VIDEO: Demo Of Xbox SmartGlass
The tech world is buzzing this week over Xbox SmartGlass, a new app that will unite your television and your smart devices through your Xbox. The program was unveiled at the E3 Convention to an enthusiastic reception.
Marc Whitten, Microsoft’s VP of Xbox Live, gave the audience a tour of the new features:
I have to imagine that the peripheral content (like the live map of Westeros for Game of Thrones) still needs to be developed and provided by the networks themselves; and I always have to entertain the possibility that a live demonstration isn’t as live as it seems. Still, if Xbox SmartGlass is doing half of what it says, it represents a big step forward for smart computing through television. And broadcast television, desperate to recapture the viewers who have left for streaming, would probably jump at the chance to embrace this new technology.
Gamers immediately took sides on the developments, with some declaring that the PS3 is now no more than a glorified BluRay player. (Of course, this spawned the sub-sub-debate of whether optical discs are necessary at all.)
What do you think? Is Xbox SmartGlass the future?