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Xbox Companion App For Windows Phone coming Tomorrow (December 6th) – screenshots

December 5, 2011 No Comments

It will be a HUGE day for Xbox 360 users Tomorrow as the HUGE Xbox 360 update is scheduled to got down December 6th 2011. It will be an extra special day for any Xbox 360 users that also own a Windows Phone as the companion app is due to arrive tomorrow as well. We took a look at the companion app way back at Nokia World, the same day the Nokia Lumia 800 was shown off to the world (officially).

I can tell you personally that the Xbox 360 dashboard update is amazing and I can’t wait to be able to control my Xbox with my Windows Phone.

Xbox 360 Companion App Info

  • “Finding Content: Just like on your Xbox, the Xbox Companion gives you instant access to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace catalog of games, movies, music and TV shows. I used it to search “Featured Content” and pulled up the X-Men: First Class.
  • Learn more about what you’re watching, listening to, or playing: Once I found the movie and touched the movie tile, the Xbox companion app took me to an info page that has all the related details about. And the content is really rich, too – for example, when I swiped to the “cast” page and touched an actor’s name, like star James McAvoy, I was taken to other movies starring him. From there, I could easily learn more about the other movies, their cast, etc. It’s an infinite road of interactive content.
  • Control & Play: Once I selected the content and hit play, the Xbox Companion flips into “controller mode” in which I could navigate my Xbox, or control video playback of your video. The best part here is that controls are virtually instantaneous – easily as fast as using my controller or a TV remote.”

Source: Major Nelson


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