June 13th 2012 11:54 am PT

Enhanced “My Xbox LIVE” apps for iOS and Android available today

After a big news week with E3, we now have some great news for iOS and Android users.

Starting today, the My Xbox LIVE app for iPhone gets even better. The free My Xbox LIVE iPhone app update will let you find, learn more about, and control your favorite content from popular entertainment services on Xbox 360. You can control the content on your console with play, pause, fast forward and rewind controls directly from your iPhone. The new Discover section will let you find fresh entertainment through your phone to play on your console. You can also access on your phone a quick list of your most recent console activity.

We’re also updating the My Xbox LIVE app on iPad, which allows you to connect to the Xbox LIVE community when you’re away from your Xbox. With today’s update, we have added retina display support, and improved authentication making connecting your iPad with your Xbox LIVE account easier than ever.

 

Also available for the first time on most Android phones, the free My Xbox LIVE app allows you to read and send messages to friends; manage your friends list and invite new friends; read and edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto); change your avatar features and items with the avatar closet; and view and compare your achievement progress with friends.

Here are some screenshots of the Android app

Some of the updates coming to iOS include:

  • Discover fresh content (iPhone)
  • Connect to and control content on your Xbox 360 (iPhone)
  • Improved authentication (iPad)
  • Retina display support (iPad)

The new My Xbox LIVE app for Android phones will offer the ability to:

  • View, manage, and message friends
  • View and compare your achievement progress with friends
  • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
  • See your 3-D Avatar and customize it while on-the-go
  • Access your recent activity and manage your Beacons
  • Stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community via Spotlight

Download the latest version of the universal iOS App here (free)

Download the Android App here (free)

No, this is not Xbox SmartGlass that we unveiled last week at E3. This is a milestone update to the My Xbox LIVE app on iOS and the first release of the app on Android.

Yes, we do intend to bring Xbox SmartGlass to several platforms over time, but have no details to share right now.

 

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Jordan Mcdonald

    Testing testing, my last four commentz have dissapeared let’s see howlong this one lasts…

  • Félix Hernández

    Would like to use my Android phone as a remote control to my XBox for watching movies, etc. Please add ”
    Connect to and control content on your Xbox 360″
    for the Android ICS phones.

  • T1dal

    Please add the capability of turning ON the xbox with the app. “Quickplay” doesn’t start the game. My xbox just sat at the info screen about the game I wanted to play. Quickplay to me means quick play, just start the game up.

  • http://twitter.com/Aeyoun Daniel Aleksandersen

    I was really looking forward to a better companion app for my iPhone. Why is it still called “My Xbox LIVE” instead of “Xbox LIVE Companion” now that it is mostly feature pair with the Windows Phone app?

  • http://twitter.com/Cabobe Camilo Bohorquez

    I have my cellphone Xperia X10 Mini and a Tablet Toshiba Thrive with Android and does not work in either :(

  • http://twitter.com/awayforawankbrb Mitchell van Manen

    not compatible with my phone: HTC Desire HD

  • http://twitter.com/Darkegkilla Eric Gonzalez

    Please update the iPad version to be able to be a remote like the iPhone version

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDLNY7NOECLU6IE2KXVJU2RT2A David

    nice start. has a lot of potential. needs a lot more features.
    looks and runs beautifully on RazrMaxx.

  • http://twitter.com/KiloOscarZulu KM

    This won’t run on my Acer Iconia A500 running ICS. Wasted bandwidth downloading the stupid thing – it should have prevented me from downloading it in the first place if it won’t work on my device.

  • lilrick110

    I feel left out because i am using an ipod touch 2g which can’t be updated to iOS 4.3 which really kinda sucks. I can’t download the app nor can i use those features as mentioned. Come on give my ipod some support. I am using iOS 4.2.1. It frustrates me that i can’t use the app it looks awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/USGPrototype Chris Nichols

    FINALLY THE ANDROID VERSION!!!!

 

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