Allow Separate Control of a Snapped App
Allowing smart glass to control apps that are in the snapped window would enable someone to pause or browse videos/music while another person continues to play a game in the main window.
I do think this would be an excellent addition to the app - particularly for the likes of Twitch as it would make controlling the settings, starting-stopping the stream and contributing in chat an absolute dream. Make it so!
Add more controls to the smartglass remote aspect, such as being able to use a snapped app without changing the active app on your tv.
There should be an option when connected to Xbox One via Smartglass to control the snapped screen via your tablet or phone. This way you could change channels, scroll and browse through Microsoft Edge etc and the snapped app itself without having to double tap the home button and switch across to the snapped side.
Everything could be done by just picking up your phone.
CMG lDesmonD commented
Example: I can choose and find a movie from netflix on my cell with the app and then give click in play so that on XO play
It would be AWESOME for twitch!
Bhutankam Pema commented
totally agree, and add otion to snap just an TV or on SmartGlass and on both...
This should be merged with "Snap TO Smartglass"
Note that part of this is already possible in Xbox One SmartGlass (available since launch). When you have an app open in snap, you will see two icons represented in the Now Playing bar at the bottom of SmartGlass. If you tap on the now playing bar to expand it from the bottom, you will see two tabs at the top which are the app/game running in snap and the app/game running in full. You can tap on those tabs to switch between the apps and you will get contextual commands available depending on the app. So if you are playing Forza while music is in snap, your friend can start SmartGlass, open the now playing drawer, tap on say xbox music, and then pause or skip the music that is playing.
This is a great idea, definitely upvoting this!
Vita Kid V1 commented
My idea exactly would
bring true multitasking to the Xbox one using Xbox smart glass and your home console you would be able to focus your television screen on your game while still being snapped your SmartGlass will control the snapped application. Having to switch the focus mid ga
me is not multitasking the SmartGlass application already shows the different focuses between the game and the snapped application now what if we took that farther and let the snapped application when clicked on in smart glass be controlled using your phone or tablet
This would be awesome...my wife could browse reddit, or internet explorer while I play! Making two people happy at once.
Not just smart glass but this should be enabled for the second controller and voice commands
FW SLY commented
Good Idea !
SENSEI ASAD commented
Hadn't thought of this, but very interesting idea, can't be too much work and it could even be used for coop situations.
This is a great idea! It would make it much easier to support two people using the system at once.
This is actually an awesome idea! Love it!
Would love this for Game DVR.
CAMEL CARCASS commented
Having a buddy show you through some youtube videos or something whilst you play, all on the same screen... Phwoar.
Very much this. We should be able to manage parties and invites at the very least