'My Xbox Live' app hits Android

Gets significant update on iOS

Microsoft has released the 'My Xbox Live' app for Android devices today.

The smartphone/tablet app lets users log into Xbox Live and interact with various aspects of the online gaming service while away from their Xbox 360.

Specifically, the Android app lets you "read and send messages to friends; manage your friends list and invite new friends; read and edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto); change your avatar features and items with the avatar closet; and view and compare your achievement progress with friends."

The previously released iOS version of the app has also been given a significant update today, now supporting retina display on iPad 3, and a host of other new features.


It'll now let you "find, learn more about, and control your favorite content from popular entertainment services on Xbox 360," explains MS.

Also, "you can control the content on your console with play, pause, fast forward and rewind controls directly from your iPhone. The new Discover section will let you find fresh entertainment through your phone to play on your console. You can also access on your phone a quick list of your most recent console activity."

Get it free via the respective download stores.