Microsoft shows Xbox 360 SmartGlass

Microsoft plans to greatly expand the Xbox 360’s integration with both smartphones and tablets through a new service called Xbox SmartGlass. The platform-holder today showed off some impressive functionality between these devices.

Firstly, using the video market place, we were shown how to watch movies and shows on TV while reading up about them on your tablet or smartphone. This will be used for games too – Halo 4 was shown in a conceptual stage using the Halo Waypoint app on tablet while playing.

It will also be able to turn devices into remote controls for your TV as well as utilize Internet Explore 8 (which, by the way, is coming to Xbox 360). The next revolution for the living room? Microsoft hopes so.