MS may bring Xbox Live features to Android and iOS

Xbox Live integration is one of the huge selling points of Microsoft's Windows Phone, and with the valid right to be so - it integrates with your Xbox 360 experience, and encompasses or will include TV, video streaming, music and social networking.

With all these under the big roof of its gaming division, which brought us success stories like the Kinect, it is no wonder that Microsoft is looking to bring the Xbox experience to more popular mobile platforms as well, and spread the word.

It's a bit tricky, though, since a full-blown port would cannibalize on one of Windows Phone's competitive advantages, while the lack of the Xbox Live experience would hurt name recognition and Xbox 360 owners who would sport other than WP devices. Microsoft has eventually decided to give it a shot by offering some, but not all, of the Xbox Live functionality, similar to what it did with My Xbox Live for iOS, and its much richer Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone:

While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms.


There you have it, directly from a Microsoft spokesman. Hopefully this means that we'll finally see some of the Xbox Live functionality and games officially in the Android Market.

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that is good of Microsoft to do this and i can see why they would only bring a few functions across, crackers would have a field day and so the apps would be slightly limited in what they can do and actually connect to.

I only need /want XBL on my 360.

The new iOS app, "My Xbox Live" is outstanding!  It was refreshing to see Microsoft issue such a great app with lots of polish and a distinct lack of bugs upon immediate release.  I certainly hope it's a sign of good things to come for more cross-platform development.

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The new iOS app, "My Xbox Live" is outstanding!  It was refreshing to see Microsoft issue such a great app with lots of polish and a distinct lack of bugs upon immediate release.  I certainly hope it's a sign of good things to come for more cross-platform development.

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It even makes the same dashboard noises when you select something! Its a pretty sweet app (even on my Ipod-I don't do smartphones)...