Xbox SmartGlass goes live on October 26th

Xbox SmartGlass goes live on October 26th
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

October 23rd 2012 at 11:40AM

But tech will now launch on iOS and Android till early next year

Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass will go live on Friday, the computing giant has confirmed.

The freely available second-screen app, announced in June this year, will launch on the Xbox 360 dashboard alongside Windows 8 and the firm’s new Surface tablets.

SmartGlass will not become available however on iOS and Android devices till early next year.

The tech is designed to connect consumers’ consoles, phones, tablets and other devices.

The service allows users to push content from device to device, share content across hardware platforms and tablets as a second screen to enhance the experience of playing games.

Compatible games with the tech include Forza: Horizon, on which you can use your smartphone or tablet as a virtual GPS, and other games such as Dance Central 3, HomeRun Stars, Kinect Sesame Street TV and Halo 4.

SmatGlass will also be compatible with the likes of UFC, NBA Game Time and ESPN, as well as entertainment apps Elections 2012, MSN, HBO GO, NBC News and NOW TV.

The SmartGlass SDK is already has already been released to developers, and includes SmartGlass Studio, a JavaScript library and sample code to help programmers create second-screen apps.