Back in November last year we informed you that the official Windows 8.1 companion app for the Xbox One has been made available for download in the Windows Store. Now the official app has received some new features that we’re going to talk about below.
If you have got yourself a brand new Xbox One and you also own a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device, then you will need to download the official Xbox One SmartGlass app from the Windows Store to enjoy its features (download link at the end). It lets you stay connected with Xbox One games and gamers straight from your Windows 8 tablet or Windows 8 desktop device. Now, the app has been updated with some new features that make it even more useful.
Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows 8 gets important improvements
Xbox One SmartGlass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox One. Stay connected with the games and gamers you like. And add a new dimension to your console entertainment with the mobile device you already own.
This is an important update, unlike all the previous ones which brought minor features and several bug squashes along with performance improvements to the app. Now, the app has been updated to send notifications when you get new messages, and it’s now easier to see who’s online and what they’re currently playing. Also, in the Friends tab, he activity feed has been given a new look and feel, but you’ve probably seen that, unless you have turned automatic updates off.
Besides this, there’s now the ability to close snapped apps on the Xbox One, and the help for Xbox One connection problems has been improved, in case you are one of the unlucky ones. The app is available in German, Spanish, French, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese and has a size of only 11 megabytes.