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Microsoft has announced that its new era of multi-screen entertainment is set to begin this week with the release of Xbox SmartGlass.

This new feature will allow games, movies, and media to be shared across consoles, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The service is due to launch October 26 with support for Windows 8, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and the soon to be released Surface tablet. There’s also talk of support for iOS and Android devices, but no release date has been set for that. At launch the following media will be supported:

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  • Dance Central 3
  • Forza Horizon
  • Halo Waypoint
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  • Kinect Sesame Street TV
  • Prima Games

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Xbox SmartGlass Launches This Week

Microsoft has announced that its new era of multi-screen entertainment is set to begin this week with the release of Xbox SmartGlass.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/23/2012 05:06 AM PT

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Microsoft has announced that its new era of multi-screen entertainment is set to begin this week with the release of Xbox SmartGlass.

This new feature will allow games, movies, and media to be shared across consoles, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The service is due to launch October 26 with support for Windows 8, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and the soon to be released Surface tablet. There’s also talk of support for iOS and Android devices, but no release date has been set for that. At launch the following media will be supported:

Games:

  • Ascend
  • Dance Central 3
  • Forza Horizon
  • Halo Waypoint
  • Home Run Stars
  • Karaoke
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV
  • Prima Games

Sports:

  • ESPN
  • NBA Game Time
  • UFC

Entertainment Apps:

  • Elections 2012
  • HBO GO
  • MSN
  • NBC News
  • NOW TV
  • Slacker Radio
  • TODAY
  • Univision

Will you use the feature? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89