Updated Xbox Live app lets you control your console with your iPhone

Microsoft has rolled out an update for its My Xbox LIVE application  today, bringing the software to version 1.5. The update brings high-resolution images to Retina iPad users, and some cool new features to the iPhone.

The most notable addition is the ability for iPhone owners to use the app to control their Xbox 360 consoles. The functionality will allow them to control on-screen content (play, stop, etc.) right from their handsets…

Here’s the app’s full change log:

What’s New in Version 1.5


  • Use your iPhone with your Xbox to connect, control and discover content on your console. Connect your iPhone for access to a quick list of your most recent console activity. Control your content with play, pause, fast forward and rewind media controls. Find fresh entertainment to play in the new Discover section.
  • Improved Authentication to make it more stable.


  • Improved Authentication to make it more stable.
  • iPad high-resolution images

If you’re already using the application, updating it is as simple as opening the App Store and tapping the Updates tab. If you don’t currently own it, you can find it in the App Store for free.

Have you tried the new remote feature? What do you think?