Note: Please click the following links to download the Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Companion App: iTunes | Google Play

Comfort. That’s not a word often associated with pirates. Or Assassins. But when it comes to the companion app for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, that’s exactly the word that Game Director Ashraf Ismail uses to describe the second-screen gaming experience.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

“The philosophy behind the companion app is that it’s an extension of the game and a comfort tool,” Ismail says. “Comfort in the sense that you can have the world map out and it’s directly connected to the game, so it’s not just a static map. It’s actually updating live with what’s happening in your world.”

Having seen it in action, we can attest to the straightforward (and, dare we say, comforting) charm of having a fully functional real-time map on a second touchscreen right by our side. During a recent hands-on session with the game, the companion app’s interactive map showed us everything from ships sailing the seas to myriad events happening around us. The best part? We were able to tag stuff in the app – anything from a cluster of combative ships to a deep-sea diving location to a shark-hunting opportunity and more – and the marker would then appear as a waypoint in the game. Or, to be more precise, our host from the Ubisoft Montreal development team was able to do so, since he was controlling the app during our session. Which, interestingly enough, lent our gameplay experience a equally comforting feeling of collaboration, with our developer host spotting and then directing our attention to all kinds of interesting gameplay opportunities.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Companion App

“There are a lot of these small comfort tools where instead of having to go into a menu you can just have it next to you and do stuff really easily,” Ismail says. “Or you can have someone else do it for you. It’s kind of like your first mate next to you.”

That “first mate” experience wasn’t what was originally intended – not in the my-real-world-best-friend-is-seated-next-to-me sense, at least – but after seeing how people were using the companion app, this quickly evolved to be part of the development. “We know a lot of the time when people play they will have their significant other, friend, brother or sister in the room,” Ismail says. “Maybe they really enjoy the story and they’re just watching – but to actually have them involved is really cool. It’s not an intense experience, but they can see stuff you might not be paying attention to and they can highlight it for you and tell you, Hey, something is happening over there.

And it’s not just the world map that can be explored via the app. Want to immerse yourself in Black Flag’s deep lore? Now you don’t have to pause the game and wade through the menus to dive into what you’re seeking. Seeking out a collectible? Go ahead and call up the full list on the second screen so you know what trinkets of buried treasure you still need to hunt for. And speaking of treasure: those handy treasure maps are perfect for viewing via the companion app, too.

Setting Sail

Having the comfort of a virtual first mate might be more than enough, but the companion app doesn’t stop there. One of the key features in Black Flag is the ability to capture enemy ships, after which you have three options: salvage the ship to repair the Jackdaw, recruit the crew, or add the vessel to your fleet. That final option is where the companion app also shines.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

But before we jump back into the app, a quick primer on how the fleet metagame works. In the game you can access your fleet and send it out on missions (think of the training missions from previous games). Depending on the mission objectives, you’ll want to customize your fleet to include, say, lighter, faster ships or heavier, more powerful ones. Ships can also be upgraded, repaired… and lost. Much of the work of fleet management can be done from the safety of Edward Kenway’s in-game hideout, a little pirate cove that Black Flag’s hero sees as his sanctuary. (Even this hideout can be upgraded to allow for more ships in your fleet.) “There are many layers of strategy we want the players to think about when capturing ships,” Ismail says.

Here’s the neat part: “With the companion app, you can actually delve deeper into those missions and you don’t have to be in the same room,” Ismail says. “It’s not just a second screen. You can be on the bus and jump into the minigame, which can gain you more resources and loot if you jump into the action. Because you’re putting more into it, we reward you more.”

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Companion App

Wait, hang on: jump into the action? Yep. In the app, “you can jump into those missions and actually do the fight for them,” Ismail says. All you need to do is pull up the list of active missions, click on one, and in you go. You’ll not only see how your ships are progressing and where the enemies are, but you’ll also have the option of actually playing a combat minigame – and by doing so you can increase the potential rewards you earn.

