xboxone-smartglass-wp8The upcoming Xbox One console from Microsoft is set to be released this coming weekend, and it would be interesting to see how it fares in terms of sales figures compared to the Sony PS4 which managed to surpass the 1 million mark in a matter of 24 hours. We do know that the Xbox One will arrive with a standard controller and a next-generation Kinect sensor for input purposes, but one ought to take note that SmartGlass apps for smartphones and tablets too, are able to play nice with the console. Microsoft has certainly made sure that the Xbox One’s release would be as smooth as possible, by rolling out the Windows Phone 8 version of the app that will arrive with a slew of improvements compared to the Xbox 360 version.

This particular app is free to download from the Windows Phone Store, where it transforms your humble Windows Phone device into a remote control for the Xbox One. You can then use your smartphone to control various aspects of the console, ranging from snapping apps to the right side of the TV to manipulating a navigation bar which enables users to manage friends in a direct manner, as well as checking out one’s achievements while responding to messages.

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