Picture sharing is a great way to communicate with your friends and family and is essentially the core of most social media today. Microsoft Xim is an app that lets you share your photos with friends and family through their own phone. Usually when you have a photo you’d like to share, your friends would gather around you to see. Now you don’t have to worry about the overcrowding, Xim hosts the pictures onto your friends’ phone and lets you browse through the pictures together. Today Xim has come out with a new update that lets you share photos from your phone to the big screen.
Xim 1.3 is the latest update to the app. The update lets you share photos onto the big screen via streaming devices like Xbox One, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. The app connects through a wireless network and automatically detects those devices. You would simply select and connect. Your phone and big screen will swipe, pan and zoom synchronously. At the same time, you can invite your friends and family to contribute to the show by adding their own photos. The new app introduces a different experience and looks fun.
One of the perks about Xim is that not everyone needs it. You only need to download the app if you are the one initiating the photo sharing. Everyone else just tags along for the ride. It’s simple enough in terms that you select the photos you want to share, invite friends and family to watch, and everyone watches. The app is cross platforms which means everyone can enjoy the app regardless of having an iPhone or Android phone. With the new update, you can broadcast the pictures onto the big screen TV for everyone to watch, instead of looking into their phones.
Another cool feature about Xim is that you don’t have to be in close proximity to a streaming device to share. You can have your friend be near a device and connect to it. Your friend would then load Xim and connect to you and now you can control the photo sharing through your friend’s phone by uploading your own pictures. Creators of the app – Microsoft Fuse Labs says that there’s more in store for Xim.