1. Dual-screen gaming
The Xbox One and PS4 are game consoles, so it makes sense for their companion apps to enhance how you play games too. The PS4’s app currently lets you enhance your Playroom experience by letting you create drawings on your device and then “flicking” them into your TV. The Vita is still relevant, of course, but more games are coming out with their own companion apps that give you a quicker way to manage your progress even when it’s not synced to your console.
The Xbox One uses SmartGlass to incorporate your mobile device while in a game. Play Dead Rising 3, for example, and use SmartGlass to call in an airstrike or complete some additional zombie-busting missions. The possibilities for future forms of integration are quite endless, so it’s safe to assume we’ve only touched the surface.