Google surprised many people in November when it announced it would release an official YouTube app for the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One console. Today, there's word that the app will be getting an update that will allow owners of the game console to upload gameplay footage directly to their YouTube channel.
Previously, users could record game footage from the Xbox One's Game DVR feature, and then edit and upload those clips to their OneDrive account via Upload Studio. The video could then be transferred manually to YouTube or any other video service. Now Microsoft and Google are eliminating the middleman with this new YouTube update.
Microsoft's Xbox Wire site states:
Now, use Game DVR to capture epic gaming moments, edit them in Upload Studio, and, with the simple click of a button inside the YouTube app (look for My Uploads), share them instantly to your YouTube channel. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, add individual YouTube videos to your Pins, earn Media Achievements, and add your YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.
The same article also announces that the previously revealed GoPro app for the Xbox 360 will launch on Tuesday as well. It will have videos created with the GoPro camera along with a way to buy the hardware directly from the app. An Xbox One GoPro app is in the works.
Source: Xbox Wire | Image via Microsoft