Xbox One SmartGlass made available to Android users

Xbox One SmartGlass made available to Android users

The Android version of the SmartGlass app has hit Google Play, following on from the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 release earlier in the week. The app is available free of charge and allows for second-screen action on Android phones and tablets when used in conjunction with the Xbox One.

There’s a lot of potential for SmartGlass. Compatible apps and games can push additional content to the Android app. On one hand it is a fairly simple affair that can be used to browse your achievements and messages, it can be used in a variety of ways to add a new dimension to your Xbox One experience.

The app description points out that it is useful in the living room:

  • Navigate your Xbox One console using your device’s keyboard and touch
  • Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control
  • Browse the web on your TV using your mobile device
  • Enhance what you are watching or playing with SmartGlass companions
  • Increase performance with faster connections and reliability

But can also be used when you are further away from your Xbox One:

  • Search, browse, and pin content to play on your Xbox One console
  • Track achievements, get game help, message friends, and watch game DVR clips

There’s still time to get the app installed before your console arrives — grab yourself a copy of the app by hitting the download link below.

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