Xbox Music, Games, and SmartGlass updated for Windows 8

More updates in the mix for Windows 8 tonight, as perhaps the top three of the “built – in” apps for Windows 8 have all received updates: Xbox Music, Games, and SmartGlass:

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Microsoft is making big bets on both a newly revised music subscription service, introduced in detail last week, and the continued evolution of Xbox as not only a premiere gaming system, but as Microsoft’s ticket to the living room.  The success of this Xbox as entertainment controller, and Xbox Music will play a vital role in the future success of Windows 8, and Windows 8 indeed may play a vital role, too, in the success of Xbox Music and the continued future success of Xbox.

If you’re on Windows 8, you can download and install the apps from the Windows Store, or they should be ready for you on your new Surface or Windows 8 install beginning on October 26th.