iOS users have had the official XBL app for quite sometime now, but according to a post by @MajorNelson Android users can finally get their hands on this polished Xbox 360 companion.  For the most part the Android XBL app looks and feels just like the iOS version, but it is lacking a few new updates that just got pushed to the iOS XBL app today.

According to MS the universal iOS app will now be able to do the following:

  • Discover fresh content (iPhone)
  • Connect to and control content on your Xbox 360 (iPhone)
  • Improved authentication (iPad)
  • Retina display support (iPad)

The second bullet point almost seems Xbox SmartGlass like, but the Major claimed on his blog that this update in no way is introducing the new technology.  This is just a new feature for the iOS version of the XBL app by Microsoft.

The Android version will still offer a ton of functionality that users of the popular mobile OS haven’t had yet with some of the 3rd party XBL apps.  You can check out these features below:

New Official XBL app for Android

  • View, manage, and message friends
  • View and compare your achievement progress with friends
  • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
  • See your 3-D Avatar and customize it while on-the-go
  • Access your recent activity and manage your Beacons
  • Stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community via Spotlight

If you’re a fandroid, and have been needing a more reliable app for you Xbox 360 gaming habits, then you should really head on over to this link and get the official XBL app from MS installed pronto.  iOS user if you still don’t have this awesome app, or if you need to update it you can head on over to this link.  You’ve been glad that you made the switch to iOS so you can get great apps like this first…


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