Xbox [Entertainment] App Description & Overview

The all new Xbox app keeps you connected to the fun with your friends, games, and console from your phone or tablet while on the go.

Easily share game clips and screenshots from your console to favorite gaming & social networks. Friends and parties follow you with voice and text chat, even if they’re on console or PC. Get notifications for new game invites, messages, and more. Plus, now play games from your console straight to your phone over the internet. The free Xbox app is the best way to stay in the game—wherever you like to play.

-Download the new Xbox app and stay connected to friends & games
-Easily share game clips & screenshots to your favorite social networks
-Use integrated voice and text chat with friends on console or PC
-Play games from your console straight to your phone over the internet*
-Get notifications for new game invites, party chat messages and more

*Requires supported phones or tablets (mobile data charges may apply) and supported Bluetooth controller, with supported games. Xbox One or Xbox Series X must be turned on or in Instant-On mode. Learn more at Online console multiplayer (including via Xbox remote play) requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold, memberships sold separately.


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Send custom images in Chats! You can now send photos from your device or directly from your camera to your Xbox friends via a Chat message.

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- Loving the new redesign!

Ever since the update went live, I’ve been digging this new user interface and the ability to easily share your captures very intuitively and downloading games to your console before you choose to purchase it digitally or via disc, so you can play the game on day one instantly. However, there are some additional features I’d like to have in there as well. The Xbox Store isn’t in here to discover new games. Though searching for a game to download is easy, I think adding more detail, like the current store on Xbox One / Series X/S would be a plus. Next, the onscreen keyboard. I did hear that using your phone to type your message straight to your console was coming, but it’d be nice to incorporate that somehow seamlessly. And also for 360 games, I noticed you can’t download them to console yet? Not sure if that’s a work in progress, but that’d be nice to add alongside original Xbox games too. Other than that, I love this new design and can’t wait for many more updates to make this next gaming experience much better!

- New Update...

This app USED to be good. Key words being "used to." Before the latest update, the xbox app was really good and I had very few issues with it. Ever since the new update, I have absolutely HATED using this app. Obviously this is my opinion right now, but I hate almost every single thing that has changed (and a bunch of my friends agree.) First off, the app takes longer to load in than it used to. Second off, the whole messaging / chatting with others is awful. Sending messages can be delayed a lot and sometimes not even send. You can't send pictures anymore. And also, if you have notifications on, it'll glitch over and over and over again whenever someone messages you (meaning even if you are on a chat with someone currently texting each other, whenever they text you, a notification will buzz at the top of ur screen.) This glitch is only fixed if u reload the app, and even then, after a few minutes of texting, the notification buzzing will still show up again. Another thing I hate is the online / offline thing. I don't like how when you are on a chat with someone, it says they are offline, even if they are actually online. It only says they are online on the home screen, which is very annoying. Honestly, the only thing I do like about this update is our captures all in one area. Obviously this probably won't happen, but I feel like this app would be way better if the update was just taken off, and the app was reverted back to its old state.

- Not as good as it used to be

This app used to be good because of the fact that you could change your profile pic to something custom, you could edit your profile, and the UI was simple and easy to get around, but now with the latest update things aren’t so good. First of all, it now takes ages to load and you require a better internet source if or else it won’t even load at all meaning that you can’t just simply boot it up when your away from home which to me, personally defeats the point of the app. The whole reason why I downloaded it was to check thing when I wasn’t home. Now for the UI... It is absolutely horrendous, the categories are extremely vague and don’t make much sense and the things in the categories almost don’t relate to it at all. I spent my first five minutes just trying to figure out what all was in the categories because how awful they are. My last gripe is about the customization. Back when this app was good I used to change my profile up like my profile picture, my color theme and my bio but now almost none of those features exist anymore. Now you can’t change your profile pic on the Xbox through this crappy web browsing thing thats a whole disaster in itself like how now you can only use a very specific image size which makes finding a decent image a nightmare. I personally think the new update makes the app pointless and all the features that I used to love are now gone. It would be better if the update never happened

- Good concept, but incredibly broken.

The Xbox app is amazing the first time you see it. You can access you account on the go and do so many things. However, the app’s downfalls become apparent very soon. First of all, you need a wifi connection to access the app, it will not work with cellular data. So, the whole aspect of xbox on the go is completely thrown out of the window. Secondly, you’ll be very luck if you can actually use the app. For at least one week out of the month the app just doesn’t work. You try to launch it, but you are met with either a blank green screen or a n infinite loading wheel. I’ve tried restarting, redownloading, and even costumer support, but nothing can fix it. Over time it will just fix itself and one day you’ll try to launch the app and it will just work for no reason just as suddenly as it stopped working. My final issue it the built in keyboard. Xbox has a wonderful system that detects the keyboard on your xbox and allows you to type on your phone. This is great for multiplayer games with a chat system. However, like the app itself this feature is very spotty. Sometimes the keyboard on the app will just stop popping up and it won’t ever pop up for the next week to month. Then it will just magically fix itself again. There are also tons of little bugs that litter that app that at sometimes, makes the app completely unusable. The Xbox app definitely doesn’t deserver the 4.7 out of 5 that it currently has.

- Reporting Two Bugs

I’ve been trying to use this app for the three months but it’s a serious problem. The app has a bug where it won’t launch and you’ll be stuck with an infinite loading circle on your screen. After restarting the app well over fifty times it has refused to work so I tried reinstalling it and that didn’t work either. My second problem is that the party chat continuously cuts in and out making it incredibly difficult to communicate with people because I have ask them repeatedly what they said. I have a brand new IPhone XR so it’s not my iPhone. My internet is fine and I’ve even tried it with my mobile data and it still won’t work. I even had my friend try it too and he says it cuts in and out. Even when I unplug my head phones from my phone it still won’t make a sound until a few minutes later. Please fix this bug, it was working perfectly until a few weeks ago. You try to add new updates and try to make do more things but it shouldn’t need too. Your console is perfectly fine and your app was fine until you screwed it up. I love your console but there’s no need to try and battle with PS4 anymore. At this point its based on personal preference of the consumer and not whether the console runs faster or not. If they want a faster console then they can get the S or the X or the New one when it comes out. Stop trying to make change it. This app doesn’t deserve a 4.7 rating because it has so many huge bugs

- I have one thing to say

There’s a ton of problems with the app in the new update but theres lots of other people writing reviews so I won’t take twenty minutes of my day to go on a rant about the app because honestly it’s not worth it. However there is one thing that I absolutely hate about the update and have no idea why they got rid of it. You Literally Cannot Customize Your Game Picture Anymore. Nor can you send pictures to people in messages. Normally I wouldn’t care about this since I don’t want to change my gamer picture, however one of my friends in order to spite me used this update to change my gamer picture and now I can’t change it back, I have to use a default picture. Which in fact is a real bummer. I like to have the freedom to customize my profile in any kind of social media. And no matter what you say Xbox is undoubtedly a social media, you can text, send game clips,(used to be able to send pictures), you can talk, and some other things but people don’t usually use these because Xbox is a console and is generally used for gaming. I can mind the glitches with the new update but I cannot overlook the fact that they have completely done away with a key feature in the profile customization. All in all I believe they should scrap this new update and revert it to the previous one.


There is a bug with the Xbox Phone App after the most recent update that was rolled out. While talking in party chat on the Xbox Phone App the sound will randomly cut out on one or more people in the party with you. You can still see that those people are talking, you just can’t hear them, and I have also confirmed that those people can hear you even though you can not hear them. It is not an internet issue as it happens to me whether I am on the wifi or (disconnecting from wifi and) using my phone data. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling, still did not fix my problem. Own a brand new iphone 11 I got for christmas and using the headphones that came with, so it isn’t that my phone/headphones are super old or anything. This was not a problem until the most recent update for the app a few weeks ago. This is as inconvenient as it gets for someone who relies on the xbox phone app to talk with friends in party chat while we play, and is so frustrating that i have almost had to stop playing xbox entirelt. To add to my frustrations i am running out of time to play EA access and Gamepass free trials with my friends because of this, and i know xbox is going to give me zero compensation for this. Strongly considering selling my xbox because of this situation if it doesnt get fixed SOON.

- Remote Play does not work

I downloaded the Xbox App specifically for the remote play feature, but every time I fix one of the problems, a new one came up. (Bluetooth Controller connected to the (CONSOLE???) required then Bluetooth Controller needs to be updated then internet is “too slow” for streaming (which there’s no way to fix)) It said that I could do the streaming thing at home or something like that, but nowhere else. But my phone requires me to click ‘enable’ on the Xbox. But it won’t show up on the screen again. So I had to go to settings to try and test the connection again and now it doesn’t let me enable. And the first time, it said it could be enabled, but it never enabled. So then I try it again, then it doesn’t even show up on the screen. So I go to settings to try and manually do it. That’s when I come across all these different errors, forcing me to be unable to do it. I could get a 3rd party app for streaming and it would work better than this. By the way, I understand that I have over 600 ping when I play games, but if I wanted to download the Xbox App for no reason (since all the useful features are gone), then I would give this app a 5-star rating. But I downloaded it specifically for remote play.

- Xbox One App is..... okay?!

I started using the Xbox App because I wanted to try out the Remote Feature on it and it was pretty good and all being able to move on the screen and things like that, but then it became useless to me I obviously use a controller now and using the remote would just be for fun or no reason at all, but here is something they should add, being able to see your controller battery and maybe headset battery if you have a wireless one like myself. It would be that feature that would be useful for people who might not have a charger or then just wanting to know what it’s at because they could buy batteries or they could buy things that would be based off of that feature. The app sometimes is buggy and won’t let me get in but usually it’s pretty good, I don’t use the Xbox App too much because theirs usually nothing interesting I’d need to see on it, but that’s just my opinion so whatever you guys use it for would be good and all but I don’t see myself using that much, but for the people who do use it i will give this a 4 star but if that feature got added I will gladly change my rating

- Security and new update

Normally I wouldn’t write reviews but this app was ok until this morning. I was trying to go on the app and it had me put my password, not so bad right? I was ok with it but after I put in the password it made me do it again and again so I decided to reset my phone. So, after I did that I went back on to the app and it’s was super slow and it still made me keep doing my password, so I went to go log out but, after I push any button it makes me do my password AGAIN oh and I did try to push the cancel button but the Microsoft sign in thing popped up AGAIN. Now on to the update. I HATE it the only thing good about it is where the captures are but you can’t change your photo, bio, or location anymore, I mean you might be able to but I have looked over the map. I guess the online offline thing is kinda good but like it’s hard to remember if u have it online or offline without checking which is fine I guess but still. But also, the app takes way to long to load now it was fine back before the update happened actually it was WAY better before it happened, so even if you guys wouldn’t change it back please do and patch the bug that isn’t letting me put my password in.

- Been done but a giant bug for Xbox app users

So,Me and my friends use the Xbox app all to the in order to change our profile picture lately but every time I go to change it and upload the picture I get an error saying we cannot upload “anything right now” please try again later. And that has been going on for a week and you haven’t heard about the problem either the error is just at my side and not anyone else who has the Xbox app. But I do advise I can say that can you please try to figure out what’s wrong and why we can’t change our profile pictures to the custom ones I recently just stayed up till 3:00 making a profile picture just to get The holy grale of my first error on the app. And I have a very stable internet connection and should have no problem doing anything WiFi related. If Xbox support or any Microsoft management read this report please try to get this done I know your dealing with a Xbox error we’re it shows everyone offline sometimes but once you fix that problem can you please consider on fixing this. Thank you for your time.

- Rating five star so people can see.

The xbox app is a good idea. You can message your friends, look at yours or other clips, and join a party. But it is really bugged and they need to fix the lag when you watch clips. It’s very annoying watching someone’s clip and then it freezes but the clip is still going. And it take a long time to load a clip. In my opinion, xbox needs to allow an option when you watch a clip, you can change the quality to make it run smoother at least. At this point, xbox really disappointed me with the whole xbox industry when it comes to games. It’s like they don’t care about the app. In my view at least. Messaging in xbox also has some bug. It says I have a message but I really don’t and when I do see one and I open it and back out, it still says that there is a message.

- So many bugs

To start off I have tried to figure out how to contact Xbox about this by using the app support button next to download, it does not bring you somewhere to report an actual bug and is very difficult to navigate. 1. The biggest issue that is occurring right now is that party’s and Voice chats WILL NOT WORK they won’t even let you open them and just say “Something went wrong” this is highly annoying and I’ve signed in and out and uninstalled and reinstalled, Xbox app is what I use as an alternative to using a mic since the mic on your headsets decide to stop working in the early months of purchasing. The app is also connected to my console and disconnecting and reconnecting did not work 2. Second biggest bug which everyone has been having issues with for months yet you have not fixed it is where in the party people can still hear you but you are unable to hear them. Most of the time if it’s a party of let’s say four. You can hear one person at a time and every couple of minutes it allows audio of the next person to come through but shuts the other person off. The other half of the time you can’t hear a single person. Please fix this as you’ve been made aware of this for months and is ridiculous.

- It’s simply ok.

