1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well, seeing it has at last arrived, what do you think ?

    Wooo strange seeing yourself sign in on the console. :D

    Working well for me, how cool.

    Works fine via 3G or Wi-Fi :)
    12-07-2011 12:02 PM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well my first test was to launch Last FM fom the apps, it worked perfectly but Last FM seems to be bust at the moment in the UK Pah!

    It's all very clever. :D
    12-07-2011 12:25 PM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well it doesn't do a great deal, but I guess it is just a remote control after all. :D
    12-07-2011 12:32 PM
  4. justop26's Avatar
    I'm glad the XBox companion app finally got to those eagerly awaiting it!

    I wish there was a "Media Center Companion" app for those using our PCs with Windows Media Center.
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    12-07-2011 12:43 PM
  5. sos710m's Avatar
    I'm just realizing that in order to watch Netflix on my Xbox, I have to have a membership...isn't paying for Netflix enough?? It would be super convenient to use the Companion app to play movies, but oh well...I'm not dropping anymore money on this paperweight.
    12-07-2011 12:48 PM
  6. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    I'm just realizing that in order to watch Netflix on my Xbox, I have to have a membership...isn't paying for Netflix enough?? It would be super convenient to use the Companion app to play movies, but oh well...I'm not dropping anymore money on this paperweight.
    What?
    12-07-2011 01:57 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I think what he means is that you need an XBox Live Gold account for most of the apps to work Rhody.
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    12-07-2011 02:00 PM
  8. ninjaap's Avatar
    Companion app is basically a replacement for your Xbox controller, minus some buttons. That being said, I couldn't find a way to exit ESPN app using companion. Works well with Netflix and LastFM though.
    12-07-2011 02:18 PM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Its a bit basic to be honest, but it's a welcome step in the right direction I think.

    It'll improve as it matures I'm sure. :)
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    12-07-2011 02:21 PM
  10. ninjaap's Avatar
    I would love to see it used as a mic so I don't have to shout my commands over loud volume. I could just place the phone next to me and speak normally.
    12-07-2011 02:25 PM
  11. welsbloke's Avatar
    Yeah I was thinking that watching the Youtube link TheWeebear put up in another thread.
    12-07-2011 03:22 PM
  12. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'd like to see some games eventually make use of the companion.

    What would be awesome is if in games like Madden, you could call plays from your phone without it appearing on screen. Well, if you have a Windows Phone.

    That used to be so cool in the old Sega Dreamcast days when there was that little screen on the controller. You could choose plays without your opponent having an idea what you were doing.
    12-07-2011 06:54 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    I'm glad the XBox companion app finally got to those eagerly awaiting it!

    I wish there was a "Media Center Companion" app for those using our PCs with Windows Media Center.
    People actually use WMC? :lol:
    12-07-2011 07:04 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    It's cool to have. I'll probably never use it after today or unless I want to show off.

    My friend has an upgrade and has had it for a while, but not sure he'll go the route of Windows Phone. He currently has a 3G (ewww) and is even holding out from getting the 4S. He only makes calls and sms, plus has a ps3, so it's gonna be hard to convince him to make the switch.
    12-07-2011 07:06 PM
  15. justop26's Avatar
    People actually use WMC? :lol:
    I like using it from time to time, it's a nice interface in my opinion.
    12-07-2011 08:24 PM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    I like using it from time to time, it's a nice interface in my opinion.
    Ahhh... lol.
    12-07-2011 08:50 PM
  17. Vulak'Aerr's Avatar
    I'm glad the XBox companion app finally got to those eagerly awaiting it!

    I wish there was a "Media Center Companion" app for those using our PCs with Windows Media Center.
    Have a look into Media Buddy on the WP7 marketplace. I'm using that to pretty good effect. :)
    12-09-2011 07:30 AM
  18. JohnC#WP's Avatar
    How do I play Rally Ball like they do in the demo video? lol
    12-11-2011 05:22 PM
  19. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I'm a little cheesed that I have to connect with my XBL account that is on my phone. I wish I could tell it to my roommate's account, since he has Gold. I am really starting to hate the entire XBL Gold concept. It seems like the most blatant price gouging I've ever seen from MS. I think more specifically, the apps that I already pay for once should not have to be paid for again--especially Zune Pass, which means I'm paying MS twice for one service. I'm glad I don't have to have a Windows Phone Gold Pass to use Zune Pass and Netflix on my phone. -.-
    12-11-2011 06:51 PM
  20. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    One thing I wish it had was a way to see my library. I have bought movies and downloaded them to my home server. I can see them on my Xbox, but not the companion app. So I have to Bing the movie title and play it. The companion app really should have a "My Library" option.
    12-12-2011 11:10 AM
  21. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    One thing I wish it had was a way to see my library. I have bought movies and downloaded them to my home server. I can see them on my Xbox, but not the companion app. So I have to Bing the movie title and play it. The companion app really should have a "My Library" option.
    Agreed. I thought about the same thing when thinking about Netflix movies. I wish it could have suggested movies or my instant queue or something that would make the first move, instead of me having to come in with a movie already on my mind.

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    12-12-2011 11:53 AM
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