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Control your Xbox with your iPad

My Xbox Live app update adds iPad remote control so you can swipe your way around the Marketplace

Microsoft is playing nice with Apple, adding Xbox remote controle functions to the iPad version of its My Xbox Live app.

You can already use your iPhone as an Xbox 360 remote using the iOS app, while Windows Phone owners have been able to use the Xbox Companion app to control their consoles. Now iPad users can get in on the action too, letting you use a virtual D-pad to navigate your Xbox dashboard, play videos and start games.

So, now that you can use your iPad to control our Xbox, wouldn’t it be nice if Apple let you use an Xbox controller to play games on your iPad?

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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