The excitement surrounding the upcoming release of the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One game console is at an all time high. While consumers still have a couple of month to go (November 22 is the official release date in 13 markets), things are beginning to heat up.
In a recent blog post published on Xbox Wire, the company took a closer look at the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) SmartGlass feature. If you don’t know anything about this, it is quite simple to understand. This allows you to turn your tablet, smartphone or laptop into “the perfect companion to your Xbox for unique second screen experiences.”
Ron Pessner, Xbox Live General Manager, recently sat down with Xbox Wire to discuss the new SmartGlass including what users should be most excited about.
What is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) SmartGlass?
While some fully understand what SmartGlass can do for them, others have no clue of what to expect. Pessner calls it a “free downloadable companion application” that allows you to extend your Xbox experience to a smart device. For instance, you can use the app to turn your tablet into a remote control that can control your television or browse the web.
I want it!
As you learn more about SmartGlass, you may begin to realize that this is something you need moving forward. Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far to get your hands on it.
The Xbox One SmartGlass app is free of cost. It will be available this upcoming holiday season for download on Android, iOS, and Windows 8 devices. In other words, if you have a smartphone or tablet there is a very good chance you will be able to download this app for free and begin using it right away.
Just the same as the natural evolution from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, users can expect SmartGlass to offer a top notch experience.
One of the first things users will notice about the new and improved Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) SmartGlass is connection speed and performance. Here is what Pessner had to say: “SmartGlass is about three-and-a-half times faster on Xbox One than its Xbox 360 predecessor.”
Talk about fast.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has high hopes for its Xbox One gaming console. SmartGlass is just one of the many features that will allow the company to reach new heights with this product.