Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-smartglass2.jpg" alt="SmartGlass for Xbox 360 official"></div>SmartGlass: Microsoft's alternative to AirPlay - FlatpanelsHD

SmartGlass for Xbox 360 official
SmartGlass: Microsoft's alternative to AirPlay

24 Oct 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

If you own an Xbox you should take a look at Microsoft’s SmartGlass. Microsoft now officially launches SmartGlass that will make it possible to stream video, music and photos from a smartphone or tablet onto the TV screen via the Xbox 360. You can also surf webpages on your TV screen.

SmartGlass challenges Airplay

We took the first look at SmartGlass some time ago but the technology is now ready for prime time. SmartGlass, in brief, is a technology that enables easy media sharing between your many different smart devices and the Xbox 360, so Microsoft users no longer have to envy Apple users.

Microsoft SmartGlass
Stream video, music and pictures from a tablet or smartphone onto the TV screen with SmartGlass and a Xbox


With SmartGlass you can:
  • Push a movie from your tablet onto your TV
  • Push music from a smartphone onto your TV
  • Surf the Internet on your TV and let your smartphone act as a scroll and zoom device
  • Pull websites from your TV back onto your tablet or smartphone

    All this requires an Xbox that serves as the mastermind. The Xbox will also send information back to the smartphone or tablet. Let’s say you for example want to watch Batman on the TV screen; then you can get actor information about Christian Bale on the tablet screen – a kind of interactive second screen experience.

    SmartGlass will be available on Windows 8 tablets and PC on 26th of October, as well as on Windows Phone 8 when it is ready. Later in the autumn, it will also appear on iOS and Android devices.

    We are very excited about SmartGlass and welcomes Microsoft’s new initiative. The real question is probably if Microsoft is late to the party? Apple TV owners have been able to do the same since the Apple TV launched in 2010 and can even stream games from an iPad to the TV via AirPlay.

    Microsoft’s SmartGlass demonstration video below.




  • Latest news

    Avengers Endgame

    'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become highest-grossing movie

    22 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    8K TV

    Why you shouldn't buy an 8K TV in 2019

    19 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Netflix

    Netflix: We will not introduce ads

    18 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Godzilla

    Warner Bros, Universal reveal their first HDR10+ UHD Blu-ray discs

    17 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    JBl Link Bar

    JBL launches first Android TV soundbar

    16 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Samsung Q9FN

    65-inch now 'TV size of choice' in North America

    16 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    AMD Link

    AMD Link brings PC game streaming to Apple TV, Android TV

    15 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
    Hulu

    Hulu is streaming in 4K again

    15 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |