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Xbox Update Allows iOS Devices to Control Console

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hether or not you want to, the latest Xbox Live iOS app update allows you to control your Xbox with your iPad. Now you'll be able to navigate your Xbox dashboard, launch games, and stream any media available on Xbox Live.

Don't get your hopes up about playing the games available on your Xbox on your iPad, though. Maybe that's something for the planned Xbox Smart Glass, Microsoft's answer to Nintendo's Wii U with current generation technology, but it's not a part of this update. However, considering Xbox Smart Glass will be made available on most tablet platforms, this app update could offer a glimpse of what's in store. 

For now, you'll just have to be content with the fact that you can use your iPad to do basically what your Xbox controller does.

  • beardguy
    Sweet, time to dust off my old 3GS and use it as a remote :)
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  • No love for Android? I bet apple gave M$ money to they could be only supported, not that I care anyway.
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  • beardguy
    @ brickman
    Hopefully it'll be on it's way soon ... it's not like Microsoft has some great love relationship with Apple :)
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    This might actually be useful for me. I've got an Xbox for a few Kinect games only (prefer gaming on my PC) but every time there's an Xbox update I have to dig out the controller which is always out of batteries. It's a real hassle so having this as an alternative control input should be handy.
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  • aftcomet
    No Android, no deal. I want to used my Cyanogenmod 9 Touchpad with this.
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  • jaquith
    Interesting. Frankly any console 'should' allow any device to access and stream media. So I will assume additional device support i.e. Android is forthcoming.
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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    Blasphemy lol
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  • ankaJ42
    So is this an iOS thing or an iPad thing? The title said iOS, but the article made it sound like it was iPad only.
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  • g00fysmiley
    here's hoping it'll come out for the xbox soon my 360 is basically a glorified netflix and hulu plus streamer nowadays. and i don't rmemebr to turn of fthe controller after hitting play and though i use rechargable batteries i'd rather just use my phone as a remote for the thing
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