Xbox SmartGlass

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Xbox SmartGlass
Xbox SmartGlass logo.jpg
Official logo of Xbox SmartGlass
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release October 26, 2012; 20 months ago (2012-10-26)
Operating system Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Windows Phone
Android
iOS
Platform Xbox 360
Xbox One
Website Xbox.com/SmartGlass

Xbox SmartGlass is a companion application for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles that is compatible with Windows 8 devices, Windows RT tablets, Windows Phone (7.5+) smartphones, Windows Server 2012 PCs, iOS (5+) devices and Android (4.0+) smartphones.[1] It was announced by Microsoft during E3 2012 and released on October 26, 2012, coinciding with the release of Windows 8.[2] It connects with the Xbox 360 and allows more interactive entertainment, allowing mobile devices to potentially serve as second screens and remote controller.[3] providing information such as Halo 4 stats and Forza Horizon GPS.[4]

Users of Windows Server 2012 can currently download the application from the Windows Store after installing the Windows Desktop Experience feature in the Server Manager.[5]

Xbox One Smartglass allows users to manage television and view game statistics and activities otherwise unavailable on the console. Smartglass can be used to snap applications side-by-side on the Xbox One. Smartglass can be also used to send friend messages on Xbox Live.[6]

History[edit]

Xbox SmartGlass was originally announced during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The announcement was accompanied with demonstrations on how the application would work. These demonstrations included Madden NFL 13, Halo 4, and Internet Explorer.[7]

SmartGlass compatibility[edit]

Xbox 360 Games[edit]

Title Developer Publisher North America Europe Japan Console exclusive to Xbox 360 Kinect
A World of Keflings NinjaBee Microsoft Studios December 22, 2010 December 22, 2010 December 22, 2010 Yes No
Ascend: Hand of Kul Microsoft Studios Microsoft Studios September 25, 2013 September 25, 2013 September 25, 2013 Yes No
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft October 29. 2013 October 29. 2013 October 29. 2013 No No
Castle Crashers The Behemoth Microsoft Game Studios August 27, 2008 No No
Dance Central 3 Harmonix Music Harmonix Music October 16, 2012 October 19, 2012 October 18, 2012 Yes Required
Dust: An Elysian Tail Humble Hearts Microsoft Studios August 15, 2012 August 15, 2012 August 15, 2012 Yes No
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut Eidos Montreal Square-Enix October 22, 2013 October 22, 2013 October 22, 2013 No No
Forza Horizon Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Studios October 23, 2012 October 26, 2012 October 25, 2012 Yes Supported
Full House Poker Krome Studios Microsoft Game Studios March 16, 2011 Yes No
Halo 4 343 Industries Microsoft Studios November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012 November 8, 2012 Yes No
Happy Wars Toylogic Microsoft Studios October 12, 2012 Yes No
Home Run Stars Smoking Gun Interactive Microsoft Studios October 26, 2012 October 26, 2012 October 26, 2012 Yes Required
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Ubisoft October 8, 2013 October 1, 2013 N/A No Required
Kinect Sesame Street TV Soho Productions Microsoft Studios September 18, 2012 September 18, 2012 N/A Yes Required
Madden NFL 13 EA Tiburon EA Sports Never Implemented Never Implemented N/A No Required
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Stainless Games Wizards of the Coast June 20, 2012 No No
Mark of the Ninja Klei Entertainment Microsoft Studios September 7, 2012 September 7, 2012 September 7, 2012 Yes No
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Kojima Productions Konami March 18, 2014 March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014 No No
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Team Ninja Tecmo Koei April 2, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 4, 2013 No No
Pinball FX 2 Zen Studios Microsoft Game Studios October 27, 2010 Yes No
Toy Soldiers: Cold War Signal Studios Microsoft Studios August 17, 2011 No Yes
Trials Evolution RedLynx Microsoft Studios April 18, 2012 Yes No

Xbox One Games[edit]

Title Developer Publisher North America Europe Australia Exclusive to Xbox One Kinect
Dead Rising 3 Capcom Vancouver Microsoft Studios November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 Yes Supported
Forza Motorsport 5 Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Studios November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 Yes Supported
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Ubisoft November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 No Required
Kinect Sports Rivals Rare Microsoft Studios TBA TBA TBA Yes Required
LocoCycle Twisted Pixel Interactive Microsoft Studios November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 Yes Required
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare PopCap Games Electronic Arts February 25, 2014 February 27, 2014 TBA Microsoft Supported
Ryse: Son of Rome Crytek Microsoft Studios November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013 Yes Supported
Worms Battlegrounds Team 17 Team 17 June 3, 2014 May 30, 2014 TBA No No

Xbox 360 Applications[edit]

Applications Release Date Available countries
ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN) December 6, 2011 United States
HBO GO (HBO) March 27, 2012 United States
Internet Explorer October 16, 2012 Available in all countries
Karaoke December 11, 2012 Available in all countries (except Japan and United Arab Emirates)
MSN December 13, 2011 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
NBC News August 21, 2012 United States
Now TV August 21, 2012 United Kingdom
Sports Picks December 14, 2012 Available in all countries
TODAY (MSNBC) December 6, 2011 United States
UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC) December 20, 2011 Canada, United States
UVideos (Univision) November 21, 2012 United States
Xbox Music October 16, 2012 Available in all countries
Xbox Video October 16, 2012 Available in all countries

Xbox One Applications[edit]

Applications Release Date Available countries
Miss Universe 2014 Canada, Mexico, United States
NFL on Xbox November 22, 2013 Canada, Mexico, United States
Skype November 22, 2013 Available in all countries

Live events[edit]

Events Date Available countries
2012 United States Election Day coverage November 6, 2012 United States
2012 Spike Video Game Awards December 7, 2012 Available in 14 countries globally
85th Academy Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show February 24, 2013 United States
2013 Revolver Golden Gods May 2, 2013 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Miss Teen USA 2013 August 10, 2013 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
2014 Revolver Golden Gods April 25, 2014 Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Miss Teen USA 2014 August 2, 2014 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Movies[edit]

Movies Availability
21 Jump Street Yes
50/50 Yes
American Reunion Yes
Arbitrage Yes
Batman Begins Yes
Battleship No
Bernie Yes
Friends With Kids Yes
John Carter Yes
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Yes
Land of the Lost Yes
Machine Gun Preacher Yes
Man on a Ledge Yes
Mirror Mirror Yes
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Yes
One for the Money Yes
Project X Yes
Prometheus Yes
Safe Yes
Safe House Yes
Seeking Justice Yes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Yes
The Avengers Yes
The Babymakers Yes
The Book of Eli Yes
The Bourne Ultimatum No
The Five-Year Engagement Yes
The Hunger Games Yes
The Lucky One Yes
The Three Stooges Yes
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Yes
The Vow Yes
This Means War Yes
We Bought A Zoo Yes
Wrath of the Titans Yes

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