Overall, the app ever since the update looks and feels pretty sleek. However, there are a lot of smaller issues with it. The biggest issue that I have with it is that Microsoft removed the ability to change your profile picture from the app. There was honestly no point in doing this, since there was nothing wrong with it in the first place. Now, if you want to change your profile picture, you need to get a USB and plug it into your Xbox, wait for it to actually upload, and then you can change it. What was wrong with the old system of simply going into your camera roll on the app then choosing one that way? Another issue is that the app takes a decent amount of time to load, and sometimes won’t even load everything at once (such as your captures). There are also some smaller bugs, such as the app stating that people are offline when they aren’t. However, there are some good things about it (such as the addition of remote play), but in my opinion, they don’t outweigh the negatives. Overall, if you own an Xbox, you might as well get it, but don’t expect a perfect experience.

- Does some things reliably; some things rarely.

You can always see who’s online from your friends list, and what they’re playing. Messaging works well too. However; the ONE THING the app is absolutely advantageous over a controller for accessing your console with - does not work consistently. The on screen keyboard, lets you type quickly on your phone - much faster than using a controller. When it works, this feature is extremely convenient, letting you input text to your Xbox or games in time spans you never could without the app. But good freakn’ luck getting the keyboard on the app to come up when you have an on-screen keyboard on your console. It’ll work sometimes, and other times you can pull up the keyboard on your Xbox again and again and again - to have the app do nothing. Which, needless to say - is very frustrating. To have such a convenient feature work intermittently and be completely unusable at other times is maddening. If that singular function worked reliably, I would say this is a magnificent app. But right now; it just doesn’t.

- Good app, but very glitchy.

I really like this app. It is very well designed and includes many great features. Remote play is great if you have a good connection. However, there are tons of glitches. The startup animation would be good, but every motion of the Xbox symbol causes it to flash before performing the motion. When you rotate the app to landscape or portrait, there are random white blocks that pop up in place of the proper screen rotation animation. The chat is also very glitch. The ui also glitches and flickers quite often. The remote control is better than the one in the previous version of the app. And there are also many other problems not mentioned in this review. What I’m disappointed about is the removal of the ability to check game achievements in the app. I’m also sad that there aren’t many button spread throughout the app to access remote play. Party chat works very well in the app. Overall, this is a great app, but there are a lot of bugs and glitches that ruin it. Please fix these, Microsoft!

- Was a great app, but new update is a BIG downgrade

Pros: New look and feel of app is smooth and easy to navigate. Party chat is still available through the app. You can connect to your console through the app now (but this feature doesn’t work for me since I have multiple Xbox’s on my network). Cons: New update took away the activity feed, so community/sharing elements of Xbox are pretty much gone. In the old format my friends would watch each other’s clips via activity feed and comment/like each other’s posts. This is now totally gone. The notification system is also partially broken. I used to get notified when my favorite’s were online, but now no matter how I set it up the app does not set me push notifications for status’. This use to be a great app with some mild glitches, but now it’s become a pretty “milk toast” app. Unless you were wanting an app solely to purchase games before turning on your Xbox, this app’s update has taken away its most useful & engaging features. I hope Microsoft eventually adds back in the activity feed, or a similar way to stay engaged with the online community.


Rewatching captures from the phone used to be a really good experience, they would take a second to load but the quality was great, you could like and comment on captures that you or your friends made, and you could easily share or download captures if you wanted to send them outside the app. Now captures are either super zoomed in so you can’t see anything, or only in zoomed out landscape mode which you can’t rotate the phone for. You can’t like or comment on your friends captures anymore, and when you view your own captures they are not formatted to fit the screen at all so you have this huge gray border that is glitchy and changes every second to try and adjust to the screen. The little bar for pausing and seeing how much time is left at the bottom doesn't go away for like 6 seconds so for a 15 second clip half of it is unwatchable if there are subtitles at the bottom or you can’t get the picture to fit the screen. I don’t know how they could’ve screwed up captures so bad when they switched to the new format but they’re unusable in their current state.

- Why?

Updates as big as this one are always gonna be divisive in how much has been changed. I don’t necessarily dislike change when it comes to updates but one has to ask why so much functionality has been removed? I always thought the previous app was a hidden treasure in how incredible it was. I used it daily and even would purchase things through the store but that’s now impossible since the store has been removed. This and the removal of profile pics and other things folks have brought up in the reviews just has Me scratching my head as to why? You’d think they’d want to add to overall greatness of the app with the release of the new consoles. I hope this changes with coming updates and feature are re-added. Time will tell.. Edit: With the release of the Series X I thought perhaps this might make the app run slightly smoother but nah, it’s still an absolute mess. Microsoft, please make it run as butterfly smooth as the old app seemingly worked from day one. I used it from the first month of release and loved it from day one. I want to love this one again as well. Please?

- Great app... just a suggestion.

I love using this app when i am away from home to view clips, read and respond to messages but there is one thing i believe would be an amazing addition to the app. We all know the xbox one was designed to be the ultimate home console for both games an media, but how about security? I know the xbox ones kinnect was discontinued however it could regain some popularity with the ability to view what the kinnect sees when you are away from home. I just recently adopted a puppy and currently am looking into security cameras for the house so i can check up on my boy when im away from home. It would be an amazing feature to be able to open the app and see whats going on in my livingroom. I doubt this idea would be implemented however if it was, i believe a lot of people will want to get their hands on the kinnect again. Aside from my suggestion, i love the app and if this idea is considered and applied, i would change my rating from 4 stars to 5.

- I spend alot of time on this app but somethings stand to be improved.

I enjoy most aspects of the app except for two things. The store and playing your clips. I find it really inconsistent when you’re watching clips you have recorded. Sometime the clip will run from start to finish without interruption and other times it struggles with 5 seconds in. I have a decent connection and I find that even when i’m using LTE it still struggles to play smoothly. My biggest problem however is the store. I wish it was better about showing new games that have released. As apposed to showing the most popular games which it does. I know I can search specific game but i’m looking for those gems and I cannot find them if the store only shows the fortnites and the fifas of the worlds. I know the phone app shouldn’t be the place for discovery but anything is better than what they currently have. Including the dlc tab which is usually just occupied with mutiple dlc of the same game. Other than my complaints I like this app very much.

- They took a huge step BACKWARDS

I have had the Xbox app for a year now. It is quite convenient for people like me who like accessibility options in a app. However it their newest update. They changed one of the best features in the Xbox app, the ability to change your gamer pic to a custom gamer pic from your phone with ease. It couldn’t have been any simpler. You add a picture into your phones picture library. Then you go to your profile in the app, hit customize profile, and then all you had to do was choose the picture. I know it’s not impossible to change your gamer picture to a custom one, but still they had no reason to complicate this feature. Microsoft, if your reading this, then just put the profile customization back the way it was on the Xbox app. While I must say some of the new long awaited features such as knowing when a game has downloaded is great. But I still want to have the ability to change my gamer pic to spongebob dabbing on Ali A’s head without having to buy a usb.

- The App NEVER works!

I really wish they would fix this app. I have a relatively new iPhone, and yet the app is always slow, and constantly glitching out. Sometimes wont load anything, almost never loads my messages, it will notify me about an invite several minutes after actually receiving one, and recently it stopped allowing me to save my captures. I tried saving a clip two different ways multiple times and it never showed up in my album. Not sure if thats an issue with iPhone but I doubt it since I’m trying to save it through Xbox’s App. Also, if I try to join a party chat on my phone through the app it doesn’t pick up my voice. I can hear the party but they can’t hear me, which doesn’t make any sense to me because I’ve played with people before who used the app as their replacement mic and it let them talk so why not let me talk?? It’s honestly all very confusing and frustrating, I have never had more issues and let downs with an app than this one. I just deleted it and redownloaded it and I’m really hoping that fixes any if not all of these issues...

- Messaging Issue

I absolutely love this app; I’m able to play with my friends, view clips easily, see who’s online and what they’re playing, and the messaging aspect was great... until it wasn’t. I wasn’t getting notifications even though they were on, and it was stuck on the last time I texted this person so I had to refresh it every couple of minutes. That’s not even the worst part unfortunately. Now, my messages won’t send and all my conversations are gone: they won’t even load and I can’t talk to my friends! This is the only way I can talk to most of my friends so I’m upset to be out of contact with them. I have tried to reset my phone, and even deleted and redownloaded the app, but none of it worked. I really love this app and would love to give it five stars, but I can’t if there is a barrier of communication in the way. I hope you guys can get this fixed efficiently and hopefully stop this problem from occurring in the future.

- Works as well as it should

The app offers a lot of useful capabilities that I find very useful in my play. Everything works well enough that I have little problems when utilizing its functions. Some bugs are present, but everything has its kinks. These bugs are often fixed by simply restarting the app, or in a few cases restarting the Xbox it’s linked to. Anyone that plays Xbox should probably have this app, seeing as it’s both free and rather useful. The ability to see and respond to messages, even if you aren’t on your Xbox is a great ability. The ability to tell which friends are online by going into the app or having it send you a notification of when they get online is also a favorite of mine. And the ability to type and copy & paste with your phone makes sending messages and inputting commands a breeze. I recommend this to any Xbox user, there’s really no reason to not have it as far as I know. Great work, Microsoft.

- Convenient - Update

I love this app! It has all the essentials for an on the go gamer. There's only one small issue that I've noticed and compared to the rest of the amazing features, it's a relatively small gripe. Nonetheless, the messaging system within the app works wonderfully but it also contains the only thing that bugs me. It's very time consuming to cleanup or delete old messages. Having to slide left and delete them all individually takes quite a while if you receive messages frequently. Also the difference in text color between a new message and a message marked as "read" is so subtle that it becomes difficult to locate unread messages when trying to cleanup notifications. My suggestions: Install a feature that will let the user select multiple messages at a time and delete them or mark as read. Change the color of the font on new messages and read messages to something more drastic. Perhaps a green text for new messages and white text for read messages. Overall, as I stated in the beginning, I love this app! And I believe updating the messaging system will only increase my enjoyment and ease of use for everyone. Cheers! PS - I pre-installed Destiny 2 with this app and I'm waiting patiently to regain my Light when the clock hits midnight! Xbox, the best place to play Destiny 2 hands down! Console exclusives don't hold a candle to our community. Find me in the EDZ, guardians. Gamer tag: Surelok

- Ran into many problems

I love this app, but it doesn’t deserve its rating that it currently has. One is that you need internet to just connect to the app. Which even then just makes the app glitchy. Another reason is that you can’t customize your own profile picture anymore. I read articles that explain that there is a bug that you guys can’t really fix and that you are working on it. I get that, but it’s been 6 weeks...? I just find that annoying. And when you don’t have internet with the Xbox app and you watch clips it gets all glitchy, it freezes on one point of the screen. Another problem I ran into while using this app is when you delete to many clips it just says you don’t have any. Then you need to exit the app and go back in, you should just be able to delete the clips you want without any problems. But if you are planning on fixing the app for once please fix these things, I think it would make the Xbox community really happy if you just fixed what we asked for, you want the 5 star rating right?

- Buggiest App Created by Microsoft Ever!

The app breaks down and has to be completely restarted EVERY time you receive a phone call or an alarm goes off on your phone. The app breaks down and has to be restarted even if you choose to ignore a phone call you receive! I literally NEVER write reviews but this application has been SO INCREDIBLY buggy I felt I had to give feedback. This is hands down the worst product I’ve ever used that is produced by Microsoft. The application also randomly shifts between using the speaker mode and using the hands-on mode when talking to people using the Xbox app making it incredibly frustrating when you are in the middle of a game trying to hear your teammate and all of a sudden your teammates voices are cut down to a whisper because your xbox app messed up again. Bottom line, I got this app to be able to talk to my friends on Xbox live without a mic, and if you are trying to use the application for the same thing be prepared to deal with a lot of frustration. My advice, don’t use the app and just go buy a mic and save yourself hours of frustration dealing with one of the world’s buggiest apps. Yeah

- New look...

While the new look is sleek I feel the old layout was more user friendly but time will tell if it is. Now for as the reason of the low star rating is due multiple issues example of two issues first being the data and information for the majority of the time either does not refresh or show accurate information ie you can be on your console and see who’s on where as the app might show who’s on or it might display someone online but if you click profile or access a message they would display offline but if you go back to the friends list it will still display online another issue or lack of feature is they have removed the option of the store or game pass game with the new UI granted since the game pass as a separate app that is understandable for game pass although I think it would be nice to have a version integrated in the app that way users only need one app instead of two apps not to mention that the remote feature input rarely responds I could be trying to press a none stop and may 1 out of 20 time I could receive input

- How does this happen? And can anyone help?

I currently can’t use my account because I reset my password. As normal on my Xbox it asked for my password I entered my current one. It accepted it then i play as usual. A friend messaged while I was playing and I tried to reply on the app. It asked for my new password and I entered my current one again then it paused. It asked for it again and I entered it the same but slightly different (in case I messed it up). Then it denied again I’m feed up now and I rest it again and I try using the password it changed it to yesterday and it says “new password is same as old password”. Now I’m confused because it doesn’t accept my password but it is the right password. I’m confused but I still reset my password and I write it down this time but still nope it doesn’t accept the password. Also I’d like to mention that the new update is questionable. The captures in one place is nice but I’m not a fan of the home page I don’t need to know what my friends are playing I can ask them like a normal person. Whatever I don’t need it anymore just weird that I can’t log in.

