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This article was published on October 14, 2014

Vine now has an official Xbox One app

Vine now has an official Xbox One app
Nick Summers
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Nick Summers

Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Vine is a mobile-first video sharing app, but slowly it’s been experimenting with other platforms. After revamping its website in May, the team is launching an app for Microsoft’s Xbox One console.

For now, it’ll be available to Xbox Live members in 34 markets:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

Square videos are ill-suited to widescreen TVs, but the app accommodates for this with some slick overlays, menus and carousels. Vine has carried over the sections from its mobile experience (Comedy, Art, Animals, etc.) to aid with discovery and the app can also be used in the console’s smaller ‘Snap’ mode.

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The new Xbox One app also supports Microsoft’s second-generation Kinect sensor, so you can use voice commands or hand-wavey gestures in your living room to navigate the UI and pause six-second loops.

Xbox Wire (via VentureBeat)

Top image credit: Barone Firenze / Shutterstock.com

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