OneGuide and SmartGlass Updates in More Markets
SmartGlass has been updated recently in the UK to allow for easier navigation and a better experience in searching for Friends, Recent Players and even the ability to Snap an App to Xbox One using SmartGlass on any enabled device. Even more exciting is that new features have been announced for OneGuide that will launch later this year, but available right now to some by invite only!
Here’s what Xbox Wire churned out earlier:
So in addition what you can do today, we also want to explore some new ideas. That’s why we’re making a range of new features available to select Xbox Live members by invite only in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Designed to improve the TV experience on Xbox One, the features bring elements of OneGuide to new markets, and they add OneGuide and universal remote control to Xbox SmartGlass.
Those select Xbox Live members will see:
- An enhanced TV watching experience (that’s already available in the U.S.), which sees TV listings added to OneGuide, alongside Favorites and App Channels. This will work for people in Europe and Canada who have their TV connected to Xbox One via HDMI-in.
- More control over Xbox One, their TV, and set-top box, including setting new recordings and watching recorded content from their DVR, all from a tablet or smart phone. Xbox SmartGlass also adds a cool new feature to show the most recently-watched channels.
- New Kinect voice commands in Europe and Canada (already available in the U.S.) which let you control your set-top box and other AV equipment.
These features will be available to select Xbox Live members and will launch officially for everyone later this year.