The Windows Phone Team announced today that they are working on an upcoming app called Xbox Companion, which will allow users access to the Xbox Live Marketplace and also act as a remote. The remote functionality will allow users the ability to navigate their console or control video playback directly from their handset. Sounds sweet, right? The big question then becomes when can we get our hands on it?

The app’s currently in beta and will be available as a free download “soon.” For a sneak peek, check out the video at the one-minute spot here to see how the app will .

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