Xbox LIVE now available via iOS app

8 Dec 2011

As well as launching its new voice and Kinect-based interface this week, Microsoft has another gift in store for Xbox 360 fans – the Xbox LIVE experience is now available as an iOS app that can be used on iPhones, iPod touch and iPad devices.

The new app allows you to bring your 3D avatar on the move with you and lets users track and compare game achievements and chat with Xbox LIVE friends.

The new app also lets users review Xbox LIVE content, including game trailers and multiplayer maps.

Other available content on the app includes Xbox Spotlight feeds, breaking news and game tips.

In terms of social integration, the new app lets users send and receive messages from friends but also view the new ‘Beacons’ feature that tells friends via Facebook who’s up for a game online.

The app also takes note of all previous gaming achievements, which will surely be a hit with gamers.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years