Microsoft has released its companion Android app for the new Xbox One console today, according to Engadget. A similar app has existed for the Xbox 360 for some time now, but owners of the newest Microsoft console will need to use the app released today.
The app allows Xbox One users to control their Xbox remotely using their Android device, enhance their gaming and media-viewing experience with second screen functionality, and access many Xbox Live features such as messaging, achievements, and more.
Xbox One SmartGlass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox One. Stay connected with the games and gamers you like. Add a new dimension to your console entertainment with the mobile device you already own.
In the living room: Navigate your Xbox One console using your device’s keyboard and touch Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control Browse the web on your TV using your mobile device Enhance what you are watching or playing with SmartGlass companions Increase performance with faster connections and reliability
In the living room and on the go: Search, browse, and pin content to play on your Xbox One console Track achievements, get game help, message friends, and watch game DVR clips Note: This app requires an Xbox membership to sign in. Available for most Android 4.0+ smartphones, with WVGA screen resolution or higher, plus 7″” and 10″” Tablets
The app is available for free on the Google Play Store.