Ismail isn’t sharing more details on the combat – and not just because he’s being coy. “We’re not talking about that just yet,” Ismail smiles. “It’s something we’re still pushing deep, but the one thing we’ve seen from a lot of playtests is that people are really digging the fleet metagame way more than we had anticipated.” After numerous playtests, the team found that gamers actually wanted more tools, more depth and more strategy in the metagame. So while the missions have been scripted, the system has been built, and the app is fully functional, the team is now adding even more to the fleet metagame – especially since the reward loop of the metagame is proving to have such a positive effect on the game’s open-world exploration. “People are now spending way more time in the ocean looking for more powerful ships and then figuring out what they need to do to get a certain ship,” Ismail says.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Keep in mind, though, that if you want to jump directly into the fleet metagame minigame (phew, that’s a mouthful), you’ll need to do so via the companion app. That’s by design, in order to help keep the app experience unique. “On the console you can send your fleet on missions, you can choose who you want to go, and you can choose what missions you want them go on, then the mission itself is simulated,” Ismail says. “If you want to actually do the action yourself and not go through the simulation, you use the companion app.” After all, if the companion app is indeed your first mate, then it needs to spread its own sails now and again, too.

Set sail for more Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag stories:

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Connecting With the Jackdaw’s Crew

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Hands-On Favorites

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Hands-On Favorites (Part 2)

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag

Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

Release date — October 29, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar.com, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman

