Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass app made its debut on iOS overnight, launched as an improve to the Redmond firm’s earlier Xbox Companion app — giving iPhone and iPad customers the power to make use of their gadgets as distant controls and second screens for Xbox Dwell on the Xbox 360.
The expertise is just like Xbox SmartGlass for Windows 8 and Android, letting customers navigate the Xbox Dwell menu by swiping the display screen of their fingers, search for content material together with motion pictures and video utilizing textual content and voice enter on the iPhone or iPad, launch applications and music from the gadget, and management playback, as properly.
I’ve been making an attempt it out this morning on my iPhone 4S and there’s one thing superior about utilizing an Apple gadget to regulate and work together with the Microsoft console.
For probably the most half, the expertise has been seamless, similar to what I’ve skilled on my Microsoft Floor pill. That stated, the app did crash a few instances in about an hour of utilization. Additionally, one of many huge complaints from iPhone customers within the preliminary App Retailer evaluations is that Microsoft didn’t come out with native help for the iPhone 5’s taller display screen.
The free SmartGlass app for iPhone and iPad is available here.