Xbox SmartGlass – dual screening using Surface as SatNav

There’s been some discussion in recent years about how many screens we each have and that one holy grail is how we get these screens to work together – TV, PC, phone, tablet – so I thought I’d share this delightful example.

SmartGlass allows me to connect my phone or PC to my Xbox so I can use the second device as a controller for the Xbox or, as you can see in this instance, use the second screen for additional content. Here I have my Surface RT connected with SmartGlass over WiFi to my Xbox (connection is a seamless experience as long as they’re on the same wireless network) and it acts as the SatNav for the game. Not only showing me where I am on a map, but being able to use it as I would the SatNav in my car. Brilliant stuff.