Xbox SmartGlass lets you use your Windows 8 device as a second screen to intelligently interact with your Xbox 360. It helps your devices work together to enhance your TV shows, movies, music, sports, and games. Control and interact with what's on your TV with simple gestures on your Windows device. Note: Requires Xbox 360. To see which features are available in your region, see the Xbox SmartGlass feature list.

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Added reference to new Xbox One SmartGlass app.


  • Your devices work together intelligently for a new entertainment experience
  • Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, and games
  • Enjoy rich interactive experiences and new content related to what you're watching on your TV at the moment
  • Play Xbox 360 games in a new way using your Windows 8 device as a second screen just for you
  • Effortlessly shift your viewing of purchased TV shows and movies between your Windows 8 device and your Xbox 360 console
  • With Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately), you can control your web browser on your Xbox 360: navigate, scroll, pinch-and-zoom
  • With Xbox LIVE Gold membership, manage your account, redeem codes, type a website into your browser—all with easy text-input from your Windows 8 device
  • Get rich, immersive details and experiences, in real time, for select TV, movies, and games on your Xbox 360

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86

Additional info

Published by
Microsoft Corporation
(c) Microsoft Corporation

Approximate download size
15.87 MB - 17.1 MB


This app can
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

The product developer believes this product meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.

Language supported
Deutsch (Deutschland)
English (United States)
Français (France)
日本語 (日本)
አማርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Български (България)
বাংলা (ভারত)
Català (Català)
Valencià (Espanya)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Dansk (Danmark)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
English (United Kingdom)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Eesti (Eesti)
Euskara (Euskara)
Suomi (Suomi)
Galego (Galego)
ગુજરાતી (ભારત)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia)
Italiano (Italia)
ភាសាខ្មែរ (កម្ពុជា)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
Latviešu (Latvija)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Монгол Хэл (Монгол Улс)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
Nederlands (Nederland)
ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ଭାରତ)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Português (Portugal)
Română (România)
Русский (Россия)
සිංහල (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Srpski (Srbija I Crna Gora (Bivša))
Svenska (Sverige)
தமிழ் (இந்தியா)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
ไทย (ไทย)
Türkçe (Türkiye)
Українська (Україна)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
ትግርኛ (ኢትዮጵያ)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
অসমীয়া (ভাৰত)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Беларуская (Беларусь)
বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)
Bosanski (Bosna I Hercegovina)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
فارسى (ایران)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
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Hausa (Nijeriya)
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Հայերեն (Հայաստան)
Igbo (Nigeria)
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ქართული (საქართველო)
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Reo Māori (Aotearoa)
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پنجابی (پاکستان)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (ਭਾਰਤ)
درى (افغانستان)
K'iche' (Guatemala)
Runasimi (Peru)
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
سنڌي (پاکستان)
Shqip (Shqipëria)
Српски (Босна И Херцеговина)
Српски (Србија И Црна Гора (Бивша))
Kiswahili (Kenya)
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Türkmen Dili (Türkmenistan)
Setswana (Aforika Borwa)
Татар (Россия)
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اُردو (پاکستان)
O'zbekcha (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Wolof (Senegaal)
Isixhosa (Umzantsi Afrika)
Yoruba (Nigeria)
Isizulu (Iningizimu Afrika)

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Most helpful favorable review




Platform: PC

Great app

It's easy and when I'm sick I don't have to move. Only making me more lazy. Thanks Microsoft.

75 out of 86 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review




Platform: PC

Needs to be able to accept other logins

Unfortunately my Xbox account and my Windows 10 account are both on different email addresses. This app doesn't take in account to those who are stuck unable to merge accounts due to Microsofts antiquated user system.

55 out of 69 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great app

love the features- easy to use

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC


This app I believe is very fun, and useful, but it takes FOREVER to freaking download and actually load to let me in the app.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC


I just spent days downloading this while I was asleep (need all my bandwidth), and at the last gigabyte, I hit pause, played a game, went to unpause but the game disappeared. low and behold the game was installed! yay! :) However, the game will not start saying there is a problem on our end, try again later. I have tried again later. And now I can't even find the option to delete and wait days on the download again. I understand the game is large and that's fine, but I can't even uninstall to redownload it. *sad face*

One person found this helpful.



Rich V.

Platform: PC

thanks MSFT

Great app to use while building my groove library collection.

34 out of 49 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Go with sony... for real

Someone with no brain decided to create this app to AUTO CREATE A GAMERTAG under my Microsoft account. Another brainless person decided to make it so that nothing can be done once this happens, I lose all of my online purchases trying to switch to a gamertag I already have. Read the other reviews just like mine, Microsoft can care less about you. I have both ps3 and xbox360, and have contemplated which console for my upgrade, and this just set it in stone - sony. I've had a live account over 10 years, since before there was a Microsoft account. My new pc I made a Microsoft account without a gamertag initially, which is different than my live account email and gamertag. Spoke with some manager on support who informed me nothing can be done with adding my gamertag to this without losing all of my e-purchases under my live account. I didn't screw up, you guys did, and don't want to make it right. I have recorded my call for quality just like you do Microsoft, no more hiding.

70 out of 167 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC


would be great if I could actually manage my account like it says, so I could change my bio again which I need to like the smart glass on my phone did before that broke

8 out of 16 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Easy Peasy

this Win8 app is easy to use and control the various Xbox I have running. Much easier to use while waiting for the battery pack to recharge on the controller.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.



Luis Felipe

Platform: PC

The most and best in all categories

There isn't a more aesthetic and useful app in the Marketplace. A must have for Xbox owners, especially those that have an Xbox music pass.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

For Those with different Xbox Emails

After much frustration with having a different email address on my Live account and the one I set up my windows 8 PC with finally what I did was go to user accounts on PC and add another user account with full admin privileges using email account which you use for xbox live. I then sign out of that my original account and resign in under new account. I then deleted my old user account in which it gives you options to save files over from old account to desktop folder. All programs installed were still working you only will need to reset up your settings and what not on your OS. I found this to be much easier than other alternatives of adding alias or changing primary email accounts in which you have to wait a month between changes. Hope this helps

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Unrealized idea... needs more functionality

Just tried with Xbox music... you must have XBL GOLD even if you have a music pass. You must navigate the music app on the Xbox, you can't select music on the device and have it play to the Xbox. Experience is tiresome, and requires the Xbox to be connected to a display... worthless novelty as it stands now.

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.



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