The Xbox One Smartglass app can be used to control your Xbox One if you don’t have a Kinect to use voice commands or you are just waiting for your Xbox One controller to recharge. With the release of the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft explains more uses for the Xbox One Smartglass app on the Windows Blog.
The Xbox One Smartglass app can be used as a alternative remote option to control Netflix, YouTube, or download the newest TV or movie from Xbox Video to your Xbox One. You can add Xbox Live friends or view your Xbox Live Achievements within the app.
The Xbox One Smartglass app is available on the Surface, Lumia or any other Windows device to control your Xbox One. Unfortunately, you must be on the same wireless network for the Xbox One Smartglass app to control your Xbox One.