Do you like the new SmartGlass app for Xbox One?

#1 Edited by tendoboy1984 (147 posts) -

I find it very functional, especially when browsing Internet Explorer. Controlling the pointer with a smartphone is almost as good as using a mouse. I also love using it to check messages and watch recorded game clips when away from my console.

#2 Posted by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

Yeah, it's pretty awesome.

#3 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

To be honest I've never used it. In fact I don't think I can haha, my phone is ancient.

#4 Posted by cejay0813 (608 posts) -

When you say "new" has it been updated recently.

From what I've seen it's handy for doing some selections (via iPhone) especially when the controller is not nearby, if I'm watching TV/Netflix or listening to music...

Haven't thought to use it with IE yet

#6 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

yes I like it a lot.

#7 Edited by The-Apostle (12104 posts) -

I tried it a couple days ago. It looked nothing like this. It was terrible and impossible to use as a result.

#8 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

The smartglass feature for dead rising 3 is amazing.

#9 Posted by jekyll (9140 posts) -

For sending messages it's great since it's just using the regular keypad your phone already uses.

#10 Posted by SolidTy (41464 posts) -

No, I don't care for it at all.

My Xbone gets turned on for exclusive game experiences, all the other stuff I do elsewhere.

#11 Posted by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

@sukraj said:

The smartglass feature for dead rising 3 is amazing.

I haven't tried that, but I just started using Coach Glass for Madden 25 and love it. It's awesome to be able to see all of the plays called throughout the game to try to recognize patterns and also it's nice to see personnel on the second screen.

#12 Posted by sukraj (21604 posts) -

@sukraj said:

The smartglass feature for dead rising 3 is amazing.

I haven't tried that, but I just started using Coach Glass for Madden 25 and love it. It's awesome to be able to see all of the plays called throughout the game to try to recognize patterns and also it's nice to see personnel on the second screen.

you should try it because you get extra missions and drone support from your tablet.

#13 Posted by jekyll (9140 posts) -

Using it to tell you where the nearest type x store in DR3 is very helpful. Asking for food or tools or whatever when you know you need one for a favored combo makes it very cool.

#14 Posted by donalbane (16136 posts) -

I haven't tried it since they added the new features... wasn't even aware that they had added them yet. Will check it out soon. Nice to see the DVR record button on there. I wish you could access recorded programs.

#16 Posted by The-Apostle (12104 posts) -

Finally found the Beta. I see the remote only works for watching TV, rather than Netflix, which is why I'd use the app. Therefore, it sucks. And Netflix on PS3/360 is still far better than Xbox One.

#17 Posted by xhawk27 (7074 posts) -

Finally found the Beta. I see the remote only works for watching TV, rather than Netflix, which is why I'd use the app. Therefore, it sucks. And Netflix on PS3/360 is still far better than Xbox One.

How do you change channels on Netflix? Oh you can't because it's only for Movies and TV shows. I use Netflix on my consoles and Ipad.

#18 Posted by The-Apostle (12104 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@The-Apostle said:

Finally found the Beta. I see the remote only works for watching TV, rather than Netflix, which is why I'd use the app. Therefore, it sucks. And Netflix on PS3/360 is still far better than Xbox One.

How do you change channels on Netflix? Oh you can't because it's only for Movies and TV shows. I use Netflix on my consoles and Ipad.

Obviously I'd just use the other functions. You know, play, fast-forward, rewind, etc... the Smartglass app is useless for me since I'd only use it for Netflix, Hulu and AIV. I'll just stick to streaming movies on the vastly superior 360.

#19 Posted by xhawk27 (7074 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@The-Apostle said:

Finally found the Beta. I see the remote only works for watching TV, rather than Netflix, which is why I'd use the app. Therefore, it sucks. And Netflix on PS3/360 is still far better than Xbox One.

How do you change channels on Netflix? Oh you can't because it's only for Movies and TV shows. I use Netflix on my consoles and Ipad.

Obviously I'd just use the other functions. You know, play, fast-forward, rewind, etc... the Smartglass app is useless for me since I'd only use it for Netflix, Hulu and AIV. I'll just stick to streaming movies on the vastly superior 360.

I got to believe that Netflix is going to get updated on the Xbox One since it should have better Visuals running on the more powerful hardware.

#20 Posted by The-Apostle (12104 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@The-Apostle said:

@xhawk27 said:

@The-Apostle said:

Finally found the Beta. I see the remote only works for watching TV, rather than Netflix, which is why I'd use the app. Therefore, it sucks. And Netflix on PS3/360 is still far better than Xbox One.

How do you change channels on Netflix? Oh you can't because it's only for Movies and TV shows. I use Netflix on my consoles and Ipad.

Obviously I'd just use the other functions. You know, play, fast-forward, rewind, etc... the Smartglass app is useless for me since I'd only use it for Netflix, Hulu and AIV. I'll just stick to streaming movies on the vastly superior 360.

I got to believe that Netflix is going to get updated on the Xbox One since it should have better Visuals running on the more powerful hardware.

If so, hopefully it'll be upgraded to have the look and feel of the 360. I doubt it, though...

#21 Posted by jim1174 (203 posts) -

I like it but i really wish i could use it with project spark

#22 Posted by RoslindaleOne (7565 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

No, I don't care for it at all.

My Xbone gets turned on for exclusive game experiences, all the other stuff I do elsewhere.

Try it out with Dead Rising 3. It definitely adds to the experience. It's also very helpful finding collectibles in Ryse.

#23 Edited by SolidTy (41464 posts) -

@RoslindaleOne said:

@SolidTy said:

No, I don't care for it at all.

My Xbone gets turned on for exclusive game experiences, all the other stuff I do elsewhere.

Try it out with Dead Rising 3. It definitely adds to the experience. It's also very helpful finding collectibles in Ryse.

I'll check it out, the problem is I dislike the Dead Rising series (which includes DR3) and I didn't like Ryse either. I guess I need to find a game I like first that uses it, haha.

Of course, if it feels like a feature that could have been inserted in the game but was left out deliberately for glass, I won't like it.

#24 Posted by slakkmichael (28 posts) -

It got an update? I barely use the damn thing. I might give it a look.

#25 Posted by dbtbandit67 (353 posts) -

I find it very functional, especially when browsing Internet Explorer. Controlling the pointer with a smartphone is almost as good as using a mouse. I also love using it to check messages and watch recorded game clips when away from my console.

I like the ability to control your TVs volume with it, but you should also be able to do that with the controller also (like a volume sub-menu, or app, or something). Please read this Phil Spencer lol.