- Love you Xbox but please bring old features back ❤️

I used the Xbox app a ton before this new update which basically revamped the entire app. I think remote play is amazing and it’s great it’s supported on iOS but a lot of the features that were really nice on the old app aren’t present on this current update. Perks such as seeing your Xbox live feed with your friend’s game clips/progression, game updates/news, updating your own personal profile (bio/pics, checking achievements, comparing your friends vs. yourself on games) lack of an ability to access the store. I’m glad there is still the ability to use your phone as a remote but other than that I’m very disappointed that a lot of the features on the previous version were left out on this new update. Hopefully a new update will allow more customization to player profiles, the ability to see more on the players social feed, & quick access to see game progression/achievements. Hate to write a bad review but I’m hoping I can write a good one when the app offers more.

- Pages don’t load, hard to search

5/28/2: can now remote download properly but pages still don’t load 90% of the time. Have to either constantly refresh the app or close completely & reopen. It is also rather frustrating trying to search for games as the Search area is only on 1 page of the Store. Why not make it always at the top to make it easier to find things we may buy from you? Mainly, the Store is just very poorly put together but the rest of the app seems helpful when it’s not randomly closing itself (which it just did). 9/5/19: in my experiences with the app over the past 4-6 months game pages take an exceptionally long time to load (internet speeds of 110 down/12 up) & I cannot remotely download games to my Xbox One S. I have tried numerous times to set up my Home Xbox to allow it, ensured all settings were as they should be and still nothing. I’ve reached out to their support twitter account but as the same issue is happening with the Games Pass app. In my experience, very disappointed...

- Awesome app, just can’t upload profile pictures anymore😤

It’s an awesome app to use to keep up with stuff on your profile but just recently I have been having a problem where I go to change my profile pic and when I change the current pic to the one that I want on my phone it says to upload then I upload it but then it say error it’s not able to be uploaded right now try again later. So I try later and even the next day and it still won’t work. And if your saying I change my profile pic to much I don’t I’ve only changed it 3 times in the past to years. And I’m on an iPhone XR and my internet is fine but some people are already experiencing this bug so please Microsoft... please fix this. I’d love to have the ability to change my profile pic back please. Other than that the app is above average so it would be 5 stars but there are some minor bugs like the one I discussed.👍🏻

- Its been almost 9 months guys, c’mon.

I have brought this issue up not once, but twice before and this is the third time I am bringing it up. The screen recording. For the love of god please find a way to fix this. I have a YT channel named “ShisnoGaming” and all of my videos from about 7 months ago to today don’t have any game audio in the clips because I have had to record them off of the website from my mobile device. I have to do this because every time I screen record off of this app, the screen goes black and no audio plays. PLEASE FIX THIS. I was able to get audio from this app when it worked and I dont know why it does not anymore. I currently cant afford a capture card so this is my only option. I want my game audio back so bad! Other than this problem, this is a great app and very convenient for usage so thats why my review is four stars. Please fix this problem as soon as possible!

- Wasn’t the best but used to be a lot better

I got the app in the first place for convenience with messaging, being able to change my pfp and more easily interacting/seeing clips. They updated it and literally changed all of that. The app looks more streamlined but it actually isn’t that great now. I can’t change my picture (not the biggest deal but still annoying), I can’t like clips, I can’t comment on clips. What happened to the activity feed? I’d like to see friends clips without having to look them up each time. Somehow two of my friends got blocked but I did not block them and I message them a lot on the app so I’m assuming something happened there. Never had a problem with that before. Can’t see messages from people that aren’t your friends on the app as well. Hoping they bring back all of these features because I’m assuming that’s why most people have the app. Hopefully the next update is better, if not I’ll be uninstalling because y’all got rid of every feature I use it for basically.

- It’s a really cool app but needs to be fixed up a little bit

I really enjoy this app, you can view your game clips and share them, upload them, save them, and message through Xbox so much easier and all it’s really great and useful but one main thing that I hope gets fixed really soon, is a bug with parties. Imagine how annoying it is, you are in the middle of a game you are talking to your friends laughing then all of a sudden, you can’t hear them anymore, you look down on your phone (because that’s what you are using for the party) and your Xbox app restarted itself and it keeps happening, over and over. It gets really annoying. Friends have to keep inviting me over and over in the middle of their games because my Xbox app keeps restarting itself in mid conversation. So that’s my main thing but besides that’s it’s a really useful app and if you have Xbox I do recommend you get this.

- Minecraft problems

OMG I LOVE THE GAME MINECRAFT!!! But as soon as they connected with xbox NOTHING has been working. I signed up for an account so that i could play with friends while in shelter in place but i can NEVER join their worlds and its so annoying. So its like this: We are playing together and then all of a sudden we get disconnected and we tried deleting the app, restarting my phone, refreshing, and everything. IT IS SOOO ANNOYING and we spend like half an hour trying to get on the game with each other and then within 10 minutes we get disconnected. Also it is soo hard to set up an account. And I don’t think this is a Minecraft problem because everything was working UNTIL i made an xbox account. Please fix your problems. OH and ALSO don’t let me forget ANOTHER problem. Yes another problem!!!! When on Minecraft it says they aren’t playing in their worlds and xbox says they are I never know if they really are and it is just so confusing and I really wish Minecraft would just stay separate from Xbox. Sorry for all the reasons why I don’t like this app but their all true.

- Voice party chat unusable,App keeps quitting.

Ever since the update, the app will quit for no reason while I’m using it. So I go back into the app and after about 30 secs or so, it quits again. It continues to do this I stop using the app all together. The party chat is worse. After numerous attempts of trying to get it to work, you can talk for no more than about 3 minutes…And the app just suddenly quits for zero reason. This just happened to me 3 separate times. I used to use the voice chat once in a while, and never really had any issues. If I did they weren’t to this extent of not being able to even USE the voice chat. Highly disappointed. UPDATE: Since the most recent update, things are still the same. The app quits out of nowhere EVERY TIME I use it. I can use it for probably around 30 or so seconds. Also, when I looked up a game to see info/pricing on it, it shows ZERO info..just a white blank screen, other than the cover art. I hate this app with a passion, and I have no use for it now because its basic functions don’t work anymore.

- The update ruined this app

It feels like Microsoft enjoys changing stuff for the sake of changing stuff (i.e Xbox dashboards ever since the first Xbox 360 dashboard). At least give people the option to use previous versions if y’all are going to change things for the actual sake of changing stuff. The Xbox store on the Xbox one is now slower than ever, adjusting the Xbox microphone volume went from easy to annoying to why the hell do I have to do all of this work for something that used to be easily accessible? Even muting my microphone is a hassle now, and now finally this app; the smartglass is slow with late button responses, if you’re game sharing, they have the audacity to but the gameshare Xbox account as the first option instead of the Xbox that’s 8 feet away from me versus my friends Xbox that’s 200 miles away. I also noticed some options like changing the profile photo was removed which was probably the best part about this mediocre app. Why does Microsoft feel the need to change things for the sake of change? No wonder y’all losing to a less successful company.


Where is the store portion of the app?! I am trying to browse games and can only search, and when I search for “ghost” I get every game with ghost in the description, in no discernible order. I do not get titles with Ghost listed first. I have a huge tile for Minecraft on the top of my page. I would never play Minecraft. I’m an adult trying to spend my money, but you want to make it harder. There are no options to customize the layout or to put stuff I care about on the screen. I don’t care what my friends are playing. In fact, friends are what I’m avoiding by playing Xbox. Are you trying to remind me how much I miss society? I am trying to buy a game! Are you making it harder for me to purchase through the app?! I can see no way to browse for games. I’ve checked. Did you guys acquire the five dumbest chimps you could find, put them in a room with crayons and a disco ball, then say “draw our new interface!”?!?! I don’t care what my friends are playing. I don’t even like most of my friends, but at least they didn’t design this app. This is AWFUL.

- Never write reviews but...

I never write reviews on apps, it seems like a waste of time more often than not. But regardless I just had to write this down and share my thoughts. The Xbox app USED to be quite good, before this latest update completely and totally gutted all the awesome features the Xbox app was loved for. First: the layout. The previous layout was straightforward and streamlined, this latest update has given “streamlined” a brand new definition. There is almost little to no reason to even have the app downloaded as it only serves as a glorified remote control, that sometimes doesn’t even respond to my inputs. The complete and total lack of features leaves the layout practically empty. Last: the features. I used to be able to stalk my friends’ captures, achievements, etc. and that was fun because it added a whole new dynamic of competition between friends, because the system also gave Time Played for each game and each gamer tag. All of those features are gone. You go to a friends profile and now you are greeted with highlights and your basic friend-moderation tools such as “report, remove friend, block” etc. why remove all the friend features? Why remove all the darling features that have done well so far? Overall, the app used to be a solid 4.5/5 however due to Microsoft’s obsession with fixing things that ARE NOT broken, the update has brought this app down to a 2/5. Shame, I used to love this app.

- Been using this for a year and still glitched

I’ve done reviews before and the same people issues are there. Messages from friends come up on my screen with the complete message for all to see. Doesn’t matter if it’s locked or not. So have have to set my phone notifications to not preview at all which therefore requires me to open up the app every time a I a generalized “Xbox notification” on my iPhone. Why can it go back to beeping with a discreet “ you gave a message from John Doe gamer tag”? That was the best way but it’s been a year. Next the app starts to randomly show all my friends offline whenever it wants to when I know do a fact they are on the app. Also we use to have time stamps for when a message came through the app now I have no idea when it was sent if I don’t hear the first and only beep. They do a lot of updates and such but I just want basic message functioning cuz that my main reason for using the app.

- Problems with the new update..

So, I love the organisation with the new update, but that’s just really kind of the only thing I like of this new update. The first thing I hate about the new update is mostly that you can’t really send pictures anymore in friend chats, so they can’t show you things they want to show you anymore. Second, you can’t see your achievements anymore, or the leaderboard with how many achievement points you have gotten over the month. And possibly, my final opinion, I hate how it takes longer to load into the app. Before the new update, it used to be quick and efficient, especially when you’re on a time limit, but now, it takes about 15 seconds just to load in. It even removed some of the useful features, such as changing your profile picture, and changing/making your bio (if you even want one). I seem to like the old version better, but it’s up to you developers to put it back.

- Few problems but Wonderful overall

Recently they came out with an update that has changed this app for the better. They allowed people to join parties on the go. This app is wonderful I love it so much. If I had one wish , it would be for the app to have a feature to (if you Xbox is on a connected to WiFi ) stream it to your phone and connect your controller to your phone maybe using a assesorie(even if you have to be on the same WiFi’s I want it😂 but if you don’t OMG I WOULD LOVE THIS APP SO MUCH) this is probably close to impossible but I have hope to the future . I thought they could never add joining parties to the app , they did . Let’s see what happens in the future (please launch the update idea I have I will go to the store buy the wire and connect my controller to my phone turn my Xbox on from school and play during lunch 😂)

- Opinion and a Thankful person.

Great app maybe can you guys add a feature with Google Chromecast so I can show my friend my recorded game play on big screen from my iPhone Xbox App ! But if you can’t I understand I lf you can from The Xbox app I understand if not I even understand . I just though if that ti Day my opinion don’t count much but today my nephew came over and i didn’t want to connect my Xbox to my tV room screen because then I’ll Have to move it but I did though how about if the Xbox app had an option where I can send my recorded plays to my to without my Xbox that’s so cool To have just because I sniped 4 people back to back on fortnite I want to show off lol but anyway Xbox app as is its awesome that’s for such engaging experience couldn’t or have not not met such experiences with a console ! Thank you for being first to me and best !

- Many features removed

I loved being able to scroll through the marketplace and use pretty much all of the features that were on the guide/dashboard. Now it seems as though everything was removed other than your friends list and messages (which I hear are very buggy. I haven’t had issues though, simply because I don’t use the app for these features) Although I can say that I absolutely LOVE the reworked smartglass features. The media controller now no longer has to reload/reconnect if you lock your phone or switch apps and come back. It is always ready to go once open. As well as the keyboard feature of smartglass being very simple and reliable. As well as the entire smartglass interface being all-in-one and located on one screen meaning I don’t have to load keyboard/volume controls which are now easily accessible when on the controller ready to be pulled up with a tap. If I can combine the app functionality along with the smartglass of this app it would easily be a 5/5. But because so many features were removed I have it a 3. The biggest use of the app for me is the media controller, which is now better than ever. But I don’t see any sense of removing the past features of the app which I did occasionally use. If you use the app only for the controller this update was perfect. If you use the app for anything else get ready to be disappointed.

- Ups and downs

This app is a great companion to the Xbox allowing you to type on your Xbox from your phone, but some drawbacks to that is it doesnt always stay connected to the Xbox for some reason. Also something is lost to see updated is making it a lot easier to look at screenshots and video as that either takes forever to load or never loads at all. I’d like to be able to clean up my storage of my clips and screenshots so I can upload more stuff from my Xbox and this app would be a great place to be able to do that. Also as another reviewer wrote, it doesn’t always sync messages completely so that the app is as updated as the Xbox, even when the Xbox is on and connnected to the app, which I find very strange. But other than that I like the rest of the functionality. Hopefully this will get read by the developers and these issues can get updated.

- Helpful but full of problems

I’ve been using the Xbox app for years and it works most of the time, but now that there are no longer any ways to have multiple accounts signed in at the same time and to switch between accounts you need to sign out and then type on your email and password every time you switch rather than just clicking on the account you want to sign into. I currently can’t even use the app because I signed into an account that was locked and I couldn’t remember the password or enough of the account information to have the password changed. I don’t care about recovering the account at all, if I could I’d just delete the account. The biggest problem is that I can’t sign out of the locked account because it’s locked and I need to be signed into an account in order to sign into an account. So this app is basically now just a way to remember that I can’t sign in and can’t sign out.

