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Set up and use SmartGlass on Xbox One


SmartGlass lets your console and connected devices interact in many ways. You can access SmartGlass mobile apps even when you’re not using your console.

Note To control your Xbox One with SmartGlass, or to perform SmartGlass-related activities on the console, the console has to be turned on and connected to the SmartGlass device.


SmartGlass device requirements

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

  • An Xbox profile
  • Xbox One SmartGlass software that’s running on a SmartGlass-compatible device, such as:
    • Xbox One SmartGlass for Windows 8
    • Xbox One SmartGlass for Windows Phone
    • Xbox One SmartGlass for iOS
    • Xbox One SmartGlass for Android

Note To connect to your Xbox One, you must use the Xbox One SmartGlass software. The Xbox 360 SmartGlass software will not connect to your Xbox One.

SmartGlass connection requirements

SmartGlass uses a connection between your Xbox One and a connected device. Both your console and the connected device must be turned on and signed in to Xbox Live. You can connect over:

  • A local or home network
  • The Internet
  • A 3G or 4G cellular data network

The faster and more reliable your connection, the better performance SmartGlass will deliver. For best results, we recommend using your local network.

Set up SmartGlass on your Xbox One

Here’s how to get SmartGlass up and running on your console:

  1. From My games & apps, select Settings.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. In SmartGlass Connections, select the option that best meets your needs.

Set up your SmartGlass device to connect to your console

On your SmartGlass device, sign in to your SmartGlass app using the Microsoft account that’s associated with your Xbox gamertag. If you don’t know the Microsoft account associated with your Xbox account, see the Microsoft account FAQ. Then, you can connect your SmartGlass device to your console.

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