Xbox are going beyond the console and bringing the Xbox entertainment experience to tablets, PCs and phones. They're launching Xbox SmartGlass on Windows 8 and Windows RT this Friday, October 26th.
The new update which hit xbox recently is carrying SmartGlass, along with Internet Explorer, launching a brand new music service and using Kinect with Bing voice search. This release is the next step in the journey to transform Xbox 360 from a games console to an all-in-one entertainment system. Bringing a browser to the console seems a few years late, but we're happy to see it land!
Second, the are bringing Xbox Entertainment off the console to your phone, tablet and PC to deliver great games, music, TV and movie experiences. And as a part of this effort with Xbox SmartGlass they are going to introduce amazing multi-screen entertainment experiences.
Back in June, Microsoft talked about how this is the year Xbox becomes the premium entertainment service for Microsoft. While their success with Xbox to date has been led by a box in the living room that has limited capabilities, they are now reaching individuals in new ways across PCs, tablets and phones. Xbox will be a gateway to the best in movies, TV shows, music, sports, your favorite games and instant access to your friends, wherever you are.
This week, with the launch of Windows 8, followed shortly thereafter by Windows Phone 8 devices, they’ll flip the switch on that transformation with the launches of four new experiences that make entertainment better on every screen in your life. So far confirmed for Xbox SmartGlass are:
- Elections 2012
- HBO GO
- NBC News
- NOW TV
- Slacker Radio
- Dance Central 3
- Forza Horizon
- Halo Waypoint
- Home Run Stars
- Kinect Sesame Street TV
- Prima Games
- NBA Game Time
Let us know your thoughts below! We're exited to hear what the world thinks about SmartGlass!