- Helpful App for Xbox Gamers

It’s a very helpful app to gamers who play on Xbox. I don’t actual have an Xbox console, and I play on my iPad. I play Minecraft 75% of the time I’m gaming, and I have a lot of great friends who love to play Minecraft with me too. My friend recommended this app so we could call each other and stay connected. It’s really helpful for knowing when your friends are on, what they’re up too, and for communicating. I recommend it for those who would like to stay connected with friends when gaming. Only problem I have with this app is every time I want to see comments on something like a post, image, or video clip in the Activity Feed, it always says “Something went wrong. Please try again later.” I don’t know why, but I haven’t been able to see any comments. I’m giving this app a four star rating but besides the comments glitch, this is a very useful app!

- Good App, but experiencing problems

Personally, I don’t think the idea is bad, and I think it’s a good way for all Microsoft users to communicate. However, I’ve had many instances where I’ve been really annoyed. For Example, after a couple days of playing, my account always gets locked because there was “detected activity that violates the Microsoft services agreement”. I checked the Microsoft services, and I didn’t break any of them. The only thing I use the app for is so that I can play Minecraft with my friends and on servers but it just locked me out. I’ve made an account three times and all three times it’s done this. Now why didn’t I just unlock it? It asked for a phone number, to which I don’t believe is required to make an account. And even if it was, why couldn’t it be sent to my email? Isn’t that how you activate the account in the first place? Maybe all these things are personal but they’re annoying problems.

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- Good but a problem needs to be fixed

I like how useful this app can be, I only use it for minecraft and stuff, I don’t own a actual Xbox, but there’s a problem I’ve been getting recently and what happens is when I open the app the whole page is loading and then it instantly says you have to sign in because your accessing sensitive info and I literally just opened the app, and I had to change my password and then it let me sign in and the page is still loading and about 7 seconds it says I have to sign in again because I’m accessing sensitive info and It’s getting irritating because the page isn’t loading at all either, and my wifi is pretty good where I live so I shouldn’t be having that loading problem, but in advance thank you for this app and I hope you can help me with my problem I’ve been having Edit: I’ve fixed it by redownloading the app, it works fine now but it not sure if it will have that problem again

- Great companion to the console. Needs refinement

This app is very useful when managing the multitude of tasks that would normally require you to push the Xbox button on your controller and manage tasks with a pop-up overlaid sub menu. 2 things to be amended and I would give 5 stars. First the resolution of the app doesn’t fit the entire screen for my iPad Pro so it’s not taking advantage of the full screen. Second is when setting up an LFG, the tags that you can normally choose from when setting up via xbox aren’t there. There are no suggestions, it’s completely blank. Otherwise I’m a very frequent user of this app and have it open pretty much every time I’m using my console. Thanks and keep up the great work!

- Uhh it’s okay?

The app itself I would say is good, gives you similar or even the same content and freedom the Xbox itself would although it does have a few bugs like mine always tends to crash when I get out of the app and try to get back in while in a party. Like just a simple tap of the home button, my iPad is band new and I barely filled up any storage so I don’t really understand the issue. But I’d probably give 4 stars if it didn’t always crash on me and oh I don’t know if I just can’t find it but when you receive a party request and don’t press it in time there’s no going back into it no nothing. But something is wrong with my app I have the most resent update, at least I think? I updated it 6 days ago, yet it’s still telling me to “update for latest version of parties” and isn’t allowing me to update but that’s all.. this app is a little all over the place Toodles! ^^

- Don’t Update

The new update is really bad. I used this app for tracking my achievements... either looking at all my games or alternatively whilst playing a specific game to see my progress... This new app lacks the ability to do that. From my profile screen I tapped quantum break, which I’ve been playing on my Xbox... and instead of telling me the achievements ect, it tells me minimum requirements to play it on PC... not helpful It also now seems to be all about telling me what games I can get with game pass... or what games are popular with my Xbox friends... I don’t really care about what others play, or games I can get through game pass like minecraft... if I want to play a game with friends I’ll talk to them and work out what would be good to play together... I don’t assume that because they have played red dead that it means the are keen on the multiplayer aspect. Streaming is a cool feature to get... but not worth the removal of all the other features when my Xbox is in the next room. It appears this ‘update’ is actually replacing the old Xbox app with the Gamepass app. Which is not great for those without gamepass... Of course mileage may vary, and if you have gamepass and care more about the ‘social’ aspect of your Xbox then this will be fine for you. If however your like me and don’t want gamepass and care more about what you play, and tracking your game progress ect then don’t update the app.

- I use it a lot but there are so many things wrong

So I use this app every day very, very often but the app is just so slow. Similar to another review I saw it’s not possible to change your profile picture to something in your photo album because it says not able to upload photo at the moment. Also saving clips can be very slow and sometimes there’s this bug where it’s not possible to save clips and there’s nothing I can do to fix that. Finally when doing everything I have realised there a delay to do pretty much anything I do on the app. Ok so even though there are a lot of negatives there are also a lot of positives and that’s why I’m giving it 3/5 star rating. I would give it a 4 if they actually solved the bugs and I’d give a 5 if they fixed all the bugs in general. Overall good app if u have patience.

- Not what I thought.

I figured that the Xbox app would look like the Xbox Home Screen with a few differences but I don’t mind how it is. What I do mind is the fact that I can’t look at my achievements or see my games, I can see all the game pass games that I have and don’t have but I can’t see the games I physically own. The other thing I’m annoyed about is I can’t see the photos I took in game, I rarely take photos but when I do, I would like to see them outside of the game. The chatting with friends part is good apparently (I don’t talk to any of my friends since one is my cousin and the other hasn’t been online for months now). And so is the remote, doesn’t work for games which is understandable, easy to use when watching Netflix or something and don’t want to use the controller.

- My pfp is broken

The app is good and all but I changed my profile picture and it says it can't show it because it's apparently "inappropriate" when there was nothing wrong with it. It keeps saying "Sorry we can't upload the picture at the moment, try again later" and I've literally been waiting 6 months and it still keeps saying it. I've tried restarting the app and deleting it and re downloading it but it still says the same thing over and over. If you need my xbox it's Antorth and could you please help me it would mean a lot

- Missing features

In previous updates you were able to type through the Xbox app (I could type on my phone and it would appear on my Xbox) but recently this feature doesn’t exist or is broken. I find this an issue because I often have to input things into the games I play like writing something or copy and pasting something, I have tried this feature on multiple applications with no results. This could just be an issue with the application/ game I am using. Aside from this ‘broken/ missing feature’ the app works to amazing standards. I can stay in touch with Xbox live while on the go which is handy. I just don’t find the app as useful without this single feature.

- Help.

So I love this app. But lately it’s been making me sign into a kids version of it or something. When I enter Minecraft, I can5 see anyone’s chat. When I go into peoples profiles it says something like, You can’t do this because of the way your account has been set up and you can fix this on the Xbox website. And I did that! But it still does it! And to be honest I’m starting to loose hope due to how many times this has happened. It also puts my profile pic to a default one, I tried changing it but it says that’s for adult accounts only! And I have done it before! I hope it gets fixed, because I can’t deal with it anymore.

- Possibly the best console app EVER

It's much easier for texting your friends that have an Xbox instead of going on the Xbox just go open up the app sign in then text them. Also you can see pretty much every thing you can see on the home screen. The app also lets you get a Custom pic for your profile. It's pretty good but I which you could do that with your background a custom background instead of downloading media player and getting pictures of your computer putting them in a USB then sticking that in the Xbox.

- Great

It helps me get messages through faster, I can see my friends on it I can see what my friends post, my issue with this is on the console, this is the only way i could get a message to Xbox, on the console, I changed my name, I did not work and I lost the money, I bought rocket league, it was not downloading, I go back to the rocket ledge page, it says I have not bought it, I think you should just make it you pay on the console not get sent to pc for it to be accepted by Microsoft, change that on the actual Xbox

- Great app but needs a tiny fix 🤏

The xbox app is great and easy to use but it suddenly won’t let me change my profile picture to one that’s like on my camera roll, I haven’t tried the in-app pictures, I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app and logging in and out and when I try to change it, it comes up with “try again later” so I thought that if I sent a review that you guys would hopefully see this and try to fix it.. it would be great if you could :)

- Roll it back, or fix it please.

The newly updated Xbox app, while sporting a neat new paint job, is devoid of many of the features which made it an app worth actually using. The removal of many loved features such as achievement tracking, profile name and picture editing, the ability to view and join LFG posts and many more has left much to be desired. Purposely omitting useful features is no way to introduce a new UI update. On top of that, one of the most useful features, the ability to use your phone as an Xbox remote, is now hindered by an almost 5 second delay between input on the app and output on the console. This issue was non-existent before the update. Please, guys, while UI updates are nice, as is the ability to remote play on your mobile device, please avoid releasing seemingly incomplete updates which remove much loved features and introduce worse ones. It seems as though the only thing this update achieved was actively making the user experience much worse and undermining the potential of such a useful and loved application. TLDR: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it...

- Most unreliable app i’ve had to deal with

This app has terrible reliability when connecting to the xbox and has so many issues that haven’t been fixed its not funny. Streaming videos fails half the time, tv guide information doesn’t show up. Even the tv and AV control doesnt work if the Xbox is in the TV App. Lastly, there is still no option to turn on the xbox only without turning on my AV and TV. Why is there not already an option to turn on the xbox only without turning on the TV? This is pointless if i have to turn the TV off after i remotely turn it on. This is typical Microsoft having the functionality but being too lazy/ to implement it in a meaningful way

- A disappointed customer

I really enjoyed using the app for messaging and checking achievements but since up to about a month ago the app is not usable at all. I ran into a problem with not being able to use nearly any features such as messaging ect. I looked on forums to try and fix it which only worked once and hasn’t worked since. I logged out of the app and can no longer log back into the app at all. Even have deleted the app multiple times to see if that fixed the problem but still doesn’t. All my the features work on other devices but this since the last month. Very disappointed

- The app is pretty good

I love the Xbox app it is so essential but I have a few issues no.1 being when I’m in a party chat through the app it attends to crash and it just gets annoying having to quit the app and relaunch it and start another party chat and no.2 being that I can’t change my profile picture it just keeps on saying try again later then I will and it will say the same thing.... but other than that the app is great and highly recommended it ✌🏾

- Microsoft Solitaire Collection IOS

Hi, I have had this game on both my laptops Windows 10 and my new iPad for 2 months, no problems. I also upgraded to premium on both devises, no problems. This week I can no longer play the game on my Ipad. When I open it up it tells me to connect to the internet which is always on. It then tells me to try on XBox which I downloaded but again it tells me I have no internet connection which I have checked and rechecked. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks David

- Update/ install/ Download progress

Great app but should have a feature where we can see how far along our downloads/ updates or installations are from completing. Would be handy instead of having to turn the console on and off just to get an idea on how far through it is. Also make it so we can pause or cancel updates etc. on our consoles whilst they are on instant on if that’s possible Other than that it’s a great app. And if you could do that I’d definitely come back and re rate it 5 stars.

- Used to be good now it’s broken

I used to always use this app for taking screenshots and downloading them but recently I’m not sure what happened it either takes ages to upload my captures, doesn’t show me when my captures are uploaded or shows me the captures but doesn’t let me download. I am aware that I do have some internet problems at my house but currently as I am writing this I the internet is working fine and the captures are still broken. Sometimes it even shows me captures that I deleted a while ago or just shows me the videos and not the screenshots.

- It’s awesome

I would like to be able to see my party, like whose in it, I’d like to be able to kick from the app as well I think that would be a nice feature to add, and also I’d like to be able to view the messages that get sent to the party but other then that I love being able to accept and decline people who are interested in my looking for post, messaging friends, and seeing my feed. It’s made it a lot easier to access my friends and messages while still playing

- Make the App Useful Again

So many pointless features, very little to help you use your Xbox. I’d love to see more interactive features in this app that actually complement the console a lot more. For example, I should have better control of movies and content. It’d be awesome if I could scroll through a list of titles (or even search) on my phone app, select what to watch, then have it play on the Xbox. While it’s playing, I should have the ability to view information about what I’m watching on the app, maybe even share what I’m watching with others. While something is playing, there needs to be contextual controls for media playback, not just the standard controller buttons. I need play, pause, rewind, skip etc. In games I’d love to see more functionality too, let me see menus or hud features, chat console, game stats or whatever. As the app is right now, it just doesn’t add much value.

- Good app but some store problems

The app is very useful. I particularly use the Store and the Gold page. Very useful to be able to check on the Games with Gold and if they were were purchased or obtained before. One issue is that the reported autorenewal date for my gold subscription displayed as the 16th of June but renews on the 2nd. This happened before and after the renewal. Unfortunately the store pages sometimes take a very long time to load and then are almost instantaneous at others.

- A major problem

I recently changed accounts and when I tried to log into my new account in Xbox live it was still on my old account even after I reloaded it! I feel like there should be a settings button in a top corner with the option to “switch account” then you sign in to your new account and yeah. You should really include this feature in your new update, I feel like if you do you won’t get as many problems popping up on live support.

