To get things prepared for the imminent arrival of the Xbox One, Microsoft has now released the SmartGlass companion app for the console on all mobile platforms.
Microsoft promises that downloading the app ahead of getting your new console will have several benefits and allow you to enjoy a smoother setup process.
• Search for the perfect game - Don’t waste any time – search for new Xbox One games so you can jump right in when your console is ready. Xbox One SmartGlass also lets you view information such as game details, achievements and challenges so you’re ready to get going with your favorite games. You can even check out the Game DVR clips already uploaded by the community!
• Keep up with friends - Connect with friends and the Xbox Live community even before you finish setting up your console. Use the app to see what your friends have been up to, check out their latest achievements, or read your messages while you’re waiting
• Personalize your dashboard Pin your favorite games and apps to the Home screen so you jump into your favorite activities right when you finish setting up your console and log into Xbox LiveMicrosoft has detailed how the SmartGlass app for the Xbox One will be better equipped than its predecessor for making interaction with entertainment features, games, and social media much easier.
The SmartGlass companion app for Xbox One can be downloaded now for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.