screen1136x1136-163Joining the ranks of the PS4 companion app is the Xbox One SmartGlass Companion App [Free]. Just like the PS4 app, SmartGlass allows you to control your Xbox One and interact with Xbox Live content through your iPhone or iPad.

I'm anxious to see how both of these apps manage to pair with their console counterparts in meaningful ways. When you've got things like the Battlefield 4 Tablet Commander out there, simply allowing you to use your phone as a keyboard or remove feels significantly less exciting.

Regardless, both consoles show loads of potential, and I'm sure exciting things will come of both of them and their respective apps in the future.

If you're getting an Xbox One, are you excited for this kind of app integration? It could be cool, let's just hope they do more with SmartGlass than they did with the Xbox 360.

  • spsummer

    The Xbox360 app was terrible, I have low expectations here.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      That's kind of what I was thinking.

    • speedyph

      Yea u are rite it WUZ horrific

    • handycapman

      The Xbox 360 in general was terrible. I also have low expectations.

    • countermind

      What was so terrible about it?

    • Onikage725

      It worked fine for me. The only problem was that no one utilized it.

  • MidianGTX

    Turning your iPhone into a Windows phone. Sneaky.

  • MonkeyChunks

    Nice, I like how more games (GTAV, Battlefield )or consoles are taking advantage of the fact that everyone has a smartphone these days. If the bandwidth allowed they could possibly incorporate more games to use this feature with incentive being in gameplay. It might even reduce piracy or complaints about DRM. Anyways it's cool to see where it goes.

    • MidianGTX

      It annoys the crap outta me. I want my dog to do something in GTA V, does it let me? Nope. Gotta download some ugly 320 MB app and play a bunch of utterly dreadful minigames that wouldn't even have gotten any attention as Flash games ten years ago, just to make my dog "happy". Even when I did jump through all the dumb hoops, my game didn't update to reflect it. By the time I remembered to check later, my dog was back to being unhappy again.

      In ten years time, if I want to play the game again, I'll have to download some ancient, outdated app I was glad to get rid of a decade ago, just to gain access to all of the features. External requirements are a bad idea full stop.

      • Based Xatu

        Yeah, dlc will kill nostalgia of games in a few years.

      • xx99

        The key word is "requirements". Second screen experiences have the potential to be awesome without ruining the game's long-term future as long as they are optional augmentations.

  • Poo

    I'm spending my 500 on a new ipad mini.

    • speedyph

      Good move Kidd

  • Bool Zero

    Getting an Xbox one and looking for to see the potential of this apps integration and utility. I just hope that developers take advantage of it!

  • tinkie277

    What about the Wii U? Oh yeah it already has a capable controller!

    • Taclys

      Agreed to that. It's companion app is built right into the controller.

    • Onikage725

      Amen to that

  • Endscrypt

    The commander app for battlefield 4 works great on my iPad min,i it's all pretty bloody impressive.

  • Endscrypt

    On PS3 by the way, PS4 is still a long 9 days to launch in the UK....

  • Apposl

    Remove = remote.

  • Wiggles

    The Xbox 360 SmartGlass app actually did come in useful whenever I had to enter in any sort of serial number for DLC and for text messages. Apart from that it was painfully underutilized.

  • Smashbuddie346

    Why u puttin xbox one at least wait a couple months and xbox 1 is not that interesting it looks like a wii grather get ps4 -_-

    • Taclys

      Nobody cares to argue which console is better. This is an informative article that the app has been released, not saying which console to buy.