Microsoft has two versions of its Xbox One SmartGlass app in the Play Store—regular and beta. The beta app is getting an update today with some previously announced (and pretty neat) functionality. However, you'll only get the full effect if you're in a supported country, which for once is not the US.


Let's get that changelog thing done.

  • Share and post activity feed items
  • Post status updates to your activity feed
  • See your activity feed on your profile
  • Display messages in a new conversations view
  • Record game clips
  • In-app display of release and feature notes
  • Expanding to new markets
  • TV and OneGuide available in new markets

The TV streaming feature is something Microsoft is particularly proud of, but as we learned a few days ago, it will be limited to a few European markets where the Xbox TV tuner is rolling out first. The service will expand to more regions later. The new SmartGlass app can also be used to record gameplay clips and post content to your Xbox Live feed. The update is tied into the most recent update to the Xbox One system software, which started rolling out yesterday. Remember, this is a beta app (and a separately listed one at that), so there may be some hiccups.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • vivek

    anyone please post the apk

  • NSA employee

    Great more NSA spyware from spycrosoft.

    • AuroraFlux

      Oh woe is me, now they know what channels I choose to watch on my phone instead of on my TV! The horror! The outrage!

      Get over yourself. You come into way, way more digital things on a daily basis that the NSA can get a hold of than some silly little (entirely optional) video game console application.

      And really? "Spycrosoft"? Did you come up with that all by yourself?

    • tomas

      Yeah, because Google and Android isn't spying at all. You closed minded idiot

      • Shitdows

        Polski kurwa. Go back to your boing tiles, cunt.

        • tomas

          Go back to your laggy force-closed os, oh and sorry almost forgot- I hate poland they're biggest noobs on the planet

          • Tomas’s mom

            Look at you all upset on an android site that someone insulted your pathetic lord spycrsoft. The saddest thing is shitcrosoft isn't even paying you to defend them! How sad is your life?! LOL!


          • tomas

            Go to sleep kid, it is too late for your cheap ass android to stay up and how sad is your life to defend laggy os which starts to lag when you add more than 2 widgets? Haha polský jebnutý chuj

          • Lagdows freeze phone 8.1

            I agree windumb phone is a laggy piece of crap. It takes a special kind of person to actually DEFEND a dumbphone OS pretending to be a smartphone OS. Not to mention it's bombing so hard worldwide! Hilarious!

            I won't bother waiting for your reply. I'll probably be dead by the time your 'resuming' screen ends. Shitcrosoft Lagdows phone 8.1848364728273 ftw!

  • StormbladeX69

    I may have misread MajorNelson's blog, but I'm pretty sure select Preview Program Participants in the US will get to try this if they have a box Satellite/Cable that is already supported to be hooked up on the XBox One as well as the people in the areas the TV Tuner is being released overseas.

    • MarkG54321

      Nobody buys Xbox One, so it's not really a problem. Xbox One is like the Edsel of consoles. Before it launched it's specs made it obsolete.

      • Eddie Hooper

        Weird. I've got one. All my friends have one. There are tons of people playing Titanfall and Forza 5 online. Probably all bots or something.

  • The Almighty VAVA

    So no TV streaming feature in the US yet?