Xbox Smart Glass App now Live on Windows Marketplace

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    When browsing the Marketplace on the RTM build of Windows 8 this afternoon i noticed the Smart Glass app was available to download, as my console's are in the beta i figured i would download the app and see if it worked. To my surprise it actually did work, very well!

    As i have Windows 8 running on a PC and not a touch enabled device i dont think i can really use it to its full advantage.

    The app did however list all the games on my console, i could then set beacons from my PC informing friends i wanted to play a particular game, then launch that game directly from my PC, even if the Xbox was doing something else.

    With Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 i did some some touch screen control's i could click with the mouse, which did things on the screen. That however is of no real use without a touch screen device.

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    Hopefully his will eventually be available on Android devices, and not just windows ones.
     
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    It's planed on being released for Tablets, iOS, and Android in the future.
     
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    How did you get that version of windows the one i have is the customer preview.
     
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    Yes, keys are just for installation now, not activation.

    SmartGlass doesn't find my Xbox for now, strangely.. :P
     
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    I think you need to be in the Xbox live fall dashboard Beta program for you to be able to use smartglass :)
     
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    If you are in the beta did you go to System Setting > Xbox Companion and set that to available?
     
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    I am in the beta program (thanks to the fast newspost and link here on Digiex).

    Yes, the setting I see in the beta is called 'Remote Devices' and from there 'Smartglass Apps' is set to On.
     

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