My Xbox LIVE Update Allows You To Control Your Xbox 360 Remotely From Your iPad

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You can now use your iPad as a remote control for your Xbox.
No more buying batteries for your Xbox 360 remote.

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4 responses to “My Xbox LIVE Update Allows You To Control Your Xbox 360 Remotely From Your iPad”

  1. joewaylo says:

    I wonder what the latency time would be over wifi compared to using the controllers. Apple TV has a moderate lag rate when streaming iDevice to HDTV if your WiFi router doesn’t pump hardcore.

  2. Brian Gregory May says:

    There is some latency, joewaylo. The app is pretty cool. I like the design, and I like being able to switch from Skyrim to Netflix from my iPad with only one touch, without having to navigate through the menus with the controller. However, when I search for a movie on Netflix, you are not given a keyboard. You still have to hit the left/right buttons on the iPad to select each letter. I love where this is going, and there’s definitely room for improvement!

  3. joewaylo says:

    I probably would wait before actually playing games with it. It would be annoying as pressing the jump button on a key moment for say you’re on a bridge with a hole, pressing it and nothing happens on time you die in the game.

  4. Brian Gregory May says:

    I probably would wait before actually playing games with it. It would be annoying as pressing the jump button on a key moment for say you’re on a bridge with a hole, pressing it and nothing happens on time you die in the game.

    “You can’t play games with your iPad, not that you would want to anyway, but you can control apps like Netflix.”
    Even if you could play games, it wouldn’t be ideal because, as you mentioned, the latency, and you only have limited controls (no right/left triggers or buttons, no joysticks, etc.).

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