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  1. Guest on September 12, 2013
    Thank you very much for providing this coverage; I appreciate learning about the extended feature set this game offers!I do have a few questions:Are there a set number of missions in the metagame? Or will new missions constantly be generated?Will there be a steady supply of different enemy ships in the game so one can replenish one's fleet if any ships are lost?Thanks in advance for taking time to answer!
    • Boneyard on September 26, 2013
      When i first heard this game was coming out i thougt it would be bad. But as the trailers and that came out i was struck dumb, free roam with a ship YES!!!!! I can't wait till it comes out. Pre-ordered it.
  2. Faginux on September 12, 2013
    Hey, thank you for the coverage, but I have one question: the app will be available on Android and iPhone phones and tablets, or also on Windows? Thanks.
    • Chad on September 14, 2013
      The app is coming to IOS and Android, but they have said nothing about Windows.
      • CAPnatertater on November 19, 2013
        my android tablet is to old for the app but it would be good if you could run it with windows :D
    • Mals25 on October 30, 2013
      When does this app come out???
  3. Rae on September 14, 2013
    Well, this answers my question about purpose of the fleet. Cool! This game is looking better and better! November couldn't get here any faster!
  4. Trobiase on September 14, 2013
    Hope it comes to Windows Phone too
  5. fedeberg on September 15, 2013
    Fingers crossed for a Windows phone app!
  6. Dome500 on September 17, 2013
    I hope I will not "miss" a important part of the game because of this. I'm not a fan of modern phones and I like to keep my experience on one device, so I really hope this is just a nice extra and will not strip me of certain parts of the game.
  7. Martin on September 19, 2013
    I just hope Ubisoft learns from Rockstar"s failures and has the servers to support their app.
  8. Jonathan Steele on September 25, 2013
    Quick question: This "second screen" functionality is built-in to the Wii U version of the game by default, right? You can use the Wii U's gamepad screen to do all the same things as the companion app, correct?
  9. emma stevie on September 25, 2013
    thanks for the coverage! This sounds brilliantly cool, but it could turn out awful. I often sit with my brother and game, so this sounds like a great idea. I hope it comes on windows phone...windows never seems to get any of the good apps :(
  10. Brandon on September 25, 2013
    This sounds great. Now I just have one question. I understand that this has been confirmed for both IOS and Android, but will they be released at the same time or will it be an IOS exclusive for a few weeks as Rockstar is doing with the iFruit companion app for GTA?
  11. Mog on September 25, 2013
    I'm really hoping AC4 is using Smart Glass for the Xbox One, vs an app. Apps are so slow, clunky and take forever to reflect the transfer to the actual game.
    • Jack on November 11, 2013
      Actually it is the other way around - Smart Glass is really slow with 360, this Second Screen native iOS app is much, much faster reflecting the current status of the main game.
  12. Andrew on September 26, 2013
    I don't believe that it was ever addressed, but is the companion app available to play when the console is off? Say that you "had" to go to school after playing the game for 18 hours strait, would I be able to turn off my console and continue with the side missions in class? Thanks
  13. Kongeto on September 26, 2013
    YAYYYY
  14. uday vichare on September 28, 2013
    what is the official release date for pc of assassins creed 4 black flag..?
  15. Trevor on October 5, 2013
    Will the app be available on PS Vita?
  16. Joseph on October 29, 2013
    Anyone know when the app is being released?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      Available now! And we just added links to the top of the story for you to download!
  17. Thijs Oost on October 29, 2013
    Will the app work on PS3 or only PS4?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      Both! I'm playing PS3 right now (well, not right this second, I'm at work). And I'm using the app on my iPad. It's great fun. Check the links at the top of the story to download.
  18. Kyle on October 30, 2013
    I'd love to check this app out.... Where is it?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      We just added the links to play at the top of the story. Have fun!
  19. Steeve Béland on October 30, 2013
    Un gros merci C'est un jeux super j'aime beaucoup jouer a se jeux J'espère que vous pensez dans faire un autre car ça serait vraiment génial Merci encore et je vous salut tous aux plaisirs ;)
  20. Kaitlyn on October 30, 2013
    I'm really excited about this app, but apparently - as far as the iOS release goes - it is only being released for the iPad? As someone who only has an iPhone 4S, I really would love to see it come to my phone. Are there any plans to release it for iPhones?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      It's optimized for tablets, but we're working on an iPhone version.
      • Jason on October 30, 2013
        Do you have a tentative date for the iPhone version? By the end of the November or by the Next-gen launch?
      • J-Eagle12212012 on November 15, 2013
        Do you know if it will be available for the nook? I tried to download it and I was informed it is not compatable with this device.
      • Mega Murf on November 26, 2013
        Is there any update on the iPhone version release date?
  21. Steeve Béland on October 30, 2013
    J'aime beaucoup jouer a votre jeux il me facine J'espère que vous penser dans faire un autre car ça serait vraiment génial Salut a tous que Dieu vous bénis tous sur abondamment ;)
  22. Lee on October 30, 2013
