Xbox on Windows feature list

Xbox on Windows feature list

Xbox SmartGlass

Description

Xbox SmartGlass lets you use your Windows 8-based device as a second screen to intelligently interact with your Xbox 360 console1. It helps your devices work together to enhance your experience of TV programmes, films, music, sports and games. Control and interact with what's on your TV with simple gestures on your Windows device.

Note SmartGlass requires Xbox 360 and an Internet connection. To see which features are available in your region, see the following Xbox SmartGlass feature list.

Xbox SmartGlass features

  • Your devices work together intelligently for a new entertainment experience2.
  • Control and interact with your favourite TV programmes3, films4, music5, and games6.
  • Enjoy rich interactive activities and new content related to what you're watching on your TV at the moment2.
  • Play Xbox 360 games6 in a new way using your Windows 8 device as a second screen just for you1.
  • Effortlessly shift your viewing of purchased TV programmes3 and films4 between your Windows 8 device and your Xbox 360 console6.
  • With an Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately), you can control your web browser on your Xbox 360: navigate, scroll, pinch-and-zoom.
  • With an Xbox Live Gold membership, manage your account, redeem codes, type a web address into your browser – all with easy text input7 from your Windows 8 device.
  • Get rich, immersive details and experiences, in real time, for select TV programmes3, films4 and games6 on your Xbox 360.

Feature availability

1 Xbox SmartGlass experiences are available with selected games and Xbox Live content. Xbox Live Gold membership and additional fees and/or requirements apply for some content.

2 Xbox SmartGlass is available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

3 Xbox TV Store is available in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

4 Xbox Movies Store is available in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

5 SmartGlass experiences for music are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

6 Xbox 360 Games are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR., Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

7 Text input is currently limited to alphanumeric characters.

Xbox Games

Description

Discover the hottest new games, classics you love and exclusives for Windows. Track your progress on the games that you play, and see how you rate against your friends. Plus, see what your friends are up to, send a message to a friend and personalise your avatar. To see which features that are available in your region, see the following Xbox Games feature list.

Xbox Games features

  • Discover and buy games and game extras for your PC.
  • See game details, including extras, achievements, screenshots and leaderboards1.
  • Game alerts let you know when it's your turn and when your friends have invited you to play.
  • Track your game progress and achievements with your friends.
  • Send and receive text messages to your friends.
  • See what games your friends are playing on their Windows 8 or Windows RT based device, Windows Phone or Xbox 3601.
  • Edit your profile, beacons and avatar's style.
  • Share your games, achievements and profile with your friends.

Feature availability

1 Xbox 360 Games are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR., Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Xbox Music

Description

Xbox Music brings you all the music that you love in one simple app. Play and manage music from your personal collection and browse and buy songs from the Xbox Music Store. Instantly stream millions of songs free on your Windows 8 or Windows RT based device. Or, get an Xbox Music Pass for unlimited access to music across all your devices.

Note Limits on free streaming apply. To see which features are available in your region, see the following Xbox Music feature list.

Xbox Music features

  • Manage your personal music collection.
  • Create and edit playlists of your favourite songs.
  • Import your playlists from iTunes. Listen for free! Stream millions of songs from the Xbox Music Store on your Windows 8 or Windows RT based device2.
  • Get an Xbox Music Pass for ad-free streaming or downloading to multiple devices3.
  • As an Xbox music subscriber, you can stream your music collection from the Xbox Music site.
  • Radio instantly creates customised playlists based on your favourite artists1.
  • Buy songs and albums to add to your personal collection1.
  • See artist details with pictures, bios, album lists and related artists1.
  • Improved browsing: zoom out and zoom in using your fingers or your mouse to find music in your collection.

Feature availability

1 Xbox Music Store is available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2 Free music streaming is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

3 Xbox Music Pass is available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Xbox Video

Description

Xbox Video brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your Windows 8 or Windows RT based device and makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are. Rent and buy new blockbuster movies and classic favourites or catch up on last night's episodes of the hottest TV programmes. Xbox Video also delivers instant-on HD to get you watching straight away. To see which features are available in your region, see the following Xbox Video feature list.

Xbox Video features

  • Enjoy your video collection.
  • Rent or buy the newest movies on your Windows 8 or Windows RT based device1.
  • Get the latest TV programmes the day after they air2.
  • Watch instantly in HD1.
  • Use customer and critic ratings when choosing programmes1.
  • Find what you're looking for quickly and easily.
  • Get detailed descriptions of your favourite films1 and TV programmes2.
  • Closed Captioning is available for many films and TV programmes3.
  • Shift your viewing from PC to Xbox 360 with the touch of a button1,2.

Feature availability

1 Xbox Movies Store is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2 Xbox TV Store is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

3 Subtitles are available only in the United States.

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