Along with the huge announcement of partnering with about 50 TV and Entertainment providers around the world to bring more content to Xbox, Microsoft also revealed that Xbox Companion app is coming to Windows Phones soon. The app will be free and will feature the following,
- Finding Content: Just like on your Xbox, the Xbox Companion gives you instant access to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace catalog of games, movies, music and TV shows. I used it to search â€œFeatured Contentâ€ and pulled up the X-Men: First Class.
- Learn more about what youâ€™re watching, listening to, or playing: Once I found the movie and touched the movie tile, the Xbox companion app took me to an info page that has all the related details about. And the content is really rich, too â€“ for example, when I swiped to the â€œcastâ€ page and touched an actorâ€™s name, like star James McAvoy, I was taken to other movies starring him. From there, I could easily learn more about the other movies, their cast, etc. Itâ€™s an infiniteroad of interactive content.
- Control & Play: Once I selected the content and hit play, the Xbox Companion flips into â€œcontroller modeâ€ in which I could navigate my Xbox, or control video playback of your video. The best part here is that controls are virtually instantaneous â€“ easily as fast as using my controller or a TV remote.
You can watch the app in action in the video above. More on it here.