Microsoft’s Xbox app transcends their SmartGlass app and brings together your gaming and media experiences across all devices. Whether you have a Windows 10 gaming PC, Xbox One, or Xbox 360, if you have a business on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, the app has something for you. Until now, however, the full Xbox app has only been available as a Universal app, or Metro UI, for Windows 10. As of Monday, the app is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Overall, the app looks and works pretty much the same as the Windows 10 app, with some minor UI tweaks to make it work better on mobile platforms.
The app contains all of the features of the SmartGlass beta apps that are circulating on the Play Store, as well as additional system control and social features that make the app your all-in-one gaming hub for platforms. – Microsoft forms. Users can view their friends’ achievements and broadcasts through Twitch on Xbox Live, chat with those same friends, share stored game clips and updates, and even purchase Xbox games from the Microsoft store. The application also allows users to view interactive game content and interface with applications associated with certain games. With an Xbox One seated, the app allows users to use their phones to control the console’s keyboard and touch controls, as well as to control media playback. Facebook integration and contact importation are also on board, but game streaming of any kind is notably absent. Xbox 360 users, unfortunately, do not have the control features that their Xbox One owner counterparts enjoy.
The app is currently available in the Play Store, but you’ll need a Microsoft account to sign in. If you don’t have one, click the “Connect” button to access a screen where you can press “Create one!” to sign up and get an Xbox Live Gamertag. If you have a Windows 10 or Windows 8 PC that you created an account for, but not an Xbox Live Gamertag, you can use your current Microsoft account and create a Gamertag to link it to. The app requires an Xbox One to sign in for some features, but features centered around your Xbox Live account, such as interacting with friends, will work fine without it.