work with Netflix just yet. At least it was not working for me. Looks like ill be flipping back to the Apple TV for Netflix
  7. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    Smartglass for xbox 360 out now on iOS

    Just got my update to the My Xbox Live App last night. This updated the app to Xbox Smartglass on my iPhone!

    Love this thing, works perfectly. Can't wait for more games to be integrated so i can use this on my phone.

    Also able to use it as basically a secondary controller for movies and videos and of course IE.

    Figured i'd post this here to let people know if they were interested.

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