- App not responding

The app is great when it works. I’ve been having a issue for the last week where it won’t load. If I un install it and re install it it works for five minuets or so then can’t load anything. I find it useful to message friends when playing game as it’s quicker and easier to open and reply to messages and to see who’s online on what games before I jump on. But lately it hasn’t been working and I don’t know why. Has anyone else come across this issue?

- A small problem... Please fix!

This app is amazing and easy to find everything you want, however, I have recently come across a problem. The app logged me out one day and when I tried getting back into it, it says that there was a problem and to try again later, I tried it later and it didn’t work, I tried reinstalling it and I tried adding my account again onto it, still nothing. Please fix this because I really need it! Thanks.

- Hi there are better things

Yep that’s what I was thinking about going down the big big thing to do this morning and then go home is it cool and then we are all about to eat then I just don’t eat and then eat and go eat dinner without a dog because they eat and they are not doing it for you and you eat it all day because they are not doing it for me and you know that I don’t know what to do it for you and you know what I want you to know I know you

- Annoyed

I’ve had to delete this app like 8 times now just to use it. It keeps telling me something went wrong, it will crash all of a sudden and when I get a message, the message will not load at all. After the message doesn’t load it will disable me from viewing anything and say something about my privacy’s settings will not let me. Every time I view my settings, they are fine and there isn’t anything wrong with them, especially to the point where I can’t message people or view anything. My phone is up to date and this app is good when it is working.

- Very well done, but need improvement

I find Xbox App to be very useful especially because my headphone jack on my Xbox controller is broken. However I have found that when an internet change occurs, the Xbox App stops working and stays on a white loading screen. This may only be on my current device which is an IPhone 6. It would be nice for this to be fixed. Despite this it is really easy to use and it has everything that you would need in an Xbox App.

- App keeps bugging out

I have previously used this app and it was great, everything worked very well. However recently I have started to use it again and every other day the app stops allowing me to use the party feature. It keeps telling me that it has to do with my privacy settings but I have checked them multiple times and there is no reason why the app should be working one day but not working the next. I have to keep deleting and redone loading the app to get it to work... is very frustrating. Until this is fixed, the review will stay at 2 stars.

- View games tab?

This app is almost perfect except for the fact that there isn’t a tab to view your games. In case you want to show your friends what you’ve got and compare the games together. Or just checking if you are missing a game from your collection. There probably already is one and I’m sounding pretty dumb right now so if there is maybe put it in the main bar at the top of the screen

- App’s decent, BUT

The app’s great, but recently (roughly three weeks ago), I lost the ability to be able to change my display pic for the app and Xbox system itself through the app. I can change it to an avatar, and change the avatar, but for no reason, I’ve lost the ability to actually choose an actual picture from my Camera Roll and set it as my profile picture. This has persisted throughout the last couple of updates and bug fixes.

- What happened to the gamer pic customisation?

The new update is very interesting and very useful but the option to customise our gamer pics is no longer there. Some of us may not like our gamer pic and would like to change it, not having an option to change it, is a bit irritating. If there is another update, I hope the option to customise our gamer pics will be there.

- Absolutely Terrible

Party chat constantly cuts out. I won't be able to hear them while they can hear me. Happens all the time. And now with the latest update, whenever someone joins the party or I even invite someone, I have to rejoin for my mic to actually work again. This has happened on all types of mics and headphones I've had and is an issue that has happened on multiple phones over multiple years. Now with the latest update, you can't change your name or profile pic. A billion dollar company can't even get their app working properly and take away features instead of adding them. Atrocious. Inexcusably bad.

- Don’t even download it

Unless you don’t have any sort of headset I wouldn’t download this app. It constantly has problems such as not being able to join parties, you can’t see your friends list, you can’t access invites from the app, it says you have unopened messages that you’ve already opened and the list goes on. I don’t know what Microsoft were thinking when they uploaded this to the App Store because I’d expect this quality out of something from 2003. In my opinion it needs to be removed from the App Store until it’s fixed or have a major update rather than them updating the Xbox home screen.

- Poor communication

The party feature is horrible, you have to create a party or hope your friends party is joinable if you want to talk via voice. Getting invited to parties takes forever to go through to your app and everytime I’m in a party it kicks me out or disconnects everyone and sometimes when someone joins the party it doesn’t show them and you can’t hear them, also when it does show it views them as “disconnected”. Just please give us a fast and reliable party feature and can you add all your friends parties in the party section like it makes sense to do that. Thank you for reading. Update. The worst app ever!!!

- The gametag

Okay so everything seems great and all but like, I have tried multiple times to change my gametag, doing what it says to do, but it keeps coming up with (can’t change it at this moment) not in those exact works though, why???? I want to change it. Oh and the first time I tried naming the gametag it didn’t let me change the name and I didn’t even basically submit the name before it forced me to use the name it had already given me. All I wanted was to play on the minecraft severs, with a good name.

- New app fail: In lead up to new console

What a total update disappointment. They wanted to make a fast streamlined version, but it’s still hanky and now it’s janky with little to nothing for you to do or use. What a total fail. In lead up to the new console you would have thought that the Xbox would have thought this through but if anything this app is absolutely hollow. - looking for groups completely gone - clubs completely gone - all your friends activity feeds - gone - no way to manage multiple consoles -captures are laggy and it takes days for it to show new uploads. This app update in lead up to new consoles is half baked and now there’s no way to use any of those features that I used all the time. This plus the ditching of mixer has nailed the coffin for me. If they aren’t willing to use their own stats to show most used features of the old app, or follow through with their investments in the gaming communities- I’m out and done. What a total disappointment

- Broken or Missing Features

Alright, I know everyone has said it, but add messaging again. It doesn’t work anymore and it gets annoying when you have to turn on the Xbox just to say something really quick. Also, since I have been moderating a few of my friends groups, along with mine, when I try to set ‘games we like to play’, it just straight up crashes, saving everything but the games I chose. Please fix this, because my friends are lazy and count on me for moderating and stuff.

- App Is unusable - keeps crashing

The app once upon a time was perfect, but now for some reason I can only use the app for about 30 seconds before it crashes. Every time. I don’t know what is causing this problem, I am using an iPhone X and I have the latest update for the app and my phone. I even tried deleting and reinstalling the app but it did not fix the problem which makes me believe that there is an issue with the app itself. Devs, please get back to me and let me know what is happening as I cannot find any sort of support for the Xbox Phone app.

- Yikes

This app should be good, but falls short continuously. For about two days now I haven’t been able to log in to it due to some mysterious error. Previously, when I have been logged in, it’s had issues syncing messages from my console to the app; it’s crashed mid-conversation and then not allowed me to continue “because my privacy settings won’t allow it”? As if I’d made a sudden change? There are many unexplainable things that make trying to use this app in conjunction with my online gaming a nightmare. Please, for the love of god, fix it. It’s been months.

- This app is fanstastic

Xbox one smart glass is very useful to check up on with iPhone or iPad and purchase games over it you. Can see a message to friend like going on skype on xboxone talk to friend and up date on xbox is getting better track up you games you can turn on Xbox one via the App very useful went on you look smart glass look went your. Down load games 🎮and 💨fantasic app to users

- Wake up! We need a bug fix!

So this good and overall and i mainly use this for voice chat with my friends. I don’t have a mic for my xbox one so i use my ipad mic. To save battery when i am in voice chats i turn my ipad off but now it makes me leave the voice chat and close the app and say “Something went wrong, Please try again later”. So i try a gain later and it happens again and again. You need to fix this! I am over it! I am not buying a whole new mic for my xbox if i can use my ipad so FIX THIS RIGHT AWAY!

- Help me pls!

Hi, I love this app cause I can control my Minecarft Account but there’s been a problem, I deleted the app for more space and I’ve got it back after getting Minecarft backs and that stuff but it won’t let me sign in, there’s a problem with my account it saids but I’ve been signed in on my Minecarft the entire time, it’s a different account it’s trying to sign me into because it’s my old account that’s no longer available it’s trying to sign me into and it’s not letting change the account over! Please help me!

- Its ok

This app is great for communicating with all off your friends and you are able to get all of your messages through, but recently this app crashed and now its saying all of my friends are offline when they aren’t. I also have this app downloaded on another device and i cannot report the bug for some reason. You also can’t change your gamertag after you have changed it before, but otherwise this app is good for messaging and broadcasting your games.

- Fairly decent app, 1 major issue

The app is very useful for messaging when on the go and ect but you aren’t able to accept party invites, so the party must either be joinable or you have to invite everyone if for some reason you can’t join, which is another issue. This can be a rather annoying bug as having to invite everyone to a party with the same people just so you can join is irritating.

- Kinda Broken

So when I am writing this review there is a bug that I can not change my profile picture to a custom one. It says something like “Sorry, we can’t upload the picture at the moment. Try again in a little while.” And it’s been saying that for 2 whole days now and I tried it out on my phone ( because I was already doing it on my iPad) and it said the exact same thing. So please if you see this please fix the bug, that will be grate thanks.

- Needs a fix

The app itself is pretty good but, when I’m in a party it shows that the other party member is talking but no sound is coming out. At first I thought it was my phone or it was hit person on the other end but after doing some testing I found out that it’s only doing it with this app. Some sort of update to fix this problem is very much needed. He cuts out almost every second word...

- A Deserving 1 Star

Microsoft, you need to fix cyber bullies on Xbox Live. There is one scammer, whom I messaged telling them to stop and they reported me, resulting in a 1 day communications ban. The next day, for the same reason, I was banned for a week. This needs to be stopped and the scammer, pbxz, needs to be banned. I now cannot speak with my friends for a week, because I tried to make the Xbox community a better place.

- Great but needs an update!

Really need to be able to download your own clips onto your phone without having to go through dodgy websites that leave you with viruses, you can do it with captures but not game clips which is annoying. Other than this... great app and highly recommend it to gamers who like to be highly involved with there games. Thanks Xbox !!

- Update bug

It’s a great app but the new update is bugged at least for me. Every time I go into party it says I need to update it but when I go to update it, it says there is no update and now I can’t talk to my friends because of this bug, please try to fix this, even though you guys might not have the power to, and thank you if you can.

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- Great App

Love the user friendly interface, always room for improvement

- The New Update

The Update Is Generally Ok But There’s Way Less Features Then The Old One. For instance; You Can’t Change your profile Pic, can’t see achievements, can’t customize your account which is the main reason people use the app. Microsoft plz update it with those features please.

- New feature Idea not really a review

I feel like there should be a feature that lets you view what percentage your game that’s downloading is at on the app and notifies your phone when your game is done downloading

- Just a review bro

5 stars coz I am lazy

- T

We can’t change are gamer pic anymore in the apps

- Go back to old update

This app was amazing 5 stars before but this new update is terrible you can’t check your achievements, can’t redeem codes anymore, countless of other things, don’t fix what ain’t broken!

- App keeps crashing

It won’t let me sign in and when I do it crashes the app

- Problem

The new way to choose a profile picture by using pictures of your phone is WAY MORE HARD. The previous version was much better and way more easier!

- Gaymer Pic

Xbox is that gay now you can’t change your gamer picture

- Stupid

What idiot in your development team thought removing the remote feature and the ability to change the pfp was a good idea? Give me a name so I can tell them personally how stupid that was.

- Horrible

This app is just awful. It crashes way too much, when you join a party it will not works for about 1 minute then it crashes, and on top of all that, there are these painfully slow transitions between the horribly designed interface

- Boff

Le système de messagerie fonctionne tres mal

- Crashing

It won’t let me sign in anymore I go to put in the info and the app crashes

- Bug need fixing!!

Hi I use this app a lot and recently from the last two updates. The app well not allow me to upload my own gamer pic anymore. I keep getting a error message saying try again later. Keeps saying that every time I re-try over and over. Could you look into this please! Thanks! :) I use iPhone 11 if that helps for software.

- Worst update revert!

Remove option to add custom profile pictures through your phone gallery, a slower download process in video formats and not being able to see and manage game clips in the xbox one itself. whoever made these changes needs a demotion

- New update sucks

The new update is cancer where can I change my gamer pic ? Also where is achievements the list goes on you fixed something that didn’t need fixing

- Poor party chat

It keeps cutting out

- Please

Please take down the maintenance and let us change our gamerpics again, ITS BEEN FOUR MONTHS!!

- Update killed it

Literally can’t even open app

- You get one star for being annoying

The app is great. I use it all the time. But I hate being asked all the time if I want to rate it. So you get one star.

- Hot garbage

Can’t even sign in with out it telling me to put in my password every time and I know I’m putting the right info in and when it does let me in it’s laggy as hell

- The update sucks

The main point I use this app is because I can change my profile picture but since the new update I can’t do half the stuff I could on the old version

- Useless app

The absolute brain rot at Microsoft has taken ahold of whoever decided to recently remove any and all useful features from this app, it’s hard to figure out where to even begin. First of all, most of the reason people download this app is to message Xbox friends quickly while away from your console, and now the response time of receiving messages is so bad that you have to close the app to refresh it every single time you receive a new message in order to see it. Second biggest reason people download this app is to change their profile picture to a custom image they have saved, well don’t worry about that because they’ve completely removed that feature now! Enjoy your default profile pictures folks! The third biggest is that you could send images via message chat. Gone. They removed it. Can’t send memes on Xbox chat anymore. Looking at your profile has been completely gutted. The only thing you can edit is your bio and location, you can no longer look at your achievements or your progress on games, or compare them with other friends. You cannot even message people on this app that you don’t already have a ongoing chat with. There is only one reason to download this app now and it’s because you can appear offline via the app. Everything else has been a downgrade from what the app was previously, it’s even uglier now (but that’s subjective) in terms of functionality I don’t even know how this heap of garbage update was green lit. What a joke.

