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hey guys, well i got a short review for you today with the Xbox SmartGlass App On Windows 8 With The Xbox Live Fall 2012 Update ;) we are not allowed to show you more then this, but we got some screenshots and a short video for you!

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Review: Microsoft SmartGlass App On Windows 8 With the Xbox Live 2012 Beta Fall

Xbox SmartGlass App On Windows 8 RTM: (English And Hebrew)

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Video: How Windows 8 With SmartGlass Works With the Xbox Live Fall 2012 Beta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNHvFec7NM

Source: TechIT.co.il

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it works great

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And this is just the start of Smart Glass, the play too stuff is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Should really get interesting once 3rd party devs start to use it in their games.

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Looks nice.

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The PlayTo feature in the video has nothing to do with SmartGlass btw :p

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plus the playto feature is also in windows 7

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The PlayTo feature in the video has nothing to do with SmartGlass btw :p

I was just going to post something about that. I haven't enabled anything on the Xbox, or seen anything SmartGlass and can PlayTo just by having Win 8 on the same network with an Xbox ... still not sure what SmartGlass is and is going to do for me :/

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SmartGlass + PlayTo as it stands today is ****ed up for playback of my own media. It is so convoluted to play an album that I already own in my local collection that I don't see the purpose besides selling stuff on Microsoft's store.

For example try this,

1. Open Xbox music (in Windows 8 - see?, this is already confused branding)

2. Scroll left to music, then click on "my music" which is entirely not obvious.

3. In the flat listed interface, try to look for the album I want to play.

4. Realized that I can use search instead, bring out the search charm

5. Search for the album name

6. It brings up all results including the result in the music store

7. Filter result to my collection

8. Click on the album to play

9. The ****ing stupid thing plays 30sec previews from the store even though I have that album in my collection.

10. At this point this has little to do with SmartGlass but I can't see them improving if they keep on creating convoluted methods for simple tasks.

I think the team that designed the music/video apps in Windows 8 is the same team that destroyed the Netflix app UI on Xbox in last fall's update. The story is not much different in the latest dashboard beta.

There is good metro and I love it as it stands in Windows Phone and some places in Windows 8. and THEN there is ****ed up dumb implementation of metro in places such as the Xbox * apps in Windows 8.

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