    Why is it not out now? The games been out for a day already.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      Out now! Please see the top of this story. We added links to download!
  23. Matthew on October 30, 2013
    When is it available???? Will it launch on the play store????
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      It's available now, Matthew. We added the links to the Google Play (and iTunes) store at the very top of the story. Happy exploring!
  24. Dmitri on October 30, 2013
    It is great that I was emailed about this app, but it would be nice to be able to download it from the link in the email that says "download", rather than just taking me to an article about the app.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      Hi Dmitri. We added the links to the very top of the story. Hope that helps!
      • David on November 9, 2013
        Soooo I really hope you guys make it available for the Galaxy S3.....
  25. Pneusodym on October 30, 2013
    Like Dmitri above, I'm very frustrated that the download link in the email takes me to a review; additionally, The app does not appear to be available in either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. What the hell?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 30, 2013
      Sorry about that! We added the links to the very top of the story. Enjoy the app!
  26. Matt on October 30, 2013
    Got really excited about this app only to find out that it isn't out for the iPhone. Just the iPad. I really hope it comes out soon! Would love a way to check in on my stuff even when I'm not at my console!
  27. Thom on October 30, 2013
    will you make a version for android phones or just android tablets?
  28. Diogo Santos on October 30, 2013
    Not working for Samsung Galaxy S II.. How do I get the most fun of the game?..please find a way for us to have it.
  29. assasin on October 30, 2013
    I like the idea of the second screen but i cant download it i feel as though you guys should modify this to work on ALL mobile devices or if not that do it so that people who dont have a tablet can still use the service on xbox smartglass, that's what it was made for anyway.
  30. Bill on October 30, 2013
    Will the Android app be made compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0? As of now it is not.
    • JT on October 30, 2013
      I came here to ask the same question. Really upset that I can't even install this on my Note 8.0, seeing as it's a relatively new android tablet.
    • Ray on October 31, 2013
      Come on fix this, won't work on note 10.1 either
    • Tibsi on November 5, 2013
      Year, none of the Android devices that I tried (starting from old lifetabs up to the new galaxy note) were compatible. Pretty disappointing but never really cared for it anyway ┐( ̄_ ̄)┌
  31. Althenias on October 30, 2013
    Tablet only? was really hoping for phone compatibility
  32. Michael on October 30, 2013
    Your little app isn't compatible with a Samsung galaxy S3? Really? Fix it.!
  33. Jordan on October 30, 2013
    The Abstergo agent was not given an "iPhone" to use.... He was given a tablet.
    • Sylethian on November 19, 2013
      Well played sir.
  34. StLeanne on October 30, 2013
    Got and love it!! I pre ordered it because I turned other stuff in and didn't have anything I really want to play. As I listened to commentary about the game before it was out I was praying none of is was true. Now that I'm playing it, soo worth it. Everything rolled into one. :)
  35. PapaBearDoes on October 30, 2013
    Android version: Incompatible on my platforms ... can't even install.Requires android 2.3 and up, both of my devices are Stock ICS and JellyBean (Google stock, not OEM bloat Stock), so there should be zero incompatibility with the devices. Yet Google says can't be installed.Samsung Galaxy S3 running Google Stock JellyBean Motorola Xoom running Google Stock ICSWTG ... that is all.
  36. Ray on October 31, 2013
    Won't work on galaxy note 10.1, been reading the comments looks like none of the Samsung tablets are compatible. What's going on?
  37. BubbaB on October 31, 2013
    "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC."You forgot to add, "But not your up-to-date ICS / JellyBean Android device..."
  38. thomas on October 31, 2013
    Kind of stupid that they only support tablets. Every app that has done that has crashed and burned and I don't see why they're stupid enough to get sucked into it. My phone has better specs than most of the tablets on the market and yet this app isn't compatible. Absolute shit until they add phone support.
    • thomas on October 31, 2013
      Also, I'm running 4.1 so it should work. Waste of time.
  39. Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on October 31, 2013
    For those asking, here's the current compatibility list: iPad 2,3,4; iPad mini; Android; Google Nexus 7; Google Nexus 7 (2013); Google Nexus 10; Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010; Sony Xperia Tablet Z; Asus Transformer TF700 Pad Infinity; Samsung P3100 Galaxy Tab 2; Samsung GT-P5110 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1; Asus Transformer Prime TF201
    • Shedrick on November 2, 2013
      When will this be available for Samsung Galaxy tab 3?
    • Margareta on November 2, 2013
      Hi, you say it works on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010. Well, I use a Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 with Android version 4.1.2, and it doesn't work. Playstore says it' s not compatible. Any solutions?
      • Margareta on November 2, 2013
        At least it says so, when I follow any links. When I just go to the playstore and search for the acc I can't even find it. This is very disappointing...
    • Ryan on November 3, 2013
      TF200 and 700 Asus tablets, dont forget about us TF300 users :(
    • Sylethian on November 19, 2013
