Microsoft unveils SmartGlass, launching this fall

SmartGlass will launch worldwide this fall, Microsoft announced during its pre-E3 conference. It showed off some SmartGlass functionalities during its pre-E3 conference, demonstrating the app sharing content between mobile devices and the Xbox 360. Smart Glass started playing Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on a tablet and pushed it to Xbox, to finish watching it. The tablet provided additional information about the movie as it continued playing on the large screen.

The Madden NFL franchise will support SmartGlass, allowing players to create plays on a tablet and run them on the TV.

Microsoft provided an official description of SmartGlass after its conference:

"Xbox SmartGlass is a free application for Windows Phones, Windows 8 and other portable devices. By delivering companion content and control to enhance your experiences on the Xbox console, Xbox SmartGlass makes enjoying TV, movies and music, web surfing, and playing games even better. Imagine that your tablet or phone knew what you were watching on TV and presented bonus features without you having to lift a finger. Xbox SmartGlass turns any TV into the ultimate smart TV."