The Microsoft Xbox Live App has just recently been updated to version 1.5 for iPhone, and we are very pleased to announce that it now possesses the functionality to control your Xbox content directly from your iPhone.

This is a pretty impressive step up from the last version of the Xbox Live App. Although it gave users the ability to connect to Xbox Live and perform some basic functions such as checking your achievements, changing your avatar, and chatting with friends, it was somewhat lackluster. The update provides iPhone users the ability to “connect, control and discover content.” With an impressive list of new features such as a Quick-play list of any content that has been recently viewed and remote, which gives users the ability to play, pause, rewind, and fast forward.

Below you can find the full list of features on the Xbox LIVE update for iPhone and iPad direct from iTunes:


  • Use your iPhone with your Xbox to connect, control and discover content on your console. Connect your iPhone for access to a quick list of your most recent console activity. Control your content with play, pause, fast forward and rewind media controls. Find fresh entertainment to play in the new Discover section.
  • Improved Authentication to make it more stable


  • Improved Authentication to make it more stable
  • iPad high-resolution images

Android users will also be happy to know that they too have received an update direct to the Xbox gaming consoles. Unfortunately, it does not possess the iOS Apps ability to control your Xbox directly from your smartphone, but this feature shouldn’t be too far away. Hopefully, Android enthusiasts are used to getting this type of treatment, as it is all too familiar for their rivals to have things first. It will give users access to Xbox Spotlight feeds in which they will be able to get all the latest and greatest breaking news from Xbox when connected to the online Live as well as tips and tricks.

Here’s a list of features Android users can expect from the Xbox LIVE update:

This app will allow you to…

  • Track and compare your achievements with your LIVE friends
  • Change up your 3D avatar
  • Message your Xbox LIVE friends
  • Edit your LIVE Profile

To download the updated for iOS click HERE.

To download the updated for Android click HERE.