Today the playing field got a little bit more crowded for Xbox LIVE mobile fans. Microsoft is showing love to its competitors and embracing the fact that their consumers have something other than a Windows Phone. You can download the free My Xbox LIVE app in the App Store or Google Play Store.
The free app update will let you find, learn more about, and control your favorite content from popular entertainment services on Xbox 360. You can control the content on your console with play, pause, fast forward and rewind controls directly from your iPhone. Yes, you heard me right. You can now control your Xbox from an iPhone via the Xbox Companion features.
The new Discover section will let you find fresh entertainment through your phone to play on your console. You can also access on your phone a quick list of your most recent console activity.
We’re also updating the My Xbox LIVE app on iPad, which allows you to connect to the Xbox LIVE community when you’re away from your Xbox. With today’s update, we have added retina display support, and improved authentication making connecting your iPad with your Xbox LIVE account easier than ever.
Also available for the first time on most Android phones, the free My Xbox LIVE app allows you to read and send messages to friends; manage your friends list and invite new friends; read and edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto); change your avatar features and items with the avatar closet; and view and compare your achievement progress with friends.
What say you?