      So this won't work on my original iPad? Is it a horsepower issue?
    • brannon on November 20, 2013
      I have the ASUS Transformer TF701T (Tegra 4 with Jellybean 4.2.2) and google play says my device isn't compatible so i can't download the companion app for my Droid Tablet. Furthermore, I don't see any documentation that shows me how to utilize a 2nd pc monitor on my PC version of Black Flag. Why can't I use a 2nd pc monitor fo Black flag to display maps, etc??
      • brannon on November 20, 2013
        Correction. I have Jellybean 4.2.3. I forgot I updated 2 days ago.
    • artrus on November 27, 2013
      Works on my HTC one
    • Johken on October 9, 2014
      I was able to install it to my kindle fire when the game first dropped, preordered it. It worked fine, even when i was almost done with it and then it just stopped connecting, and no longer will let me use fleets. That to me was the main reason for this app, to clean up my shipping lanes and send out my ships because it sucked doing this in game... now i guess i gottta wait on my nexus 7 to arrive... great job ubi!!!
  40. randy on October 31, 2013
    I have a samsung galaxy note 10.1 n8013 and it won't work on mine?
  41. schannon on October 31, 2013
    Which operating systems is the app compatible with? I have android 4.2.1 and my Asus tablet says it is not compatible..
  42. Sophie on November 1, 2013
    Much expected but disappointed in the end - that's my and so it seems all opinion about the new app... Today, I've tried to find it in Google Play but somehow it's not available in search results on my ASUS TF700T (Android 4.2.1) - but on PC I can find it without problems - what's going on!?!
    • Sean on November 1, 2013
      When you search it on your pc, link it to yourself via email. Open the email and click the link on your tablet and see if that works! :)
  43. TheDealr on November 1, 2013
    For all the loyal fans of Microsoft ... The biggest question here is... Will the app be available for windows tablets yes or no? If yes then when? If no then why not? Just looking for a straight answer.-Dealr-
  44. randy on November 1, 2013
    Just found out the app requires android 4.2.3 minimum guess that means the samsung galaxy note of any kind doesnt work because they're 4.1.2
    • Margareta on November 3, 2013
      Yes, but Gary told us, it will be comoatible with galaxy note 10.1 n8010, and that one only works with 4.1.2.
    • Margareta on November 3, 2013
      But Gary told it works on galaxy note n8010, which runs with max 4.1.2.
  45. Sean on November 1, 2013
    Hey! This is a really awesome app. My only question is, will this come to iphone? I would like to do my fleet management at work and my iPad is wifi only so I sadly do not have the ability to access it when I am not home. Thanks!
  46. Banksey on November 1, 2013
    I have a Tablet from Windows (runs windows 8), and I am wondering if it will be coming out for any of the WINDOWS tablets. Seems like a great idea and I would love to try it but can not. If not now then when. Thanks.
  47. keith on November 1, 2013
    What version of Android is this app compatible with. I have an HTC One with android OS 4.3, why does it say it's not compatible?
  48. Rado on November 2, 2013
    Hi there.Will this work on Samsung Galaxy S 4?Right now it says that my device is not compalibile with it. Which is quite anoying considering that it should work on high end smartphones.Please, fix it for all SGS4 owners and ACIV enthusiasts out there.
  49. Shedrick on November 2, 2013
    When will this be available for Samsung Galaxy tab 3?
  50. Margareta on November 2, 2013
    Won't work. I think it's only being listed if you search with something compatible. I can find it with Note 10.1 by following links, but not when I open playstorecdirectly and search fo the acc.
  51. Matthew on November 2, 2013
    Not compatible with my galaxy s2 :(
  52. mesj on November 3, 2013
    hello, Can someone tell me why I can't download the assassin's creed IV companion app for my Samsung galaxy S3?happy pirating people :)
  53. Margareta on November 3, 2013
    Uuh, double posting
  54. David on November 3, 2013
    not compatible Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    • ptitgris66 on November 7, 2013
      i have galaxy note 10.1 and it works but i just have "connexion impossible" when i try to connect to the ps3 :/
  55. Lara on November 3, 2013
    You said that the app is compatible with an asus transformer. I have a transformer and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and it isn't compatible with either of them.
    • Margareta on November 3, 2013
      My friend has got the brandnew samsung note 10.1 edition 2014, which runs with android 4.something: not compatible. The only person I know who got the app working uses an iPad mini. This is ridiculous.
  56. Jay on November 3, 2013
    I have an Asus TF700T and it is not supported. I did find a work around (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/705970-assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/67695015) that enabled me to get the app on my tablet, only issue is that it won't connect to my PS3, so not fully a work around for me, but might work for others.
  57. Jack Nafier on November 4, 2013
    This sounds very nice but what ubisoft forgets to tell us is that the app does not support all tablets. I have a Toshiba tablet with android 4.1 and yet Google play and ubisoft tell me that the app is not compatible. WTF Ubisoft I have been a loyal customer since AC1. Why can't I enjoy the full AC experience???
  58. Sebastien on November 4, 2013
    I got 2 different device (Samsung Salaxy S3 and Toshiba Thrive) and it's not working on any of them. Please fix this big problem. Or if any one got a solution for this.
    • Jay on November 4, 2013
