Xbox app

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Xbox App
SmartGlass Logo.png
Logo of the next generation Xbox SmartGlass app for iOS, Android, and Windows
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Windows Phone
Windows 10 Mobile

Xbox App (also known as Xbox SmartGlass) is an application for the Xbox platform. On launch, it was positioned as a companion app for Xbox video game consoles, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles, providing access to Xbox Live community functions, remote control, as well as second screen functionality with selected games, applications, and content.[1] Versions of Xbox App have been released for Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows.


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.[2][better source needed]

The Windows 10 family of operating systems introduced a revamped version of SmartGlass referred to as the Xbox App. It features a new, multi-column interface with an Activity Feed display, and allows users to control and play games from an Xbox One console over a local network, the ability to view and edit Game DVR recordings from an Xbox One console. The PC version of the Xbox App also supports Game DVR on supported hardware, and has a library display for games installed on the PC, such as those obtained via Steam and Windows Store.[3][4][5]

On June 13, 2016, the Android and iOS versions of SmartGlass were updated and re-branded as Xbox, coinciding with an updated user interface that is similar to the Windows 10 version.[6]

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  1. ^ "Xbox One's SmartGlass App Does Essential Stuff Your Xbox One Won't". Time. November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "E3 2012". 
  3. ^ "Xbox on Windows 10: social features, game DVR and more". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Xbox app coming to Windows 10, Microsoft confirms". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Windows 10 will let you stream Xbox One games to any Windows 10 PC or tablet". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "New Xbox apps for iOS and Android look just like Windows 10". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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