SmartGlass for Xbox One apps for iOS and Android released

Microsoft is prepping for Friday's Xbox One launch by releasing its new "second screen" SmartGlass apps made especially to interact with the new game console. Following today's earlier releases for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1, the new SmartGlass for Xbox One apps have now been made available for download for iOS and Android devices.

The iOS version, which is available on iTunes, supports iOS 6.0 and greater and has been optimized to run on the iPhone 5, although the screenshots indicate that there is a different interface layout for the iPad version.

The Android app, available on Google Play,  is supposed to support most smartphones with Android 4.0 or later that have WVGA screens. It also supports seven and 10 inch Android tablets.

All of the SmartGlass on Xbox One apps allow console owners to navigate the dashboard from their smartphone or tablet, along with accessing the Xbox One's Internet Explorer so they can surf the Internet on their big screen TV and snap Xbox One apps to the side. The apps also lets users view their Xbox One achievements and friends list and access special extra content for games like "Dead Rising 3" and movies such as "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Source: iTunes and Google Play | Images via Microsoft

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17 Comments

EvilAstroboy said,

Change your Location to the US or AUS and install ?


Any working guide? Tried changing it last night to install some app, restarted but still doesn't work.

You can do this really easily on iOS.
On Android, region locking is a real PITA. There's probably some convoluted workaround if you have the patience to look around.

a0me said,
You can do this really easily on iOS.
On Android, region locking is a real PITA. There's probably some convoluted workaround if you have the patience to look around.

The only workaround I can think of is to install from outside of Play Store. No outside links found yet though.

I'm in the US, and I can't seem to find it, Do you have to transfer your profile to the xbox one first before you can get it? Because I have a wp8 and 8.1, I still have the older version. Possibly uninstall and then reinstall?

techbeck said,
I have an Android and have no problems loading the app. It does come up saying it cannot find an X1, but loads after.

Could you extract the apk file? I couldn't get it in my country.

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