Microsoft announced Xbox SmartGlass app for Windows 8 at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) today. Xbox SmartGlass is an application for Windows 8, Windows phone and other devices for connecting it to Xbox 360 console.
Xbox SmartGlass works as a second screen and it allows to send a video from your tablet or phone to your TV. While watching a video on a device, you can watch related media information on the second screen. In addition to the related information it provides on the second screen it also allows you to use your phone as a remote control to your Xbox console.
The intelligence of Xbox SmartGlass makes your entertainment more engaging, Web surfing more effortless, and playing games more immersive by delivering companion content and control to enhance your TV experience.
“Xbox is on a mission to make the entertainment that you love even more amazing,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With Xbox SmartGlass, we are lighting up entertainment across your phone, tablet, PC and TV in a completely new way. If you love to play games, watch TV and movies, surf the Web, or listen to music, there has never been a better time to be on Xbox.” (PR)
Microsoft’s SmartGlass is not limited to Windows devices, but it will be available on other platforms including Windows Phone, Android and iOS. The app is not yet available now, Microsoft will release it in the later half of this year.