Microsoft revealed more information about its Windows Phone and Xbox interactions on Wednesday.
The software giant launched a new Kinectimals application that allows Windows Phone users to create their own characters on the go and then transfer them straight onto the Xbox. The application uses a QR code to allow the Kinect camera to read and create the character made from a Windows Phone device. It’s one of the first examples of what Microsoft is planning for its Windows Phone and Xbox integration. The second is an application that will allow Windows Phone users to control their Xbox console from their phone. The Xbox companion app will be made available for free to Windows Phone users and will let owners find and control content from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Xbox 360.
Microsoft’s companion app is part of a number of new integrated experiences between Windows Phone 7.5 and the new Xbox dashboard. The software giant claims the control mode for Windows Phone is “virtually instantaneous,” allowing users to use their phone as a TV remote. The demo at Nokia World certainly backed up that claim, the only disappointing part is that you can only use the app to control video content on the Xbox. Check out the full demo below.