“Microsoft on Monday unveiled a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay: SmartGlass, a new feature tied to its Xbox 360 game console that connect to Apple’s iPhone and iPad to enhance content watching and game playing,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Xbox SmartGlass was unveiled by Microsoft at its media briefing at the Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.,” Hughes reports. “The new cross-platform functionality will come to Apple’s iOS, as well as Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone and Windows 8, later this year.”
Hughes reports, “Microsoft showed off how content being played on the Xbox 360 could be complemented by additional content on a tablet like an iPad. In one demonstration, a user watching “Game of Thrones” on the HBO Go application had the show streaming to their HDTV, while an interactive map of the fictional world was displayed on a tablet and was updated in real-time, synced with the program. In another demonstration, Microsoft showed a new version of its Internet Explorer Web browser for Xbox 360, and how that browser can be controlled by a smartphone, like Apple’s iPhone.”
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