Control your Xbox 360 with the Windows Phone App
Andy Ruffell / 8 years ago
If you read the news of the new Xbox Live Entertainment Service you may have also see the video detailing some of it (shown below) about 1 minute into the video you can see a woman using her Windows phone as a remote well that is the next step for Xbox interactivity a new App to search Xbox Live Marketplace for content which is then sent to your dash and then changes your phone into a remote.
- Finding Content: Just like on your Xbox, the Xbox Companion gives you instant access to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace catalog of games, movies, music and TV shows. I used it to search “Featured Content” and pulled up the X-Men: First Class.
- Learn more about what you’re watching, listening to, or playing: Once I found the movie and touched the movie tile, the Xbox companion app took me to an info page that has all the related details about. And the content is really rich, too – for example, when I swiped to the “cast” page and touched an actor’s name, like star James McAvoy, I was taken to other movies starring him. From there, I could easily learn more about the other movies, their cast, etc. It’s an infiniteroad of interactive content.
- Control & Play: Once I selected the content and hit play, the Xbox Companion flips into “controller mode” in which I could navigate my Xbox, or control video playback of your video. The best part here is that controls are virtually instantaneous – easily as fast as using my controller or a TV remote.
There is no news on when the App will be released but the good news is that it will be free to users with a Windows phone.