The all new Xbox app keeps you connected to the fun with your friends, games,
and console from your phone or tablet while on the go. Easily share game clips
and screenshots from your console to favorite gaming & social networks. Friends
and parties follow you with voice and text chat,...
Great but has some bugs
I really really like smartglass. It's interconnected with Microsoft products and for the most part works pretty well. On the other hand, there are definitely some issues. Data on the console and data on the game are not always synced. You may have deleted a msg on console but that same msg may appear unread on the app. The remote function is iffy at best. Sometimes it will connect and sometimes it tells you to turn features on in the settings of your console. Not only that, the setting feature that it directs you to does not exist. Well it exist, but it is not setup to change device settings. And yes I am on the same network, in case you were asking yourself that question. The app also crashes ALOT. Leaving the app running in the background of my iPhone 6+ is a sure way to an app crash around the second or third reopen without clearing running apps. Regardless of these minor hiccups in functionality and usability, the Xbox app is likely my top 3 favorite apps. It's fast. It's responsive. It's involved. Furthermore, does exactly what I want it to do and that is to connect with online friends, family and game community. The bugs, to say the least, are neck and neck to tie last place on a long list of "Things that give me a headache each day." I'm sure an entry level software engineer could fix the lows with some testing. Later. And give me a job lol😐😬
Good concept, but incredibly broken.
The Xbox app is amazing the first time you see it. You can access you account on the go and do so many things. However, the app’s downfalls become apparent very soon. First of all, you need a wifi connection to access the app, it will not work with cellular data. So, the whole aspect of xbox on the go is completely thrown out of the window. Secondly, you’ll be very luck if you can actually use the app. For at least one week out of the month the app just doesn’t work. You try to launch it, but you are met with either a blank green screen or a n infinite loading wheel. I’ve tried restarting, redownloading, and even costumer support, but nothing can fix it. Over time it will just fix itself and one day you’ll try to launch the app and it will just work for no reason just as suddenly as it stopped working. My final issue it the built in keyboard. Xbox has a wonderful system that detects the keyboard on your xbox and allows you to type on your phone. This is great for multiplayer games with a chat system. However, like the app itself this feature is very spotty. Sometimes the keyboard on the app will just stop popping up and it won’t ever pop up for the next week to month. Then it will just magically fix itself again. There are also tons of little bugs that litter that app that at sometimes, makes the app completely unusable. The Xbox app definitely doesn’t deserver the 4.7 out of 5 that it currently has.
Does some things reliably; some things rarely.
You can always see who’s online from your friends list, and what they’re playing. Messaging works well too. However; the ONE THING the app is absolutely advantageous over a controller for accessing your console with - does not work consistently. The on screen keyboard, lets you type quickly on your phone - much faster than using a controller. When it works, this feature is extremely convenient, letting you input text to your Xbox or games in time spans you never could without the app. But good freakn’ luck getting the keyboard on the app to come up when you have an on-screen keyboard on your console. It’ll work sometimes, and other times you can pull up the keyboard on your Xbox again and again and again - to have the app do nothing. Which, needless to say - is very frustrating. To have such a convenient feature work intermittently and be completely unusable at other times is maddening. If that singular function worked reliably, I would say this is a magnificent app. But right now; it just doesn’t.
Great app... just a suggestion.
I love using this app when i am away from home to view clips, read and respond to messages but there is one thing i believe would be an amazing addition to the app. We all know the xbox one was designed to be the ultimate home console for both games an media, but how about security? I know the xbox ones kinnect was discontinued however it could regain some popularity with the ability to view what the kinnect sees when you are away from home. I just recently adopted a puppy and currently am looking into security cameras for the house so i can check up on my boy when im away from home. It would be an amazing feature to be able to open the app and see whats going on in my livingroom. I doubt this idea would be implemented however if it was, i believe a lot of people will want to get their hands on the kinnect again. Aside from my suggestion, i love the app and if this idea is considered and applied, i would change my rating from 4 stars to 5.
I spend alot of time on this app but somethings stand to be improved.