      I post the other day - I found this workaround http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/705970-assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/67695015) and it got the app to work on my Asus tablet, and connects to the uplay just fine, so all achievements and whatnot I see, I just can't get it to connect properly to the PS3 so that I can use the app real time. It might work better for you.
      • ric on December 18, 2013
        I used a smalle tool for chrome to download apps from google play to file, to install the app on my Moto XT912 ... works fine .. I guess others can do the same ;) if they dont trust downloadning the app from other places.
  59. Richard on November 4, 2013
    Any one else not able to connect their app with the Ps3, it just say Connection Impossible when I try to sync it up with my game?
  60. dragon on November 4, 2013
    I'm a huge fan of the assassins creed games. Picked up number IV yesterday and its awesome! Love the sailing part, and the pirates!
  61. Josh on November 4, 2013
    Why is this app not for the iPhone?
  62. nelsonchz on November 5, 2013
    When are you gonna add more tablets to the compatible ones? I have a techpad with android 4.1.2 and its not compatible.. I mean WTH.. The app says it only need 2.3...
  63. Mark-A on November 5, 2013
    Also what about WP8 Version? C'mon the % of Windows Phones in UK is growing daily but We r made to Feel like the Awkward Uncle no-one speaks to at a Family gathering!! Not good enough!
  64. Brian on November 5, 2013
    when will it be on the S3? Im dying to get this app
  65. Cole on November 5, 2013
    Really? Only on the IPad that sucks
  66. Sappa on November 5, 2013
    I have been using the app for a few days on my ipad with ps3. Now it says that it can't connect with the ps3. It just says connection impossible. Any ideas on how to fix this? I can still access the fleets and my treasure maps are there but the real time game map will not update as I move around. It's stuck on an island I haven't been to for three days.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on November 5, 2013
      Hi Sappa, sorry to hear about your challenges with the app. Have you tried contacting our support? Link here: https://support.ubi.com/en-us/
      • Margareta on November 6, 2013
        WOW, android users have been complaining for days now without getting any answer. Does that mean AC fans will have to buy apple products to be taken serious? How sad...
      • J-Eagle12212012 on November 15, 2013
        Will the app become available for the nook? I tried to download it through googleplay but I got a not compatiable with this device.
  67. Brandon on November 6, 2013
    Windows phone??
  68. Carpe Mortis on November 6, 2013
    Google:assassin's creed companion app workaroundFirst result should be a GameFaqs thread with instructions to get it working on "unsupported" android devices, and some solutions for the crash after splash screen issue.
  69. Black bart on November 6, 2013
    I love the ideal of this app but info not own a tablet. Do you have any ideal of when the iPhone version is going to be comeing out
  70. Doug on November 7, 2013
    Would love to have this on the Windows Phones
  71. Josh on November 8, 2013
    I just bought a windows tablet and it would be nice to get this on it. Please find a way to do this and it will be much appreciated. Thank you.
  72. Philipp on November 9, 2013
    If this app is released for Windows RT or android phone it would enhance the already fantastic game even more...perfect idea, wrong devices ;-)
  73. Rob on November 9, 2013
    Companion app not available for the HTC One?! Really?! What's that about?!
  74. John D on November 9, 2013
    App (android version)is crap, no support from common and up to date devices. Hell I have a Samsung Galaxy SIV and there is no support (none for the other galaxy devices either). What a waste of time
  75. Drew on November 10, 2013
    Can we get an update on the list of compatible devices? And are you guys working on phone device compatibility? I'll be using the galaxy note 3.
  76. William on November 11, 2013
    I just received an email announcement today for the companion app for Black Flag. The icon next to the ad for the companion app is definitely an icon for an iPhone. When is this app coming out for the iPhone or for the Android platform. It is a little frustrating that they advertise like it is available for all platforms when it is clearly not available for phones. Please remedy this situation OR stop with the misleading advertising and say ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SELECT TABLETS!!! This would (a) clear up the confusion (b) help alleviate some of the frustration from people, like me, that are lead to believe it is available on my phone, when it is not. I love the Assassin's Creed series and think you have done a great job with the game franchise. Now, take another step by cleaning up your advertising.
  77. PapaBearDoes on November 11, 2013
    So using the workaround on my 4.1.2 Samsung S3 (remember, google play says compatible with devices running 2.3 and up), it works like a champ. So wtf?
  78. Black Bart on November 11, 2013
    Some communications manager you are when you can't even get back to the people asking questions about your products that's what you get paid for is to communicate with the customers and try and remedy any problems they have but you've done none so far on this subject. We want to know when it's going to be available for iPhone and android devices? Answer the questions
  79. Darwin on November 12, 2013
    Hey thanx for sending me the email.. I'm a die hard assassin creed fan and when I read that there's an app had no choice bout to download it... Question tho... Is the app only for the iPad or is it available on the iPhone as well??
  80. Sydney Celeste Mileski on November 12, 2013
