Xbox SmartGlass for Windows Phone updated with 720p support


The SmartGlass app for Windows Phone now supports devices with 720p screens.

Microsoft updated its popular Xbox SmartGlass app for Windows Phone late Friday, adding support for 720p screens, such as the display found on the HTC Windows Phone 8X.

No change log was added to the app's listing on the Windows Phone Store, though the newly supported resolution appears to be the only major update. Previously, devices with 16:9 aspect ratios would add a black box to the top of the display to offset the missing area. Now devices with 720x1280 screens will see the SmartGlass app make full use of the display.

SmartGlass has been one of the most popular Windows Phone apps since its October release, featuring a rating of about four and a half stars based on 2,789 reviews. The app, which allows users to remotely control their Xbox 360 consoles, also has a Windows 8 and Windows RT version that was released in October. Microsoft later released iOS and Android versions of the app. In June, Microsoft announced more than 17 million copies of SmartGlass had been downloaded across all platforms since its release.

Source: Windows Phone Store

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Pretty sure the guide button in the remote is new. And the app resumes and holds its connection much more reliably. Plus I think you can browse more content on the app like Xbox Videos.

Thief000 said,
Yes, SmartGlass hasn't been updated in a while indeed.

I think the same team that does the phone also does the Windows 8/8.1 version which was also updated a few days ago or maybe last week. They're probably busy with adding in new XB1 specific abilities in time for the launch of the console.