Microsoft Releases Free Xbox App for iOS

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Microsoft Xbox gamers can now keep in touch with the Xbox community from their iOS device with a new app called My Xbox LIVE. The free app lets you connect with your Xbox LIVE account and access a variety of features while on the go.

My Xbox LIVE Screenshots

My Xbox LIVE Screenshots

My Xbox LIVE has three main features: home, social, and games. Home spotlights the latest news and tips/tricks. Social allows you to connect up with your Xbox friends, see who is online, and send messages. You can also view and change your avatar. Games shows recent games you’ve played or purchased and lets you view your achievements.

The app sports the Metro design for the interface, which is also part of the recent Xbox LIVE update as well as part of the Windows phone and Windows 8 platforms. The consistency in look should make this app feel comfortable for Xbox gamers.

My Xbox LIVE is a hybrid app designed for both the iPhone and the iPad and is available for download from the iTunes App Store.

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WHY on earth would you want to run a piece of Microshaft software on an IOS device? That seems almost a new definition of lunacy…


LOL. Don’t you know Google is the new evil. Seriously, the Bing app is a good app, and Softie has a few others as well. Moreover, making apps for iOS is a good thing because Microsoft is never going to support Google. Office for the iPhone could be interesting. Again it only helps Apple.

WHY on earth would you want to run a piece of Microshaft software on an IOS device? That seems almost a new definition of lunacy?

Dorje Sylas

It’s called realizing that there millions of iOS users, many in the same demographics as thier Xbox Live. It also is a fairly harmless way for them to practice building Metro Apps in advance of another Windows Phone/Tablet.

I still don’t see the, giving up the MSOffice yet. Most of what they’ve done with Bing and My Xbox Live are things that bring people into the MS ecosystem or strengthen thier tie to it. If I were in charge of marketing I think this would help get another Windows Mobile launch some wings…. See, all your Xbox, Bing, etc Apps that you’ve come to rely on comes with you, and your data in those Apps because we’re Microsoft and we’re cross platform *nods*. Buy MS Apps and be assured your data can move freely between any popular mobile phone (Andriod excluded because each individual Andriod based phone isn’t popular for long enough to car about).

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