Microsoft has announced that it will soon launch a new app for Windows Phone devices that allows users to interact with an Xbox 360 game console using a phone.

The new app is called the Xbox Companion App and it will let users search the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for music, movies, TV shows, and games. You can also view more details about the media playing on you Xbox. For instance you can view cast information for the movie you’re watching without interrupting playback.

Xbox Companion will also turn your phone into a remote control for the Xbox, letting you hit a play button when you find media you want to play — or start controller mode to play, pause, fast forward, or rewind while connected to an Xbox over your home network.

Brad Linder

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