Xbox SmartGlass for Android updated to support tablets

Xbox SmartGlass for Android has received an update today that adds support for tablets 7-inches or larger, bringing the version number to 1.5 while also adding a feature that prevents your device from going to sleep while a SmartGlass Experience is running. Other updates included in version 1.5 relate to stability enhancements and bug fixes, as you might expect.

If you aren't already aware, Xbox SmartGlass is an app that allows you to access your Xbox 360 remotely, taking control of numerous features including media playback and Internet Explorer, as well as providing extra information while in some games. The latest update is available from the Google Play Store right now, and if you haven't already installed it, the app does require a device running Android 4.0 or higher.

Source: Play Store

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Lol Xbox is a joke, you can't use this feature if you don't have Xbox Live Gold membership. Pulled out my 5 year old xbox to check this out, turns out I can't do it. Along with the bing search and bull**** they integrated with it, even though you are not connected to their services (youtube, netflix, etc) and are just using their apps they require xbox live gold.

I've always been a supporter of Xbox because even though it costs money for XBL, I was fine with it because it was a better service than PSN + I was a halo fan. Now it's all pointless, PlayStation is clearly a better product.

I can't see a reason why anyone would buy the Xbox and not the PS3 unless they are a die hard Halo or Gears fan.

XBOX has always had Live requirements. Nothing new. And there are a lot more games than Halo or Gears on XBOX. Sounds like either you dont know whats going on, or you are just bitter.

For $60 a year and all XBL can do/offer...not a bad price....especially if you find the sales for $30 a yea which popup every now and then.

techbeck said,
XBOX has always had Live requirements. Nothing new. And there are a lot more games than Halo or Gears on XBOX. Sounds like either you dont know whats going on, or you are just bitter.

For $60 a year and all XBL can do/offer...not a bad price....especially if you find the sales for $30 a yea which popup every now and then.

There are a LOT more games exclusive to Xbox? Okay, maybe you can name 5 more but I only named the ones that were popular and the main reason me and my friends have stuck with Xbox was because of Halo 4 and that wasn't much of a hit since I didn't buy a Halo game since 3 and I was disappointed with what they did with 4 and the campaign is not even worth mentioning.

Yea $60 a year isn't a bad price but when Play station is offering the SAME (if not better) functionality for FREE why choose xbox? For the 2 exclusive games it has over PS3?

And I still dont see why you need live to access YOUTUBE on your xbox, Netflix and Last.fm I can see since they have a partnership with them. You can't access the web browser without Xbox Gold, that's just plain a rip off and cheap on Microsoft's side.

FYI pretty much every game they make for Xbox they make for PS3 now. There are only a handful of titles that are still Xbox only, Gears, Halo, Fable etc. Then again PS3 has its exclusive titles also.

Edited by onionjuice, Apr 11 2013, 12:02pm :

Your xbox = no more useful than a brick without Xbox gold. Not true with the PS3, it becomes a hub for multimedia, etc and all for free!

I would pay for Live if i had games on it that I'd play but i'm a PC gamer now and I'm not paying $60 so i can access the internet on my xbox or stream movies from a company that I ALREADY pay for.

There are a LOT more games exclusive to Xbox? Okay, maybe you can name 5 more but I only named the ones that were popular and the main reason me and my friends have stuck with Xbox was because of Halo 4 and that wasn't much of a hit since I didn't buy a Halo game since 3 and I was disappointed with what they did with 4 and the campaign is not even worth mentioning.

You said nothing about exclusive games, but yes...there are a lot more games exclusive to the XBOX.


And I still dont see why you need live to access YOUTUBE on your xbox, Netflix and Last.fm I can see since they have a partnership with them. You can't access the web browser without Xbox Gold, that's just plain a rip off and cheap on Microsoft's side.

Get a roku or a TV/Blueray player that has that stuff built in.

DConnell said,
I've tried both, and the Netflix app is much more responsive on the XBox.

I dont like the XBOX app. I use my TV for Netflix. But thats just me.

DConnell said,
I've tried both, and the Netflix app is much more responsive on the XBox.

I like the right stick seek on PS3 more.
however I do like the Xbox app more overall.

That's weird. It supported some tablets before. My Nexus 7 had it available after two weeks when it came out. Perhaps they added support for more tablets not just tablets in general.

DarkNet said,
That's weird. It supported some tablets before. My Nexus 7 had it available after two weeks when it came out. Perhaps they added support for more tablets not just tablets in general.

Yeah I think there were a few which supported it but most of the 10 inch tabs didn't is the impression I got!