Microsoft updates Xbox One SmartGlass app for Android with message notifications, improved friends list, and more


Microsoft has updated its Xbox One companion app, SmartGlass, with several new features and improvements. The first of these is a new hub for watching clips you’ve created with the Xbox’s Game DVR feature. The app will also now send push notifications for messages recieved through Microsoft’s Xbox messaging system.

Some improvements have been made to existing features as well. The friends list has a new design and makes it easier to tell which of your Xbox Live friends are available or playing a game. The app now allows you to close apps that have been “snapped” to one side of the screen on your Xbox One console.

SmartGlass is available for free on the Google Play Store.

What’s New

• Added a dedicated hub for clips you make with Game DVR
• We will send notifications when you receive new messages
• Now it is even easier to see who is online and what they are playing
• In Friends, the activity feed has a new look and feel
• Close snapped apps on Xbox One
• Improved help for Xbox One connection problems

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