Xbox Companion for Windows Phone coming December 6th

If you read the press release put out earlier today, you probably saw the huge list of partners coming soon to Xbox 360 and may have missed the paragraph about the Xbox Companion app coming this week, so I wanted to share a few more details about it.

Starting this Tuesday, Dec. 6, the free Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone will let you find, learn more about and control content from popular entertainment services on Xbox LIVE.

 

This Xbox Companion app will have some cool new features to use with your Xbox 360 including:

Xbox Companion search powered by Bing. Search the unified Xbox catalog for movies, TV shows, music, games and apps using the Windows phone. View a detailed unified results page across all content providers. You can see recently played games and apps and browse the Zune video catalog

Using the Xbox Companion app you can learn more details about the movie, TV show, music or game that is playing on your console. You can also get friend activity (friends online, friends with beacons, friends who have recently played), achievements and related items. You’ll also be able to select a search result, and launch a movie, TV show, game or app on the connected console as well as play, pause, fw, rw the playing video or music on the connected Xbox,initiate media purchase and navigate your Xbox console with Windows Phone using the Xbox Companion.

The Xbox Companion is a free app that launches on Tuesday, December 6th exclusively on Windows Phone. See the screen shots here.

Update: The app is now available. You can download it here.

 


 

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  • Anonymous
    • http://www.facebook.com/JimboSchneider James Schneider

      Well done sir!

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  • sean traynor

    I’m confused. It’s on the market place majornelson has linked it however when i go onto my phone (Titan) its not there?

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    • http://www.bazajaytee.com Bazajaytee

      Then click it on the website and it’ll get sent to your phone

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      • sean traynor

        I wasnt to sure if that costed or not. I got it from zune so its all good:) thanks anyway

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  • http://twitter.com/Agile_IT Agile IT

    Go To
    “XBOX Live Games” program > Scroll Down near bottom of the
    “Xbox Live” section. If you get in to the “Other”
    section…you scrolled down to far.

    It’s
    amazing! I searched for “Better Off Ted” on the Xbox Companion phone
    interface, and then selected play through Netflix subscription on the phone…and it started
    playing on the Xbox. Too Cool!

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  • http://twitter.com/Agile_IT Agile IT

    Go To
    “XBOX Live Games” program > Scroll Down near bottom of the
    “Xbox Live” section. If you get in to the “Other”
    section…you scrolled down to far.

    It’s
    amazing! I searched for “Better Off Ted” on the Xbox Companion phone
    interface, and then selected play through Netflix subscription on the phone…and it started
    playing on the Xbox. Too Cool!

    Like

  • ElektroDragon

    Can’t find this on my HTC Titan!  I can only see Xbox Live Extras!

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    • ElektroDragon

      Nevermind, I got it via the web.  Really strange that it does not show up anywhere. Not under Xbox Companion apps section either.

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  • Anonymous

    Can’t get via the web tells me my phone software is out of date yets its not. I live in the uk!?

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  • M Ballard

    Unable to download from the US Marketplace.  Says that my phone needs to be updated to the latest OS. AT&T Samsung Focus running Mango 7.5…am I missing something?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Brown/562165664 Scott Brown

    Like the app but wondering why the app doesnt have basic functionality for the video player and such? Should have put somewhere that its only good for Zune video. Also dont see anything for friends in the app.

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  • http://twitter.com/tanchongren AhJohn

    It’s not available for Singapore region?

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  • Anonymous

    Agreed. I want to use the app, but if my Xbox is off, I should be able to turn it on with the app.  Being able to add items to my download queue would be even better if I could remotely turn on my console and download them while I’m gone. Large updates would also be less of a nuisance if they could be downloaded while I’m away. 

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  • Michau brak

    and where is  
    Poland Ver. ? 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001334437622 Randy Soerjanatamihardja

    not available for Singaporean marketplace. Again another disappointing Microsoft content both for xbox live and windows phone marketplace for Singaporean gamertag region.

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  • Sean Weyant

    What is the point of this? All it does is navigates the menu, but I have a controller for that.

    I was hoping I would finally be able to stream music from my WP7 to the Xbox, but it doesn’t seem to do that.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/hood.locsta Hood Locsta

    is this out for android

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