Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Music Android Versions Delayed for Another 6 Months

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  • 23 Oct 2012
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  • Although Microsoft was pretty happy to announce the release of Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Music, in updated versions for Windows 8 today, there’s still a long road ahead, as we wait for the release of these apps on Android and iOS. However, MS did promise that they will release said apps in about 6 months, giving Windows 8 an upper hand in the meantime.

    Xbox Live product manager Pav Bhardwaj is the one making these claims and we larn that Surface tablets and Windows 8 PCs will access Xbox Smartglass and Xbox Music from October 26th. Windows Phone 8 also gets support for them, leaving us Android users with a wait time that would bring us to an April release, at best. What Smartglass does is allow tablets and phones to communicate and work together with the Xbox 360 console and display additional information.

    For example if you watch a movie on the Xbox and HDTV, a tablet with SmartGlass on will display info about the actors, or content related to the storyline of the movie. The same goes for games, where the tablet or phone with SmartGlass will show you an extra options screen, a map and other stuff like that. Xbox Music is also a cool way to stream music for free between your devices, taking on the likes of iTunes and Spotify. Let’s hope it won’t be delayed too long on Android.

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