Microsoft Smart Glass: A Cross-Platform App That Pushes Media To Xbox 360

Microsoft is set to demo Smart Glass, an app that is akin to AirPlay for the Xbox 360, at E3 next week. This Xbox companion app is said to be able to play videos from different sources on tablets and phones as well as push that content from your device to an Xbox 360. What’s more, the app is apparently going to be made available for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. This multiplatform strategy is smart for Microsoft since so many people have Xboxes regardless of which side they take in the mobile OS wars.

A leak of a confidential presentation for Smart Glass noted the following:

  • Will allow users to control their Xbox 360 remotely. Will be available cross platform on multiple operating systems including Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS.
  • Applications will be accessible through the tablet. Such as Youtube/Netflix/Vemo ect.
  • Live streaming ability through the tablet to the TV, desktop, lap top and other devices.
  • A demo at E3 will be shown, but no live video will be featured

As the owner of two Xbox 360′s, this is certainly something I am going to keep an eye on. More details should emerge at E3.

source: examiner
via: engadget


About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.