Best Windows 8 Apps
1 January 2015
I just used this yesterday and today the app won't even open.
Just as the title says, goes straight from splash screen to start screen.
20 November 2013
Already set my pins, waiting for Friday to get Xbox One.
I can't even open the app help!
19 November 2013
My XBox One remote control was right in my pocket! This app is a must-have tool for your XBox One!
Xbox one isnt out yet (hurry up 22nd) but already the app is stellar. It works like past smartglass apps for 360 but now with the ability to pin apps you care about most and they show up on your Xbox One, view uploaded game clips from both you and the community, purchase add-on content for your games, game activity feeds and more. Best of all, it loads FAST and resumes FAST, you can even set it up to always be on awake so that you never deal with your device going into sleep mode while in the app! Love it.
This app used to be a great way to watch videos and type text. But it no longer works. When I start the app it immediately crashes and goes back to Start. I tried uninstalling and re-installing but that did nothing. I literally cannot use it any more. Very disappointed.
25 November 2013
The app is great. Full control of the Xbox One, but just like the XBox One it needs some work on the UI. Would like to be able to look up games, movies, TV shows, and apps in their respected categories instead of under the featured section. The pins section is awesome just wish you could put them in the order that you want. But other than that the app is heading off in a promising direction. Keep up the good work.
5 June 2014
Microsoft recently released a pair of updates for SmartGlass/Xbox One and wouldn't you know they got this one right. The companion app is so functional I can get rid of three remote controls in my house (outstanding!)
The activity feed in the app is a great addition, as well as broadcast notifications (for the viewer and broadcaster.) More extensive account management as well as the ability to arbitrarily re-arrange your pins are nifty additions.
The biggest addition outside of the universal remote has to be OneGuide operating seamlessly through SmartGlass (what?!) I can now easily browse my TV listings while playing a game, watching a movie on another app, or any number of growing potential activities on the Xbox One. I would have given the app 3.5 maybe 4 stars prior to this update, now it is definitely a five-star application.
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19 January 2015
I was very impressed with the seamless integration via desktop PC, this app on Windows 8.1 You can basically speed through any task you want to complete on the dashboard through your PC. Much better than the app I have on my android device and surprisingly it connects quickly to the Xbox One.
8 November 2014
Haven't experienced any bugs, seems pretty smooth, nice work Microsoft.
23 January 2015
Extremely handy on Windows 8. You can set it to automatically let you know about Xbox favorite friends activities such as messages or when they pop online. Being able to access all the Xbox's features from your computer is awesome if you playing StarCraft 2 or that old great game Fallout and want to see friends coming online.
23 October 2014
I love it! Allows me to get around my XBOX ONE a lot easier. P.S. PS4 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!
7 March 2015
Since this app was updated I cannot access the one guide for my Xbox one. This is a major issue for me, and a lot of other people I am sure.
I especially love the Game Clips portions! Amazing!
24 January 2015
I love how this app has boosted my Xbox social activity. I barely use Facebook anymore lol
16 March 2014
I want to downlord songs
29 May 2015
Have your buddy login to the app and you can msg his friends and troll hard for some laughs works great.
15 May 2015
After the past 2 updates I've had connection problems with my xbox one. All the stuff on the app works except it can't find my xbox on my network even when I manually enter in the ip address... This needs to be fixed..
6 March 2015
4 January 2015
This app is really helpful. It comes in handy in those days where you don't want to get up, and in those days where the controller is lost under the sofa some where. I give this app 5 stars for the great conveniences, and the complete access as a Xbox controller!!
Does not open on Surface Pro 3 or HTC One M8 running Windows. Worked yesterday. Happy New Year MS. Someone has to shake off the hangover and start troubleshooting ;-)
1 December 2014
Overall this app is great. I like the new features and interface compared to the 360 version however when using a mouse you don't get the arrows like you did with the 360 version. I know click and drag gestures are supported to navigate with a mouse but they feel awkward and unnatural. Also, there's no snapped interface or portrait orientation support? Seems lazy...
6 July 2014
Love it. Can control everything from the Xbox to the receiver to the cable box and the TV! great job Microsoft.
3 December 2013
First, I'd like to see a OneGuide companion or just be able to pull up the OneGuide in SmartGlass.
Second, be able to rearrange the pins using SmartGlass.
Those two really stick out at the moment.
29 April 2015
This app does not seem to open on my Windows laptop. It refuses to operate and exits the app automatically.
14 December 2014
The only thing I'd like to see is the ability to edit game clips on the phone or computer.
3 August 2014
It would be awesome if Battlefield 4 companion worked, it just says "LOADING..." Please do something about it Microsoft...
24 July 2014
Great interactive app for Xbox One, and being able to control the Xbox One remotely is really awesome, love the app can't wait for the improvements that will be rolling out over the next 5 months, keep up the good/and hard work @Xbox @Microsoft
3 March 2014
Crashes when tapping on friends tile. WP8 version doing the same thing!