Android and iOS finally have a proper Xbox app

Microsoft has finally decided to bring the functionality of the Windows 10 Xbox app to both Android and iOS devices via a new update for the Xbox One SmartGlass app, rebranding it simply to “Xbox” along the way. Being virtually identical to its Windows counterpart, the new app still offers nothing in the way of game streaming. There's no sign of party chat support either, but it's a safe bet that this will change in the near future.

The app allows you to chat with friends, to access your library and achievements, and to buy games on the go. It can also turn your device into a touch keyboard and multimedia keyboard for your Xbox One. The new version has Facebook integration and allows users to import contacts from their phone books, although judging by Play Store reviews, some Android users are experiencing problems with the latter feature.

Microsoft began rolling out the update mere hours before its E3 press conference. The Xbox app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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