Microsoft first announced the Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone last month along with Xbox LIVE TV content partnerships. At Nokia world, Microsoft was showing it to people which was caught by Tom Warren. Take a look at it above.
It 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
The app will be available in Windows Phone marketplace soon.