I enjoy most aspects of the app except for two things. The store and playing your clips. I find it really inconsistent when you’re watching clips you have recorded. Sometime the clip will run from start to finish without interruption and other times it struggles with 5 seconds in. I have a decent connection and I find that even when i’m using LTE it still struggles to play smoothly. My biggest problem however is the store. I wish it was better about showing new games that have released. As apposed to showing the most popular games which it does. I know I can search specific game but i’m looking for those gems and I cannot find them if the store only shows the fortnites and the fifas of the worlds. I know the phone app shouldn’t be the place for discovery but anything is better than what they currently have. Including the dlc tab which is usually just occupied with mutiple dlc of the same game. Other than my complaints I like this app very much.
Works as well as it should
The app offers a lot of useful capabilities that I find very useful in my play. Everything works well enough that I have little problems when utilizing its functions. Some bugs are present, but everything has its kinks. These bugs are often fixed by simply restarting the app, or in a few cases restarting the Xbox it’s linked to. Anyone that plays Xbox should probably have this app, seeing as it’s both free and rather useful. The ability to see and respond to messages, even if you aren’t on your Xbox is a great ability. The ability to tell which friends are online by going into the app or having it send you a notification of when they get online is also a favorite of mine. And the ability to type and copy & paste with your phone makes sending messages and inputting commands a breeze. I recommend this to any Xbox user, there’s really no reason to not have it as far as I know. Great work, Microsoft.
Convenient - Update
I love this app! It has all the essentials for an on the go gamer. There's only one small issue that I've noticed and compared to the rest of the amazing features, it's a relatively small gripe. Nonetheless, the messaging system within the app works wonderfully but it also contains the only thing that bugs me. It's very time consuming to cleanup or delete old messages. Having to slide left and delete them all individually takes quite a while if you receive messages frequently. Also the difference in text color between a new message and a message marked as "read" is so subtle that it becomes difficult to locate unread messages when trying to cleanup notifications. My suggestions: Install a feature that will let the user select multiple messages at a time and delete them or mark as read. Change the color of the font on new messages and read messages to something more drastic. Perhaps a green text for new messages and white text for read messages. Overall, as I stated in the beginning, I love this app! And I believe updating the messaging system will only increase my enjoyment and ease of use for everyone. Cheers! PS - I pre-installed Destiny 2 with this app and I'm waiting patiently to regain my Light when the clock hits midnight! Xbox, the best place to play Destiny 2 hands down! Console exclusives don't hold a candle to our community. Find me in the EDZ, guardians. Gamer tag: Surelok
I absolutely love this app; I’m able to play with my friends, view clips easily, see who’s online and what they’re playing, and the messaging aspect was great... until it wasn’t. I wasn’t getting notifications even though they were on, and it was stuck on the last time I texted this person so I had to refresh it every couple of minutes. That’s not even the worst part unfortunately. Now, my messages won’t send and all my conversations are gone: they won’t even load and I can’t talk to my friends! This is the only way I can talk to most of my friends so I’m upset to be out of contact with them. I have tried to reset my phone, and even deleted and redownloaded the app, but none of it worked. I really love this app and would love to give it five stars, but I can’t if there is a barrier of communication in the way. I hope you guys can get this fixed efficiently and hopefully stop this problem from occurring in the future.
Buggiest App Created by Microsoft Ever!
The app breaks down and has to be completely restarted EVERY time you receive a phone call or an alarm goes off on your phone. The app breaks down and has to be restarted even if you choose to ignore a phone call you receive! I literally NEVER write reviews but this application has been SO INCREDIBLY buggy I felt I had to give feedback. This is hands down the worst product I’ve ever used that is produced by Microsoft. The application also randomly shifts between using the speaker mode and using the hands-on mode when talking to people using the Xbox app making it incredibly frustrating when you are in the middle of a game trying to hear your teammate and all of a sudden your teammates voices are cut down to a whisper because your xbox app messed up again. Bottom line, I got this app to be able to talk to my friends on Xbox live without a mic, and if you are trying to use the application for the same thing be prepared to deal with a lot of frustration. My advice, don’t use the app and just go buy a mic and save yourself hours of frustration dealing with one of the world’s buggiest apps. Yeah
Its been almost 9 months guys, c’mon.