- bring back pfps

the only reason a lot of us even have the app downloaded is for custom profile pics and you guys took them away. oof

- Update

The new update is terrible! It’s so complicated to change a profile picture now! It’s not even possible from the app anymore!!! Change this please

- Update is trash.

This new update is trash. Like fire the designer. Can’t even change a profile pic on the app.

- Was good

It really was a good app but the new update removed multiple features including making custom profile pictures and editing your account which was the main reason most people got the app including me


This app is really useful and i love it! But this new update is really not good, why did you remove the option to change profile pictures? It was so much easier to do it from the app not the xbox. Please return the option it’s much more difficult to find pictures you wanna use because they have to be a certain size

- Trash

Why would you take away the feature to add pictures to messages? Why would you remove the ability to change your gamer picture? Why would you remove the ability to search for posts for games? The last update you did totally ruined your app. You just went from a 5🌟 to a who cares about this app! It’s total garbage now Fix what you removed in the last update. 😡

- I don’t like the new update

I don’t like the new update because it wasn’t needed and I can’t change my profile picture anymore Also it’s too complicated to use

- Pics

New update is garbage!!! you can’t check your achievements on the app and you can’t send pics from your phone. Reverse the update NOW!!

- Horrible

You can’t even Change your gamer picture!

- Less features

Cannot compare yourself with others. Canot see your on achievements. Can’t see how long you’ve been playing video games or kills any more. Please bring these features back

- Okay app.

It’s an okay app but I hate that they removed the option to change your gamerpic

- Horrible Update!

It always says “error, try again later”.. even when my internet is perfect! The new layout is terrible and I’m sure the majority agrees with me. I don’t wanna use this app anymore when its THIS crappy! Disappointed. 🙄

- Great But Missing Something..

I love the new redesign of the app but I can’t help but notice the Xbox Store has been taken out of the app (unless I am just missing it). Loved having the store built in to add Gold games and more. I know you can search for certain games but it does not show price or anything. I hope that the store finds its way back to the app.

- Xbox app

I believe that Microsoft Xbox app is going backwards instead of forwards! Why you may ask? Well, for one, the Xbox app for iPhone used to be able to change our gamer pic when ever we would like and now we can no longer do this on the Xbox app for iPhone, which I believe is a joke! Please put this option back in the app as I no longer have any use for the Xbox app for iPhone until this option is put back in the Xbox app for iPhone, and even for the Xbox consul, they used to have a small screen thing where we’d be able to see our game we were playing and still be able to do things on the Xbox dashboard, it was part of the day one Xbox experience and that as well got take away from us! Microsoft is ruining everything that was ever good and ruining all good experiences I have ever loved about the Xbox dashboard and Xbox app for iPhone! Please read my complaints and take note, I am a paying Xbox member for over 12 years now and would like to see these 2 simple options put back or I will be converting to PlayStation when the new PlayStation 5 drops into stores! It’s up to you now Microsoft on wether or not you’d like to keep a good paying customer on your side of things! Please do right by your customers!

- New Update

This new update is trash. Why is the button to change profile picture removed? For what reason was it removed!?

- Trash

Can’t change my gamer pic anymore. Only reason I got this stupid app.

- bruh

whats the point in the app if i cant change my pfp to anime waifus i hate the new update mega sad bruhs

- Why

Bring back gamer pic uploads. Why would you even take that away. I bet that’s the reason why half the people even used the app.

- Why the new update sucks

Lemme change my damn Xbox profile pic, I don’t wanna use 1080x1080 because none of the good images are acc 1080x1080, I’m literally gonna pray that you bring it back

- Bring back the profile editing pls!!

Love the update HOWEVER the ability to change my profile picture/bio is gone ... please put it back. Everytime you guys finally fix something it feels like 12 other things go wrong. Very unhappy with this service lately.

- Downfall

This update is a downfall, can’t change my profile pics smh

- New Update Trash

Bring back being able to change your gamer pic and redeem codes through the app

- New update is terrible, in a very bad way

I never make review, but this one needed it for sure. The last update couldn’t be worse. The new UI is ugly and things are harder to find and you removed features from the app.

- Quite possibly the worst update to any app ever

What the heck did you guys do?!!! You can’t check achievements anymore, you can’t get notified when you pop an achievement, you can’t MESSAGE people anymore UNLESS they are your friend beforehand, you can’t upload custom gamer pics anymore! What happened!!!! This is a HUGE step back! PLEASE ROLL BACK TO A PREVIOUS UPDATE AND TRY AGAIN.

- New update sucks

I will say the new update has completely wreaked my profile, I can’t look at achievements on my phone, messages are constantly hidden for some reason, and screenshots and screen records are not even organized. Whatever you did with the he update has wreaked what I use the app for cause I can’t even read messages or view screen captures from friends. -100/ 10

- Achievements where art thou?

Prior to the newest update, i would have given it 5 stars, but the update ruined the whole app

- New update is just BAD.

In short, this new update makes this app almost useless now. It removes almost all the features it had before. No achievements viewing, no Store browsing etc... All it add is the remote play, a feature that 5% of users will actually use. Very, very disappointing on Microsoft end.

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- Awesome app but 2 problems

I can’t change my gamerpic and it has shown this EVERY SINGLE DAY I try to do this and it’s so annoying. Ik that even with Covid-19 going around, my internet has been pretty good but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t get to change the smallest things. Please fix this bug when you get the chance. I also didn’t write this review to explain my problems. Xbox app is so awesome. I love how Microsoft made it because it is so helpful to me and all of my family that has it. And just one more thing before I finish this, there is this weird glitch that made it so when I go to one of my friends profiles to look at how many friends they have or something like that and it blackouts my friends list and it takes like 30 seconds to fix. Pls fix this glitch. Thx for your time Microsoft.

- App crashes whenever I sign into account

So I’ve been using this app for awhile but over the past couple weeks whenever I went to send a message to someone it says this feature can’t be accessed because my privacy settings prevent this from happening so I couldn’t find anything to change in my privacy settings so I tried to delete the app and sign back in and low and behold it worked. So for about a day everything was working normal but then the other day it signed me out for no reason and now whenever I try to sign back in the app crashes. Here’s the catch. I have another Xbox account that I can sign into totally fine and it works fine, but my main Xbox account whenever I try to sign in it doesn’t work. I would really appreciate it if this could be looked at it. It is very annoying. But all in all when working properly the app is great

- Sometimes it works, sometimes it dosent

Okay. So I didn’t want to bring my Xbox for my trip to big bear (60 miles away from where I live) and I discovered this. It was great. After a few tests, perfect. I arrive and I go play some games with my friends. The video quality looks like it was streamed on a 52k modem. Everything is pixelated and it didn’t work. There is around a 1/3 second delay from moving the joystick and seeing an action. Which is fine for most games, but for games like call of duty, just forget it. I mean sure, it’s a cool idea, but I wish there was a quality setting for people with slower connections, which would be better with cellular connections and over slower WiFi. Then it looks great, then bad again, then? Yep you guessed it! Better again. Honestly its like playing roulette, you don’t know when it’s good, and when it’s not. If you don’t have NASA grade internet at your home and where you’ll be, I highly advise you to not do this and not make the same mistake I did.

- VERY Excited To Play Xbox Games Away From Home

So the PlayStation 4 has a specific app called “Ps Remote Play” and its allowed me to play my PlayStation on my iPad paired with a Dual Shock 4 controller (pairs with this app now as well) and it works like a dream while I work my all night shifts (boss is totally chill with it it’s the best) but I was always wondering why Xbox never had that ability because I’ve been using the PS app for a whole year until they updated this app with that ability so now my iPad is my mobile music production studio my Xbox AMD my PlayStation at the same time. I’m only giving it 4 stars because I experience this really weird static/buzzing sound with the audio and more than occasionally the video quality looks like it took 5 tabs of acid and they all hit at once out of nowhere other than that this app is perfect for what I always wanted it to do! Good job Microsoft 👍🏼

- Remote feature

App works great for screen shots and game captures, to see other Feeds. I mostly use the app for its Xbox remote feature, where it mimics a Xbox controller. The Remote feature is good, I use it a lot for when I’m watching movies, Netflix, tv, etc. However, I’m on an iPhone XS, and the pause and scroll buttons are at the bottom the screen near the home bar. On iPhone XS there is no home button, so there’s a bar at the bottom of the screen that you drag up to go home. The pause and scroll buttons are right where that bar is, and I can never use them. Instead I have to tap the A button, and swipe screen by screen in 30sec increments until I get to a scene I’m trying to see in a movie. It would be nice if the pause and scroll buttons were slightly higher away from the edges of screens so they don’t interfere with a slide home feature like on iPhone XS.

- Nearly a perfect app!

I’ve read many reviews about people having bug/glitch issues, and I can say I’ve never, even since before Xbox One came out, had issues running this app on my iPhone 6. The only thing I would make an adjustment to, is purchasing Xbox 360 backward compatible games. For those that don’t know, we can’t do it through the app. I love to constantly look through Games with Gold (when I’m away from my Xbox, such as at work) every week and on the reset days (1st and 16th of every month) to see what’s free/discounted, and I just wish that I could buy and start downloads for the Xbox 360 games without always needing to go to Xbox’s website. Besides that, again I love this app and I’ve been using it for about 4 years now. Keep up the good work Microsoft!

- Terrible

For the most part it works okay. For the captures, adding friends, looking at profiles, it’s great. However when you get to the party aspect of it it is hot garbage. I have to use my phone to join parties because I don’t have a headset or non Apple Headphones right now and it’s terrible. I can’t hear half the conversation, it takes forever for it to even connect to my phone, my mic will randomly stop working, when new people join the party half the time it says they’re disconnected when they’re not and you can’t hear them when it’s like that. I have to leave and join back several times while playing and it’s very annoying. The icing on the cake was the fact that while I was trying to join earlier it said I needed to update the app to use parties but my app doesn’t need updating. I reset my phone and everything and it was still saying that. Fix your app please for the love of god Xbox. I would really like to be able to enjoy talking to my friends.

- Way smoother, but missing a key component

I really enjoy the new layout of this app. It brings mostly all of the important information up front. It makes everything concise yet shows you everything that you need to know. Most importantly to me, the app is way smoother. The app responds to gestures really fast and videos do not pause or lag. This made me very content. I feel the app is missing two key features, including viewing your achievements and a main feed on friend’s captures. You can access your friend’s captures, but it does not feel very streamlined. You have to go to your friend’s profiles individually and find their captures. I wish their were a page to view all of your friends captures, collectively. Overall, the app is a great improvement. I am happy with the update and hope that extra content can be provided in the future.

- Really confused

I was excited to try this out, but now I am baffled. I frequently use the Xbox console companion app on my laptop to stream from my console and I expected this app would do the same on my phone. Instead, all the console feature seems to do is let me use my phone as a controller, which is pretty clumsy and fairly useless. What has me confused the most are screenshots depicting a phone connected to a controller and with the home screen in view like it is streaming. Could it be that I need this device to enable streaming? Not sure, but it wouldn’t make sense anyway. Controllers can already connect to an iPhone via Bluetooth. That said, just like the PC version of the app, the requirement to be on the same network as the console is a severe limitation. I’ve already worked around this by setting up my own VPN so I can play on the go with my laptop, but that shouldn’t be a necessary requirement. Regardless, this version of it on iPhone seems not to deliver on its promises.

- The new update absolutely made this app completely useless

The xbox app before the update was extremely well polished and was very convenient, but now you can’t do anything! The only reason I used the app was for the small and tedious stuff, especially because it made the small stuff easy to do without having to start up an entire console just to see my achievements or say my clubs and social. This app was fine until this update. Nothing can describe how small brain of a move this was. Let me just listed a bunch of amazing things you could do then easily from this app that you cannot do anymore thanks to this wonderful update. -Check Achievements -Compare Achievements and stats to friends -Easily access friends’ and clubs’ posts -Customize account easily -Be able to use clubs I could go on to small ones but these are major ones. At first glance you might look at this and go oh thats not bad only five things? When in reality these are core mechanics that make the app useful and not a pile of mush like most other mobile apps. “But like hey you can download games from your phone now oh so cool OoOoOh.” Like lets be honest if your downloading a giant game your not using your phone your starting up that console but oh, if you want to see achievements or clubs you gotta go onto the console just to see them? Now that just sounds stupid doesn’t it. Well thanks Microsoft for ruining your own app you guys really did pull a small brain here.

- It’s ok..

So I recently downloaded this to see what you can do and it was nice at first. I was pretty excited when I first opened this up. I looked around, used my phone as a remote and etc. I had trouble logging on my account because I have a pass key. Likewise, I have no clue what I’m doing when I’m trying to type the RT, LT, etc. buttons. It was very cool but then I tried to see if you can play games or something, I totally lost interest. I just don’t get how this really works. You can’t play games with your phone, many of the controller buttons are missing making account access hard and other issues. Totally wastes the term “Xbox in the go.” Like what are you supposed to even use it for? Just media I guess. Also when my Xbox is connected, it doesn’t let me even push the play button on a game. Wow, this app is kinda bland. But overall it’s ok.

