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June 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Microsoft releases Xbox SmartGlass SDK

At E3 earlier this month, Microsoft introduced SmartGlass, its technology that allows consumers to sync media across platforms and devices.

Today, the company is releasing the SmartGlass software development kit (SDK).

Partners who have agreements to develop Xbox games or Xbox 360 entertainment apps can access the SDK for free here.

SmartGlass is part of Microsoft’s vision to create a more unified entertainment experience. Through the SmartGlass app — to be made available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices and also Apple and Google devices — users can stream and synchronize their Xbox online services including movies, music and games. Users can, for instance, start watching a movie on a tablet, then finish watching it on TV while getting additional information about the movie on their tablet.

Microsoft has said it plans to deliver SmartGlass in the fall.

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