Microsoft Has Updated Its ‘Xbox’ App, Adding New Social Features

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In an effort to make up for lost ground in the battle against Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft is rethinking various aspects of the Xbox experience, from the actual console to the Xbox apps. Speaking of the latter, Microsoft has released updated Xbox (Free) apps for iOS and Android today that do away with the “SmartGlass" moniker of the earlier Xbox Apps and are called simply Xbox. These new apps allow you to keep track of your Microsoft gaming – on Windows 10 PC, Phone, and Xbox – from your phone or tablet. The new app looks a lot like Windows 10 and has a number of changes and improvements.


The first major one is the Activity Feed is now the home for the app, and the Activity Feed itself will be more personalized. The app also has “trending" content, Facebook friend finder, Contact list friend finder, real name sharing, game hubs, updated profiles, and more. Overall, it’s a relatively big social overhaul, but we’ll see whether Microsoft has any further plans for the app in the near future. It’s important to note that the Microsoft E3 press conference has just started, so maybe we’ll hear something about the recently-updated app.

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