Xbox One users can now buy games from their smartphones


Update your Xbox One this week and you’ll enable a new feature in the SmartGlass app on your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone device: the ability to buy games and add-ons.

Part of the August update made it possible for users to remotely pay for and initialize a download of any game or add-on, so the content will be ready when he or she arrives home.

The full changelog is below:

  • Like a Game Clip
  • Like an item in the activity feed
  • View items that have been shared to you from a message
  • Purchase Xbox One games & add-ons
  • Browse for recent and popular games & add-ons
  • General stability and polish improvements

The update for SmartGlass is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.