Set up and use SmartGlass on the Xbox 360

Overview

The SmartGlass app lets your Xbox 360 and devices such as a smartphone to work together in many ways.

Note Your Xbox 360 must be turned on and connected to the SmartGlass device to use the SmartGlass app.

SmartGlass device requirements

To use the SmartGlass app on your console or on another device, you need:

  • An Xbox Live profile
  • The most recent software update for your Xbox 360
  • The SmartGlass app running on a SmartGlass-compatible device:
    • SmartGlass for Windows 8
    • Xbox Companion for Windows Phone
    • SmartGlass for iOS
    • SmartGlass for Android.
SmartGlass connection requirements

The SmartGlass app uses a connection between your Xbox 360 and a device that’s running the SmartGlass app. Both your console and the connected device must be turned on and signed in to Xbox Live. You can connect by using:

  • A local or home network (recommended)
  • The Internet
  • A 3G or 4G cellular data network.

The SmartGlass app performs best over a fast and reliable connection.

Set up SmartGlass on your Xbox 360

Here’s how to set up the SmartGlass app on your console:

  1. From Xbox Home, select Settings, and then System.
  2. Select Console Settings.
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  1. Select Connected Devices.
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  1. Under Xbox SmartGlass Apps, select On.

Set up your SmartGlass device to connect to your console

Make sure that you’re signed in to the SmartGlass app with your Microsoft account when you connect the SmartGlass app to your Xbox 360 console. Additionally, make sure that the Microsoft account is the one that’s associated with your Xbox Live gamertag. If you don’t know the Microsoft account that’s associated with your Xbox Live account, see Manage your Microsoft account.

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