Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass reaches Android, offers Android users Xbox 360 control and integration

Microsoft gives Android users Xbox SmartGlass, console integration on Android is available now in th.

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Microsoft have been kind to Android users, providing SmartGlass integration on the Google Play store. The companion app is a bit of a change from the My Xbox Live app for Android, which let you control some of the Xbox 360's features from Android-based devices.

Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass reaches Android, offers Android users Xbox 360 control and integration |

Windows Phone-based users get the best integration of all the OS', but it's good to see Microsoft not letting Android users cry in the dark alone. The Android app lets you look through the Dashboard, input text, browse the web (with zooming), search for local content, and control media playback.

The app requires an Android device sporting a resolution of at least 800x480, and a full list of features can be found below:

  • Navigate your Xbox 360 with swipe and tap
  • Use your phone's keyboard to type to your Xbox 360
  • Browse the Internet on your Xbox 360 with full keyboard and zooming
  • Play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and stop videos and music on your Xbox 360
  • Search the full Xbox catalog of music, video, and games
  • Enjoy rich, interactive experiences from select game and entertainment content creators
  • Track and compare your achievements with your Xbox friends
  • Change up your 3D avatar
  • Message your Xbox friends
  • Edit your Xbox profile

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