- Parties too buggy

So the party system via the xbox app has always had some problems. Myself as well aa my friends who use it would be fine at first and then after a few minutes would disconnect and have to leave the party and join back in order to reconnect. After the update the app looks very clean, but the party function has gotten even worse. Disconnects are constant and much less obvious. Sometimes it’ll be fine but now for long, because you would lose audio or the mic won’t work or both. It won’t say you disconnected, you just will lose and gain functions throughout the entire time you’re in a party. We’ve spent more time trying to get the party chat to act right than actually talking and playing and party chat is one of the main uses I have for the app. Everything else is fine but this needs to be fixed, been going on for too long and I hoped the update fixed it but instead it was made worse.

- Looks cool, messaging is insanely buggy

I'll keep it simple. Message notifications don't automatically clear from my notification center after opening a message. Messages send twice or more for no reason. Refreshing a chat has no visible animation or indicator other than a haptic feedback. Pressing the back button in chats will take me back to the same chat, guessing another "instance" of when I opened the chat. Often takes several taps of the back button in a chat to get back to my messages inbox. Often times I get an error that messages aren't loading upon opening a chat. Other than messaging, offline mode has to be manually toggled off then back on again in order to engage after opening a clean startup of the app. We can no longer edit or even view our Xbox profiles. Cannot upload a custom profile picture, cannot even see or change bio. Aesthetically a very cool redesign but took too many steps backwards.

- Horrible performance

Terrible app. If you’re using your phone as a mic with this app, prepare to be extremely annoyed and frustrated constantly. When in an Xbox Live party, I cannot go a full day without the app crashing at least 5 different times. Doesn’t matter if you’re not using any other apps and all other apps are closed, it will still crash. If you want to rejoin the party, you’ll need to fully quit the app and restarted it... several times. Sometimes i will have to close the app and restart it 4 times or more just for it to let me rejoin the party I was in before it crashed. The app doesn’t sync your party to the Xbox, so on the Xbox menu it says you’re not in a party. This is frustrating when you accidentally invite someone to a party instead of a game on the console, because it will make you leave the party on the app and place you in a party by yourself on the console. You’d think with the billions of dollars Microsoft has they’d be able to design an app that’s at least mediocre

- Issue?

I love the Xbox app and had no issues so far, but nowadays it seems as if when I log out and log into my other account everything gets messed up. Whether it's me getting messages from one account when I'm on the other, or it refuses to fully log into the account forcing me to close the app and re-log in. Another thing is that no matter if I'm on wifi or on my data, it can't show any of the sections: friends, clubs, etc. Even when I refresh it a bunch of times, close the app or login back in. It will just say "try again later", so I'm not sure if it's just on my end or what. But it's been getting really annoying seeing that. Other than than great app but it would be better if I knew why these issues keep happening.

- Necessary, useful, and important app

Microsoft’s Xbox “Smartglass” app for the Xbox One is an incredible addition to any Xbox owner’s media management collection. The app can be used to control most functions on the Xbox, similar to the Apple remote app for the Apple TV. The app also displays information about specific content while it’s playing, as well as social information regarding your Friends’ online statuses. While this app is a useful and convenient tool for managing and running apps on your console, the user interface, while clean, runs slowly. The menu transition animations feel weighted, and seem to hold quick and learned app maneuvers back. I wish that the developers would either quicken the transition animations back-and-forth, or add a toggle to remove the feature all together. Besides that, the app is great and should be an addition to any Xbox One owner.

- Very dissatisfied.

At first everything seemed fine with the app, until it kept denying my email when I tried to sign in. I was using the same email address I used with every other device. I triple-checked to see if it was the right one, and it was. Yet the app still would not take my email. In fact, I even made a new email to see if it would let me in. And even after that, it still wouldn’t work. I was looking forward to using this app. Perhaps a bug? Glitch? This really frustrates me. I made sure that I was using the correct email, and yet it would still not verify my email. Very dissatisfied with this app. Not to mention that one of the largest gaming companies worldwide created it. I was expecting a smooth flawless app that I could use to manage my Xbox account. And it wouldn’t even let me sign in. I know I’m not the only one having this issue. I bet others are as frustrated as me. Microsoft, please fix this error. Or at least respond to my review for instructions. Thank you for your time.

- Some issues, but good app otherwise

(This is more specific to the Xbox store part of the app) So it has to be the app because I have a really good wifi connection at my house, and I just recently got a new phone (iPhone 6 to iPhone 11) and at first thought it was my phone just being old. But when I upgraded my phone, nothing changed and when I go to the Xbox game store, all the prices, description, reviews, and more about the game. Sometimes this occurs with loading up the friends page and parties page. But other than these little bugs it’s a great app if your gonna use it for looking at your friends achievements, clips, messaging, and parties then this app is great. If you plan to look at apps and games, then don’t bother to get this. I hope this review was helpful, and I hope the devs take note to improve their app.

- Privacy issue

*update* Changed from 1 star to 4 stars because it appears you can no longer see that people are in a party when they are appearing offline. Yay! The only other bug I notice is that when someone adds me as a friend the notification stays up on my activity alerts tab for several days instead of going away when I click on it. Not a big deal tho. Thanks for the update! No complaints until a recent update which made it possible for people to see that I’m online and who I’m in party chat with even though I always appear offline. It completely defeats the purpose of appearing offline and brings up a privacy issue for me. I appear offline for a reason and absolutely hate that they made it possible for others to see when I’m online through the app and who I’m in a party with.

- Used to be great

A lot of people have already said how bad this new change to the app is but I would like to give my own take on the issue. First, my biggest problem is with the parties. Every single time I start or join a party through the app after about 1 minute my mic just stops working. I don’t know if this is because of the headphones I use or my internet but it always seems to happen. I usually have to leave the room party then reconnect to get it to work, and even then it’s only a temporary fix. My second biggest issue is all of the things they took away. The main reason why I downloaded this app was to change my profile pic and view my achievements. But for some reason Microsoft took these things away. In all honestly these changes just make the app pointless, not to mention the horrible loading times. I hope that Microsoft either fixes these issues or changes is back to how it was before.

- I can’t change my profile picture any more!!!

I really want to make my profile picture something new and with the new update it’s very unclear how to. I’m aware that you are able to change it to the ones Xbox provides for you, but I would love to make it a custom one since I don’t like any of the Xbox ones and the one I have now. If there is a way, it is very unclear, and that should be fixed. If there isn’t a way, I believe there should be a way to. It was a great feature to the Xbox app, and this update took it away which is a little disappointing. I would love for it to be brought back ASAP, because I’m sure there are many many more people who are just as upset as I am with this new update. Sure, the new way it looks is very nice, but not being able to change my profile picture REALLY upsets me. If this could be changed that would be wonderful.

- Messaging errors

I would’ve gave the app a 5*, but it kept sending me notifications of my old messages with friends. It kept blowing up my phone and the messages won’t even show up. I have to keep refreshing all the time. I noticed the app be deleting all the old messages which is alright, I guess, but I didn’t want it to be deleted. Though, that’s really just not the problem. It doesn’t update on what people are playing on. Saying that they’re offline even though they are online. Those are just my 3 problems with the app. Hopefully it gets fixed because I’m really tired of the app spamming me old messages. I did delete the app and reinstalled it, but the same thing kept happing. Anyways, hopefully anyone reads this if they’re having the same problem. I use IOS if anyone is wondering. Thank you.

- Useful. Also to the Developers...

I’ve greatly enjoyed this app it’s useful and makes things simple. The new party feature was ingenious seriously love it. However, as an Xbox connoisseur and a diehard gamer their is something I feel would really make this app a must have for all Xbox gamers. Of course I’m talking about a download percentage tracker. Everyone who plays current gen games knows how big a digital game is, so most of us do something while it downloads. It’s would be great if we could be doing something or go somewhere and simply need to open the app and check the download percentage. That way you could start playing your new game the second it’s done downloading. Anyway that’s something to think about but for now the app is great keep up the good work Devs.

- I have some concerns

Alrighty, the app as far as I’ve used it has been a life saver at times. I love using its party system through the app due to me not having a headset. Here is where the problems come into play though. Some of the features where it picks up on people’s microphones: is broken. Occasionally it will or won’t pick up at all and recently hasn’t been working if inviting someone to a party. What else do I love about this app? Simple, being able to upload custom gamer pics from your phone, making it easy to customize any time you wish. What I don’t understand however, is how that feature was taken away from the app, and now makes it nearly impossible to change the gamer pic into whatever you want to. I see this as a step in the wrong direction with removing features. If anyone has any other of the same issues, I would like to know.


This app used to work smoothly, but now, as of late, the app itself, as well as every page within it takes an unreasonably long time to load. I’m so frustrated that I’ve even recorded the load duration, and it’s average comes out around 2 minutes. That may not seem like much, but when you sit there and watch that little circle go round and round for 160 seconds when it should only take a few, it starts to wear on your patience. On top of all that waiting, any time a page actually manages to load up, it’s no good. When I look for clubs through certain games the app kicks me out. If I search for a profile or attempt to glance at my activity, it kicks me out. I have the iPhone 7 with 50GB of storage, of which I’m only using 29 gigs. Whenever I go into the Xbox app I make sure to clear any cache I have on my device, and clear any other cookies and or tabs I might have open, so this app should NOT be timing out, nor should it take a century and a half to load. I chose to rate this Xbox app one star in the hopes of gaining the developers attention. I grew up on PlayStation, but turned to Xbox in my teens and have been a loyal customer ever since, but too often are Xbox consumers’ questions, comments, and concerns ignored by the company. Please, take some time to look into the app. Investigate and do your best to resolve these issues. Thank you for reading my review, I genuinely appreciate your consideration.

- App is fine but could be fixed I bit

So the Xbox app has a lot to offer but sometimes when you try to send messages the screen for message doesn’t work also it is annoying that you have to turn off you ringer or turn on do not disturb every time you play on the Xbox because say someone send a message or a party invite the both the Xbox and your phone make a noise and if you have someone like you work calling you when you are playing with you ringer off or do not disturb on then you do not get the call but I would say that if they added more power to the Xbox remote then this app would be basically perfect for anyone wanting another way of checking up on what is new with the Xbox and your friends on the Xbox also someone please fix the messages problem a soon as possible thanks

- Good

So what happened was I was playing with the app to join my friends party. I exited the app for a bit and when I opened the app, it showed that everything wasn’t able to connect. It said all my friends were offline and couldn’t show any party details. So I tried reloading it a couple times and even powered off my phone just to see if it would work but it didn’t. So I deleted the app and re-downloaded it. Then I had a whole new problem. Once I finished logging in it showed the loading spinner. I waited 5 minutes and closed the tab to restart it. I tried again and it still didn’t work. The same problem is happening to my friend. Maybe it could be from the rain. But if you have any suggestions or recommendations or any solutions or the source of the problem I would greatly appreciate it.

- Lol you axed achievements?

Why? Literally the only reason why I used the app—so I can check achievements in the fly. Now I can’t. Surely Microsoft would have collected usage data with the previous app and determined that the achievements functionality was something of a primary use for the Xbox app...oh wait maybe not. Maybe working from home isn’t a productive model after with the Microsoft team that worked on this app, considering this is the full release of a Microsoft application, effectively synonymous with the release of the new disappointing I think it’s also important to note that letting us know “What’s new” isn’t a very good distraction from all the features that were taken away, the features we grew accustomed to using, and the features that gave us a reason to open the Xbox app in the first place. My opinion- bring back the old app. Host this one with a separate name, maybe slap a (Beta) flag on there to let us know how incomplete it is. Don’t advertise this as a fully functional application. It’s just flat out disrespectful to the customers, and worse it’s creating a bottleneck in a system where we used to seamlessly and successfully interact with our Xbox profiles and social elements, but now are now left to our own devices. Let me know when this is fixed. And let me know if you all need any help. I’d be glad to offer more tips. I’m genuinely concerned and disappointed, and I hope y’all are okay.

- Lots of bugs and missing basic features

Viewing video captures is super slow and sharing them is very buggy. Sharing works correctly maybe 25% of the time, all other times the app throws up an error. Wish I could trim video clips in the app. The Recent Players search doesn't work at all, so when I meet people I have a hard time finding them to send a friend request. Even if I know their gamertag, the Recent Players search can't find them! Unacceptable. The store in the app is terrible: hard to find what you want and harder to buy it. Don't you want my money, Microsoft? Microsoft: PLEASE fix this app. Please make it do the normal, standard things players want to do. I don't care about "Trending" in my feed, until you fix the social functionality of the app this app is NOT a social network so stop pretending it is. I don't care about a "Welcome" tab because I've been with you for 12 years. Let me find new friends! Let me share my proudest moments and edit them! Let me BUY THINGS FROM YOU. Please.

- Awesome how can you do it?

First of all the Xbox Console is the best to use of it but then you get BETTER features to go with on your phone. You can change your avatar, color, gamer pic, name, bio, location and motto. You can even text your friends if your on a drive or a different area when your not using your Xbox, to watch broadcasts tell your friends start one! You may follow, donate and chat in a nice way example giving sparks or saying nice things and in the home area for the app you will see daily/recent pictures your friends took earlier as in new things! Why is the app so great? I'm not even sure myself, Xbox/Microsoft is just great! But the controller is a little not as good the PS4 control the RT/R2 LT/L2 RB/R1 LB/L1 PS4's button of those are smoother so to me the controls a bit better.

