Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has just announced a couple changes to the “My Xbox LIVE” app on iOS, plus the availablility of the same app on Android devices.
Says Major Nelson:
The free My Xbox LIVE iPhone app update will let you find, learn more about, and control your favorite content from popular entertainment services on Xbox 360. You can control the content on your console with play, pause, fast forward and rewind controls directly from your iPhone. The new Discover section will let you find fresh entertainment through your phone to play on your console. You can also access on your phone a quick list of your most recent console activity.
We’re also updating the My Xbox LIVE app on iPad, which allows you to connect to the Xbox LIVE community when you’re away from your Xbox. With today’s update, we have added retina display support, and improved authentication making connecting your iPad with your Xbox LIVE account easier than ever.
Additionally, the My Xbox LIVE app for Android “allows you to read and send messages to friends; manage your friends list and invite new friends; read and edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto); change your avatar features and items with the avatar closet; and view and compare your achievement progress with friends,” continued Major Nelson.
Microsoft was quick to point out that these updated apps are not part of the upcoming Xbox SmartGlass. That particular system will be released on a number of different platforms later on, they’ve confirmed.