An official Xbox Live app for Android has just been made available in the Google Play Store. While many have been forced to use third party options, such as Spark 360, to keep up with their Xbox Live account on the go, there will be much to get excited about for Microsoft’s official offering.
This app is no doubt the first step for them offering Xbox SmartGlass, a feature that’ll let you interact with your Xbox games and apps using your tablets and smartphones. While we won’t be able to take advantage of that functionality until next week, there are still some nice features to be had. For starters, the app allows you to message your friends via mobile.
You can ask someone to save a spot for you in a game lobby before you get to your console. You can also check on achievements, change your avatar, edit your profile, and track/compare your achievements. All the Spotlight feeds, like Gamer Spotlight, will be there, as well as other Xbox-related news. Take a look at our quick hands-on above and find it for yourself in the Google Play Store.