    Is there anyway for windows 8 users to get it for their laptop/desktop? Because we do have XBox glass which does interact with the XBox I can't do a tiny screen which is exactly why I have an XBox ans well as larger computer monitors.... staring at a tiny little phone screen is pointless. Plus a lotof people out there still don't have tablets because we can't afford them.
  81. Christian on November 12, 2013
    Is that the graphics on Pc or next gen consoles?
  82. matvon251 on November 13, 2013
    So I have been playing assassins Creed on Xbox (Microsoft) since the game first launched, and black flag is in my top favorites, but for this companion app to not work on a Microsoft computer or tablet (Windows 8.1) doesn't make since to me when you launch the game on a Microsoft platform, but yet you have the app for iTunes? Priority Issues.Sincerely matvon251
  83. David on November 13, 2013
    Ap not compatible with my device. .. a galaxy s3... I try my wifes which is an s4... still not compatible. ... ubisoft fail
  84. CloudFoxwell on November 13, 2013
    This is such bull. The only reason I got a tablet was for this app and it works on almost nothing? Unacceptable.
  85. simon on November 13, 2013
    i don't like that you hand selected the android devices that the app would work on.
  86. BAD76 on November 16, 2013
    When will you have an app out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 thank you
  87. Gazoo on November 16, 2013
    How can this new game not be out for the newest phones? Not for Galaxy S4? Seriously? How can you call yourself a major game house?
  88. Shawn Schroeder on November 17, 2013
    Looks intersting. Too bad I and many others with galaxy phones can't be a part of this game extenstion. Maybe before launching an app you should have all platforms thought through.
  89. xoomd on November 17, 2013
    please make available for xoom android tablets, lazy not to do this
  90. SL1CKT on November 17, 2013
    This is kool and all, but they're screwing the people that don't have ipads or android tablets.. Be nice if it was available for iphones or android phones.
  91. Bahumit12 on November 17, 2013
    No HTC One X compatability? Too many game companies cater to iPhone and iPad and leave out the big four Android phone makers Samsung, HTC, Googe, and Mororola. Great way to make me feel aliennated.
  92. Dima on November 20, 2013
    And asus tf300 ????? Why 200 and not 300 ??? Omg
  93. Steve on November 21, 2013
    The app doesn't work for my Asus Transformer TF101. In what way is acceptable to advertise as "an app for android" when anything more than a measly 2 years old is incompatible?
  94. Dan on November 21, 2013
    I was if you had any plans to bring the app to smart phones. I have a new android smart phone and would love to use this app. It looks like it will bring a lot to the game. Between my laptop and smartphone I dont have use for a tablet. It would be really sad if I missed out on this great tool you guys spent time in creating.
  95. Jason on November 22, 2013
    When are you going to make the app available for iphone?
  96. greg on November 24, 2013
    Works great on my Galaxy S 3. Go to app store and download Market Helper. Google for more details. I have the PS3 version.
  97. Omar on November 26, 2013
    I am a big Fan of the AC franchise no matter what reviews says I always find it utterly amazing. and this new feature of the companion app is the best I have seen across all games that uses the second screen features in their games. However, I own only an iPhone 4S and iPad 1st generation and thus I am deprived from this feature and thus feel that Ubisoft did not treat a big fan well this time.I heard that the app is now out for Galaxy SIII and S4 which is a nice but why is it not yet released for the iPhone.
  98. Andon M. Coleman on November 26, 2013
    I don't even own a cell phone, much less a smart phone. Think how I feel. While every other game on the Xbox One platform that uses this sort of feature supports Smart Glass, this travesty of a title requires you to own a particular brand of phone.That is absolutely terrible, I am not in favor of this sort of thing. Support the native "companion app" platform (basically the dedicated second screen platform) for the system you ship your game on or don't offer this feature at all, in my book. That would mean the GamePad on Wii U, Smart Glass on 360/Xbox One, PS Vita on PS4... as for the PC, who knows - we always get the shaft anyway and are used to it.
  99. SdHMyrdin on November 26, 2013
    https://support.ubi.com/en-US/FAQ.aspx?platformid=9&brandid=22&productid=4186&faqid=kA030000000ebkNCAQ - Say what? - "The currently supported tablets and phones are as follows: iOS iPad 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Air) iPad Mini and Mini 2 (Retina) iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C and 5S iPod 5 iPod Touch (4th Generation)" Erm...
  100. joseph on November 27, 2013
    Does it have for windows phone?
  101. daryn on November 27, 2013
    Please make this for windows phone :(
  102. Gamer on November 28, 2013
    Wow, there is so much entitlement and whining in this thread I think the internet might explode.
  103. Steelecyrus on November 28, 2013
    ***Spoilers*** -.-
  104. CoffinSyrup on November 29, 2013
    Can't believe this was made only for tablets and is it too much to ask that you acknowledge your fans and customers? There is no reason this shouldn't run on my S3 running 4.3.
    • CoffinSyrup on November 29, 2013
      Disregard my statement about it running on my S3, I did an update from the Play Store and now it works. But it would still be nice to see some feedback for those experiencing trouble.
  105. lee on November 30, 2013
    I downloaded it to my galaxy s4 no issues at all except one it wont connect with my playstation 3 why is that
  106. Die78Sim on December 5, 2013
