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Xbox One SmartGlass receives small update on Windows 8

Xbox One SmartGlass Windows 8

We’re not seeing it on Windows Phone, but the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows 8.1 has just received a new update. The companion app for your Xbox One is indispensable if you’re rocking out with Microsoft’s latest console in your living room. Let’s check out the new update for Windows 8.1.

You’ll currently see Xbox One SmartGlass at version 2.0.1311.15001 if you’re reading this right now and haven’t yet had the update automatically applied for you on Windows 8.1. Once you do update, you’ll be rocking out to version 2.0.1311.26000 for Xbox One SmartGlass.

So what’s new? Going off of the update numbers we’re going with bug fixes/performance improvements. We haven’t noticed any differences between the two versions just yet. If you do notice anything new, let us know below in the comments.

In the meantime, head to the Windows Store to get the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows 8.1. You can also grab it for Windows Phone.

Thanks for the tip @mike_martos!

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Xbox One SmartGlass receives small update on Windows 8

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Mine worked the very first time I used it and then stopped working and haven't been able to connect since. I've also tried my iPad which won't connect so I'm assuming the problem is on the console's end.

Woo, I'm hoping mine will start working! It works fine on my 920, and my partners surface rt, but it has only worked once on my surface pro

On the Pro, if you have a bridged network connection that causes problems. I had it working on my Venue 8 Pro and phone but the Surface Pro couldn't connect until I removed the network adapter from the bridge.

Is SmartGlass the same for W8 and WP8? Starting a second play through of DR3 this weekend and want to have the most complete experience.

Still doesn't work, I get a notification that I have a message, I click it, go to SmartGlass, and there's no message there...

Smartglass works but never brings up the battlescreen for battlefield 4 for me. Perhaps this update fixed it. I'll try again tomorrow

I don't know if it's available in the WP Store, but on Android, I had to download a 'companion' app called Battlelog (made by EA, I suppose).  Then, when BF4 is running on you Xbox One, launch SmartGlass on your device, click on the current activity (which will be BF4) after it connects to your Xbox, and SmartGlass should then launch the 'companion' app on its own, and then that will display the live game map on the screen.

Couple of caveats:

1) It doesn't work on phones because the screen is too small to display a useful map.

2) I'm not sure if the companion app is required on Windows Phone.  It was required on my Android phone, however.

Good luck!