I have brought this issue up not once, but twice before and this is the third time I am bringing it up. The screen recording. For the love of god please find a way to fix this. I have a YT channel named “ShisnoGaming” and all of my videos from about 7 months ago to today don’t have any game audio in the clips because I have had to record them off of the website from my mobile device. I have to do this because every time I screen record off of this app, the screen goes black and no audio plays. PLEASE FIX THIS. I was able to get audio from this app when it worked and I dont know why it does not anymore. I currently cant afford a capture card so this is my only option. I want my game audio back so bad! Other than this problem, this is a great app and very convenient for usage so thats why my review is four stars. Please fix this problem as soon as possible!
It’s a really cool app but needs to be fixed up a little bit
I really enjoy this app, you can view your game clips and share them, upload them, save them, and message through Xbox so much easier and all it’s really great and useful but one main thing that I hope gets fixed really soon, is a bug with parties. Imagine how annoying it is, you are in the middle of a game you are talking to your friends laughing then all of a sudden, you can’t hear them anymore, you look down on your phone (because that’s what you are using for the party) and your Xbox app restarted itself and it keeps happening, over and over. It gets really annoying. Friends have to keep inviting me over and over in the middle of their games because my Xbox app keeps restarting itself in mid conversation. So that’s my main thing but besides that’s it’s a really useful app and if you have Xbox I do recommend you get this.
Store Section Still Doesn’t Show Sale Games
The Microsoft Store portion is essentially useless for people who prefer to browse the games that are on sale each week. The only sale games it shows are the Games with Gold ones, which represent only a very small fraction of the sale priced games under “Deals” each week and it never includes the biggest deals and best games. Microsoft has good sales on digital games but they strongly deter you from using the app to buy them with the poor design. The big winner in this programming fail are Sony and Nintendo. I check all 3 digital stores each week and buy the games that are the lowest price. Since sony and nintendo actually have a deals section Microsoft has lost out on at least several thousand dollars just from me over the last few years when I bought games from their competitors. Had this app actually shown the Deals I would have definitely bought many of those games on Xbox One - especially since my PS hard drives (both external and internal) are nearly full because the PSN store sales are easy to view.
Been using this for a year and still glitched
I’ve done reviews before and the same people issues are there. Messages from friends come up on my screen with the complete message for all to see. Doesn’t matter if it’s locked or not. So have have to set my phone notifications to not preview at all which therefore requires me to open up the app every time a I a generalized “Xbox notification” on my iPhone. Why can it go back to beeping with a discreet “ you gave a message from John Doe gamer tag”? That was the best way but it’s been a year. Next the app starts to randomly show all my friends offline whenever it wants to when I know do a fact they are on the app. Also we use to have time stamps for when a message came through the app now I have no idea when it was sent if I don’t hear the first and only beep. They do a lot of updates and such but I just want basic message functioning cuz that my main reason for using the app.
Opinion and a Thankful person.
Great app maybe can you guys add a feature with Google Chromecast so I can show my friend my recorded game play on big screen from my iPhone Xbox App ! But if you can’t I understand I lf you can from The Xbox app I understand if not I even understand . I just though if that ti Day my opinion don’t count much but today my nephew came over and i didn’t want to connect my Xbox to my tV room screen because then I’ll Have to move it but I did though how about if the Xbox app had an option where I can send my recorded plays to my to without my Xbox that’s so cool To have just because I sniped 4 people back to back on fortnite I want to show off lol but anyway Xbox app as is its awesome that’s for such engaging experience couldn’t or have not not met such experiences with a console ! Thank you for being first to me and best !
Rating five star so people can see.
The xbox app is a good idea. You can message your friends, look at yours or other clips, and join a party. But it is really bugged and they need to fix the lag when you watch clips. It’s very annoying watching someone’s clip and then it freezes but the clip is still going. And it take a long time to load a clip. In my opinion, xbox needs to allow an option when you watch a clip, you can change the quality to make it run smoother at least. At this point, xbox really disappointed me with the whole xbox industry when it comes to games. It’s like they don’t care about the app. In my view at least. Messaging in xbox also has some bug. It says I have a message but I really don’t and when I do see one and I open it and back out, it still says that there is a message.
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