    How do i connect my ps3 with my iphone app??? doesnt seem to work. The fleet is not a prob but the world map doent show up on my iphone. Tutorial somewhere? thnx
  107. Daniel Duran on December 5, 2013
    EXcelent
  108. Milo on December 6, 2013
    Any comments on when will this App be available through the Xbox Smartglass would be much appreciated. I've been using the new Smartglass for Xbox One for other games and it works amazingly, but it's a shame that for AC4 it won't give you the ability to do Companion Mode.Even an App for Windows 8 would be good at this point, so please give us an update or any word on this. Thanks!
  109. Dan on December 9, 2013
    Why the f*** is there no windows phone/tablet app? Are you retarded? Why the hate for windows phones? Nokia features are far outpacing any other phone, including the iPhone. Yet its developers like lazy ass ubisoft who refuse to develop an app for windows phones that cut the legs off of windows phones before it even starts to run off. If you don't develop, than can we even call you developers? Where's the fairness and honesty. No fairness without a windows app, and no honesty as to why!!! I love your games, but I'm never buying another ubisoft product again if this shit continues to happen!! F***ing bullshit!!!
  110. Kevin on December 12, 2013
    I would like to add to the vote of wanting to see this app for Windows Phone and Windows Surface RT tablet mainly in the form of a SmartGlass app please
  111. Nathan on December 17, 2013
    Will ACIV on PS4 ever get second screen support (the PS4 version of the companion app)? Or even a Vita version of the Companion App? Thanks.
    • Josh on January 27, 2014
      It does work... unless you have more than 100 people on your friends list. There's a bug that won't allow it to connect if you do and it's unlikely that there will be a patch any time soon, if ever. Ubisoft hasn't even officially acknowledged the issue though it's been well documented in forums around the web.
  112. MARS on December 19, 2013
    Why it's not compatible with Asus Transformer TF101??? Please make your app more compatible...
  113. Donze on December 21, 2013
    Great game, cant install the app. Emailed Google Play customer support requesting they address the misleading/wrong information on the Assassin's Creed Companion app Play page. Both "Compatible with Android 2.3 and up" and "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC." are incorrect/wrong/misleading/lie (or some combination thereof). Again, great game, great app idea, poor/weak app support/communication.
  114. Dana on December 25, 2013
    Seriously, no comments from Ubisoft regarding support for Microsoft platforms? How many millions of dollars do you make off of customers with Xbox 360 and One consoles? A native app for Windows Phone and Win8 or Smartglass integration is a minimum expectation as a consumer. If you did not want to develop for all of the different ecosystems out there then you should have coded HTML5 and made it a web app.Sorely disappointed and regretting this purchase.
    • Alex on December 26, 2013
      Please release the app for windows tablets. I will not buy the game without support for my surface pro 2.
  115. Dearan on December 27, 2013
    Why would you NOT release this for phones? Do you realize the amount of people who own a tablet are far less than people who dont. Are you guys insane. Why would you take the experience away from people who can't afford such an expensive electronic?
  116. Adam oveeton on December 28, 2013
    I have no coral with this app it is very in geniused actually, while you losers with the volnerable windows devices should really update to something that does gain virus simply by turning it on for the first time. Just saying when every week a new virus software comes out for windows that's a sign windows suck.
  117. Stephen on December 30, 2013
    How do you play the app with your PS4 offline?? What settings do you need to change on your PS4??
  118. Caleb on January 2, 2014
    I haven't tried running it yet but it's downloading on my Galaxy S4 just fine, it didn't say it "isn't compatible with your device" so I'm hopping it works :)
  119. Saxamusprime on January 2, 2014
    Could this app be made for mac OS? That would be pretty epic.
  120. Rebecca on January 4, 2014
    I have the app, and the game, but it won't connect the two unless I enter my uplay passport. The one I got with the game says that's it's been used already, and I can't find a replacement to buy on the play station store? What happens now :/
  121. deeWee on January 7, 2014
    I have a PS Vita and a Windows Phone ? When will be the companion app available for one of those platforms ? I would prefer the PS Vita. Any news ?
  122. Renier on January 17, 2014
    Will the app be available for blackberry aswell? If so, when?
  123. avante on March 6, 2014
    i like to play this game its fun
  124. caio elvis de oliveira on April 3, 2014
    Muito bom o jogo vale a pena jogar
  125. Elgin Harps on April 10, 2014
    I love it
  126. Erik on April 16, 2014
    Why is the app not compatible with my Motorola Xoom? I can run it on my HTC One, would prefer to have it on my tablet though.
  127. Steve on July 7, 2014
    I was hoping after a long time they would bring it to more devices, sadly it still says it's incompatible with my Xoom. even though it's 4.1.2 Huge fan of the game and this would of been an ideal app for me, but nope.
  128. LadyOfRoses on July 19, 2014
    I was extremely excited about this app when I found it. Then come to discover, it is not compatible with my phone... I do not own a tablet and am not waisting my money on a giant 'phone' that doesn't make phone calls. :(
  129. Toushirou_1986 on July 20, 2014
    Jogo e fantastico,maravilhoso,graficos lindissimos,Ubisoft thank you for game assassins creed black flag veryyyyyyyy niceeeeeeeeeeee ^^

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