Xbox SmartGlass goes live alongside first Windows 8 tablets on October 26 with several supported apps

Xbox SmartGlass goes live alongside first Windows 8 tablets on October 26 with several supported apps

SmartGlass functionality may already sort of exist on Xbox 360 per the console’s latest Dashboard update , but Microsoft’s making it a full-on reality on October 26. As it stands, the Xbox 360 allows for SmartGlass support, but without an update to Microsoft’s 360 companion app , there’s no way to use it — when Microsoft’s Surface RT and other Windows 8 tablets launch on the 26, that functionality will come built in to the “Games” section of the new OS. That of course begs the question: “When will I be able to use SmartGlass with my iOS/Android/Windows Phone 7.5 devices? And how?” The date isn’t certain, but functionality will arrive on other platforms “soon” after the October 26 launch of Surface , Microsoft reps tell us

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Xbox SmartGlass goes live alongside first Windows 8 tablets on October 26 with several supported apps

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