The Xbox 360 Companion App and Skydrive Get UpdatedMay 14, 2012 No Comments
Skydrive and the Xbox 360 Companion app have been recently updated. Skydrive has been updated to V2.1 and the Xbox 360 companion app was updated to V1.2. I haven’t bumped into any changelogs yet so it looks like no new features were added.
Anyone notice any changes?
Xbox 360 Companion App Info
Discover great entertainment with the power and convenience of your Windows Phone! Search for your favorite movies, TV shows, music, and games, and play them on your Xbox from your phone. Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE membership required.
- “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 infiniteroad 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.”
SkyDrive from Microsoft is the place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device. Windows Phone has built-in access to SkyDrive right from the Office and Pictures hubs. It can also automatically upload pictures you take to SkyDrive for easy access.
Now the SkyDrive app for Windows Phone also lets you manage and share files – all in one place. You can:
- Browse your entire SkyDrive including files shared with you
- View recently used documents
- Upload your pictures
- Share a link to any file using email
- Create folders. Delete files or folders