Turn on Xbox One remotely with Windows Phone, Android

We were waiting for Microsoft to unveil some of the new Xbox One May 2015 features and now we’re pleased to bring you one confirmed feature that is on the way.

Once the update is rolled out to everyone, those with a Windows Phone or Android phone will be able to turn their Xbox One console on remotely from their mobile device.

The feature will work thanks to the Xbox One Smartglass beta app for Windows Phone and Android, which is already available on both marketplaces now.


This is going to be one of several new features that is coming in the Xbox One May update. Looking specifically at this new remote power-on option though, it’s certainly a great addition that Android and Windows Phone owners will appreciate.

It also means that using your phone you can power on the console remotely and stream TV to your phone without having to touch the controller once.

One word of warning now before you all try this feature out, as you will need your mobile device to be running on the same home network as your Xbox One – otherwise it won’t work.

Will you be making use of this feature via your Windows Phone or Android device? Well done to Microsoft for continuing to listen to fan requests and feedback.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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