Microsoft announced on Monday that it plans to make its Xbox companion app available to download on Tuesday.
The free application will be made available to Windows Phones and features an easy way to control an Xbox console with a Windows Phone.
The 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.
- Finding content - Xbox companion provides access to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace of games, movies, music and TV shows.
- Learn more about your content – The Xbox companion app will provide information and related details about specific content on the Xbox 360. If an Xbox owner is listening to a song then Windows Phone users can simply bring up information on the song name, artist and albums etc.
- Control and play - The Xbox companion app includes a controller mode that allows Windows Phone users to navigate the Xbox dashboard or control video and music playback.
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 app can only be used to control video content at this time. It will be made available on Tuesday December 6 at the same time as Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 dashboard update. Check out our hands on below.