Xbox One will also let you buy games from your iPhone and download them remotely

A few days back we picked up on a story where a Sony PlayStation executive confirmed you'd be able to buy games from your smartphone through the companion mobile app, and have them remotely download for you at home. Xbox One will also have a companion app, and Marc Whitten from Xbox has weighed in and confirmed a similar feature for Microsoft's next console via his Twitter account:

"Yes! Of course you can download while you are away. #xboxone - Always up to date, always your console. The beauty of low power mode!"

An even playing field then between both the PS4 and the Xbox One, but the winner ultimately is us; the gamers. Steam already offers a way to buy games for Windows, Mac and Linux through their iPhone app, and I know I use the heck out of it. Remote download is just the icing on the cake and just another way we can replace another shopping experience with our smartphones. The Xbox Smartglass already offers limited integration between your iOS device and your Xbox 360.

Would be kinda nice to have a similar remote install feature for our iPhone, iPad and iPod touch though, wouldn't it?

Source: Mark Whitten via VentureBeat

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Xbox One will also let you buy games from your iPhone and download them remotely


For mobile remote install, Apple should look at what the Google Play store does on the web: when signed in, you can install any compatible app remotely to any device associated with your account. Click install, choose the device, and if the device is connected to the Internet, it will install.