My Xbox Live app arrives on Android, brings increased functionality to iOS

My Xbox Live app arrives on Android, brings increased functionality to iOS
It turns out that after further market research, Microsoft has discovered that Xbox users also sometimes own phones that run on competing platforms. Snarky comments aside, Microsoft has finally released the My Xbox LIVE app for Android, and has brought the iPhone version to something approaching parity with the Windows Phone app.

For iOS users the 1.5 update lets you connect with your console, searching for new Xbox content right from your iDevice. Once you find something you’d like to watch you can use your device as a remote control, with the usual play, pause, and fast forward and rewind controls you would expect to use to navigate content. The update also brings improved authentication, and high resolution imagery for new iPad users.

For all you Android gamers, you won't be getting the full remote control treatment that iOS just received, but you will still get to customize your avatar, track achievements, make changes to your LIVE profile, and chat with your LIVE friends. And while you may be lacking the search and console control features seen on the competing platforms, the app is responsive and very well made, most likely belying a level of commitment that will see it catch up with the other apps in the near future.

This should go without saying, but all versions of the app require you to have an Xbox LIVE account already in order to sign in. Hit up the relevant store links below for more information.

Google Play Store, Apple App Store

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9 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this app has made me a very happy guy. c:

6. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It is great to know if I bail to ICS, I can still rock an XBOX identity right alongside ya King!!! Amazing to think how much money MS has left on the table by waiting this long....

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, it's definitely something that's gonna make me want to hang tighter to Android. o:

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Thanks Microsoft! I would love to see more standard microsoft software on my phone.

3. vmoizinho

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Android gamers should try out apps like Spark 360 or XBOX Live Statics to get better experience. Anyways... Finally we get a live avatar! But still lacking a "live tile" widget to our homescreen. Fail again.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i had Spark before i downloaded this. this is better. :P you can watch LIVE videos and customize your avatar where you can't in Spark plus My Xbox Live just looks better and has that charming sound it makes when you make a selection.

8. vmoizinho

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Yeah, its beautiful but that's it. Still lacking everything else. Shame on you M$. Spark and Statics offer more content IMHO, I'm using them together in a group of three nice tiles on homescreen now. \o/

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Sweeeeeeet. Downloading it right now.

9. vmoizinho

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

By the way, the app is not working in ICS tablets. "Sorry, but you will need to navigate to xbox.com/live (...)". Tested w/ Asus Transformer and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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