- Bugs: the app

Amazingly, the app has bugs that have persisted through several updates. The friends list won’t load, going to profile settings tells you access is restricted and good luck getting anything to load. If this app were advertised as a giant bug, it’d get a full five stars, outstanding realism of bugs. Despite all that, it has some good features especially party chat and messaging. You can even buy canes and push the download to your Xbox when it decides to load. While that’s good, what good is it really when it doesn’t work? Sometimes I can only get it to work but signing out and signing back in. Yeah I can’t find the sign out sometimes, I think it’s in profile settings. Jokes on me I guess since I can’t access profile setting because I don’t have permissions to my account. Fix all that, I’ll change my review back to five stars guaranteed.

- Very bad login glitch

I’ve used this app for years now, almost ever since it came out. I used it for a mic since I didn’t have one at the time but that’s besides the point. The point is at one point I changed my Microsoft account password and got on the app only to be met with a login screen asking for my password, I try logging in and once I hit enter it loads a little and asks me for it again, repeat the process and same thing happens, no matter how many times I enter it it’ll just send me right back to the password. If I restart the app and retry same thing happens, hard restart my phone and same thing happens, wait a day try again and the same thing happens, I try canceling the login and it just sends me right back to the password screen anyway, it has locked the app into a perpetual state of asking for my password effectively making the app more of a detriment than a tool and from what I hear it’s now a buggy mess so I guess I was one of the lucky ones.

- No Gamerpic Customization

Although others are addressing this, I want to give more awareness to this as well. Ever since the new Xbox App update, completely revamping the app, I can’t help but notice and am annoyed by the fact that the profile customization (gamerpic, sending photos in chats, etc.) is nowhere to be seen on the app. The app loads slower compared to the older version, which is strange, and the screen always warps itself whenever the device is rotated, forcing me to close the app and restart it. My main concern, however, is on the fact that you aren’t able to customize your profile picture/gamerpic anymore. I’ve tried looking over for a solution, and I found nothing. It feels as if the freedom of speech and expression has been taken away, because other than this, there’s not really any other way to express yourself. Despite no answer so far, I really hope that this issue can be resolved sooner than later, so I can change my gamer picture.

- The best system out there

Xbox has the best games. Very smooth Online game play. You can’t compare the other console to Xbox, why you ask, The social community is the best, link up with online friends to play multiple player or play duels on campaign mode. Even if you rather play solo, the graphics are amazing, and there are so many different game to choose from, even the throwbacks from XBOX 360. I really like meeting new friends with common interest in gaming. You won’t find another game console that has such easy way to manage your accounts, or settings, personalize your Xbox main screens to fit what you like, and how you want to play. XBOX success is that they listen to there customers, and not just give customers what they thing they want.

- For the most part great, missing some key features

For the most part this app is a great addition to extend the overall ability to use your Xbox for instance if you don’t want to kill your battery on the controller from watching movies and videos or if you are in a chat group this app works great, or if you are gaming and need to chat with your team. The cons of this is when you are using this as a remote you are very very very limited to what you can do. It more often than not will disconnect you and you won’t be able to reconnect from time to time. The reason behind giving this only 4 stars is because of the limited mobility of the control system. As it functions at the basics only. If you can add the ability for us to enter our passcodes via the app, that would be amazing and very helpful.

- New Update Very Disappointing

The latest update to the Xbox app brought a lot of cool new features and changed the user interface. One function that me and my family use regularly has really suffered from this update - the remote control function (formerly SmartGlass). Occasionally, when using the remote function the app will freeze and soon after it will crash. Even more frustrating, is the loss of responsiveness when using this feature. The old app did a great job being responsive and registering button taps and swipes. The new app regularly doesn’t register different inputs and when it does there is a clunky, noticeable lag before the console reflects the input. On top of that, the new UI now takes 2 buttons to get to the remote control when previously it was just one. Admittedly, that’s a pretty minor thing to complain about. But why change the app, just to make the user experience worse?

- Too Many Bugs. Fix your app Microsoft

The app used to be fine with only minor bugs but after the most recent update there have been too many bugs that make the app unbearable to use. When you are in a party occasion all party audio will cut out anywhere from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. Xbox parties crash frequently. Mic and party audio will stop working if you watch a clip while in a party. App crashes randomly every now and then. Clips skip frames while playing. VERY LONG delay when receiving invitations (you get an invitation almost immediate on an Xbox but on this app it takes several minutes). Xbox party audio sometimes gets extremely loud or quiet without even changing the volume on your device. Difficult to accept invitations while using the application. App often crashes when accepting party invitations. I really don’t understand how Microsoft, a company that makes over $100 BILLION a year, can’t even make a simple app work properly. Terrible application

- I’m highly disgusted with Microsoft

So I am logged onto my account on the Xbox app which is awesome! However, why can’t I log onto my new Xbox one with the same name? I created an alternative email since I no longer have the phone number to the account, ( I was 6 when I got the account on the original Xbox 360) now I set the alternative email in February on the 10th; I now have to wait 30 day till the 11th of March. Not bad, I just have to wait a day to access my account right? Wrong! I again have to wait an additional 30 days to get back onto my account. I’ve called Microsoft support and tried to explain this to them; they tell me that they cannot do anything even though I’m logged onto the name on my phone and Xbox 360 and have 100% access. Microsoft can’t do anything because of the system, why not? I’ve spent over $1,000 of my earnings on that name and now I can’t get back onto it. Outrageous. In my opinion you’d be better off getting a wii or gameboy. Horrible app and horrible “systems”

- Pretty good but needs work.

Please stop making my controller disconnect when I am using the app. Also please allow either a separate chat party on the app, separate from the xbox party, enabling 2 parties at the same time or change the settings so that when you invite someone to a party on the app they join the party on the xbox instead of the party in the app or allow both options. Also please create the option to choose to join a party from the app which places you in the party on the xbox instead of the party in the app, as well as the choice to join the party in the app on your phone. Also please allow the option to switch back and forth. Also please create a history on the xbox and in the app so you can go back to where you were before, both with parties and games/apps/menus.

- Dropped Clubs? And other imprtant features?

The October 2020 update has given a complete facelift to the app, and appears to no longer provide a way to find and interact with Clubs. It also removed a number of other useful features, including ability to send pictures. I came here as a result of Sony gutting Community (same as Clubs on Xbox) voice party chats in last week’s 8.00 update. I got this app to see if I might want to get a modern Xbox instead of a PS5. My daily routine for a long time, now, on a PS4, involved beginning a Community party chat as I began my day with friends and new aquaintances. With this app, I was beginning to explore Clubs and to make friends on Xbox. This app update stopped me cold, in my tracks. You’re each (Xbox and Playstation) moving in what feels to be an oppressive direction, by removing functionality and restricting freedoms. Now, I neither want a PS5, nor a modern Xbox. I may look into solving this problem for myself and many others like me, independent of either platform.

- It’s okay, but kinda useless now

I’ve had this app for over a year it it was not the best but I didn’t have a mic for my controller so using the party on my phone was nice (besides all the bugs that can with it); however, with this recent update, the app feels more useless than ever. Sometime I’d just use it to see who was on before starting up my xbox, but now it’s hard to see because rather than the usual set up ( like on the actual xbox where the order does online fav, online friends, offline fav, offline friends) it has the favs all clustered regardless if they’re online or not. Also it lost the the feature to upload your profile picture from the app. That was literally half of the reason I even had it anymore. So with this update it definitely looks nicer, works better (just overall less buggy), but lost a lot of its tools and I honestly wanna delete it off my phone it’s so crap.

- Good unless your trying to talk to people

I have the misfortune of not having to use this app in order to talk to people on xbox. It’s pretty good in most other aspects, but if you’re trying to talk to people and join a party through the app it can become a pain. Sometimes when you attempt to join parties it will just crash the app, if you receive an invite while using the app it will also sometimes crash the app. This can be very annoying as even restarting my phone won’t help the issue sometimes and I have to wait until it resolves itself. It would be reckless to say that this is major hindrance to my every day use, but when it does happen, I normally have to spend 20 mins or more figuring out how to fix it or ways around it. This is my only major quarrel with this app however, and it hasn’t given me any other issues.

- Amazing but...

This app is one of the best app I’ve ever used. Easy access to everything on the go. Very responsive, and very easy to follow menu like the friends button to see what your friends are doing. Message them. See what’s happening in the clubs you’re in. But there is an issue going on that almost every feature I use in the app says that I need a adult account which has never happened before when I tried to change the gamer pic or something like that. So I go to my Xbox to change the pic which is slightly hard but I was fine with it until it also said I needed an adult account. I don’t know what’s happening as it spread across from my phone to my Xbox. I was hoping for it to disappear for over 5 months, but I still can’t change my picture. Please, if you’re able to fix this then please do. Otherwise it’s a amazing app.

- Was Better Previously

This app used to super good, especially when it brought the party feature, but times have changed. I find it annoying that I need to use earbuds to actually hear the party without it cutting in and out. It also disconnects half of the time and the servers aren’t good for the app. ANOTHER VERY annoying problem is the notifications. I receive an invite and don’t want to join that party, but every time I open the app. It forces me into that party and makes it awkward. Fix the notification ISSUE. Last problem is being able to sign into multiple accounts. It used to be easy to access before and switch between accounts, but now you have to go through a long process of signing in and out. Please bring back old features, fix the party, and notification issue especially. I am sick of accidentally joining the wrong party, just trying to use the app.

- Fix your console

Your console has some problems. I can’t count how many times that I’ve had problems, game issues, and just overall bad experiences with the system. I’m a busy guy and nothing is more frustrating then coming home after a long day at work, or just getting back from the gym, then having the console completely shut down. Sometimes a game will crash right before I get the chance to save. I understand that some games may just be ports from pc but, I don’t think that’s an excuse for it to happen with almost every game I play. Being someone who has played many games, I think your games should be thoroughly tested before ever even entering the Xbox store. Countless times have I been disappointed by games that I would love to play, Only after spending my money on that game. I pay for Xbox live, the game pass, and occasionally I will buy a game. I don’t think it’s fair for me, or anyone else, to not get their money’s worth. I have an Xbox one S. Thank you.

- New update is annoying

Although the new update does look sleek and modern, it is annoying. Everything changed and I can’t figure certain things out. Not to mention the changes made with the remote. I accidentally turned my cousins console on because his console was in my list of consoles for some reason and I don’t even have my account connected to his. There isn’t even a way to remove his console from my list. So now wen I try to turn my console on from there or connect the remote to my console I go through trail and error trying to figure out which one is mine. Once I end up turning on the wrong console that’s when I know the other one is mine. Also when I turn my console off, the app says it’s still on even after 5 mins of the console being off. Bring back the old Xbox app please. It was much more convenient.

- It has issues but is still pretty good...

I have been using the Xbox app for a long time but I’ve noticed there are A LOT of issues joining and starting parties is a major issue I’ve joined someone party I didn’t even know when I meant to join my friends and I tapped to join their party the receiving of party invites is very very delayed sometimes by up to two minutes and with the new update of remote play I can’t even get it to work maybe it’s something I’ve done wrong but for the life of me I can’t get it set up sending and receiving messages is also super buggy and the store is buggy that’s all I can think of but I know there’s more maybe some of these were fixed with the new update if they were I will edit this review and change it to a 4 star cause the remote play feature still is not working.....

- Streamline it please

The way Xbox handles their ui is quite annoying, as in it changes every couple of months. Especially with the new app update with many old features being removed to bring in more prominent ways of communicating in the app. One of the best things about the old version of the app was the ability to personalize your account and ease of use, not only with an easy to understand layout by also with great speed of loading times. The prominent features in the new app seem pointless in the ways they are implemented with some features that were included in one subset of the previous app are now taking up space on the main screen of the app, and I have never wanted to use them because of the horrible delays that come with sending messages in the app. It is probably not going to happen but could we just have the previous version of the app back?

- App used to be good

I used to love using the Xbox app to communicate with friends that I have made from other places. Now it is very hard to do this with all of the glitches with for example, messages not sending, the notification staying at the top of you screen, and my least favorite, no being able to send pictures. Also, we cannot have the option to change our profile picture anymore. We now cannot have the ability to have our own unique picture for our profile, but have to have one of the generic options we are given. The new update to where we can play games from the app is a cool concept, but for most it just does not work in general. It would load for about five minutes then just say that there was an error. Many of my friends that play on Xbox agree with me and would just like the app to be how it used to be.

- Decent

I use to use Xbox app for talking with my friends because I didn’t have a mic there wasn’t really any bugs or anything,Then I got a mic and all I use Xbox app for is getting my clips to my phone I’ve never seen any bugs with saving the clips to the phone, So Xbox app is decent then out of nowhere there was bunch of bugs and one thing yay really annoys me is that you can’t change your profile pic hopefully they fix that why I’m writing the review on it because I’ve Beene checking on the updates and today it said it update 2 days ago so I went to check if the profile pics were working and they still don’t. so I’m kind of disappointed at Xbox. One another thing is that there a glitch on capturing clips on Xbox I don’t know if you guys fix that but it you can it would much apreciated because I’m a content creator in instagram 😐

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