Xbox One owners can upload gameplay video direct to YouTube starting Tuesday

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

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google is just worried they will fall behind in game videos but services like twich already won.

sorry google, you neglected the platform for ages and your convenient turn around is too little too late.

To little to late? Lots use YouTube as a source for video game help/walk throughs including games and have done so for years.

And it is good others are offering videos. It is good for users and good for competition. Will force Google to do and offer more and vise versa.

techbeck said,
To little to late? Lots use YouTube as a source for video game help/walk throughs including games and have done so for years.

And it is good others are offering videos. It is good for users and good for competition. Will force Google to do and offer more and vise versa.


of course they do, you tube is massive. But, and its a big but (Latino style) twitch has encroached and done so enough to build momentum, Google know this and as much as they want to #### on MS stuff they have to embrace xbox for this reason, 2 major consoles exist, a lot of video is published via both, google control neither.

they'd be fools to not update as it would be biting their nose of to spite their profits.

duddit2 said,

of course they do, you tube is massive. But, and its a big but (Latino style) twitch has encroached and done so enough to build momentum, Google know this and as much as they want to #### on MS stuff they have to embrace xbox for this reason, 2 major consoles exist, a lot of video is published via both, google control neither.

they'd be fools to not update as it would be biting their nose of to spite their profits.

Good for Twitch and I am always up for alternatives and like I said, it is good for competition. If it wasnt for others like Twitch, Google could continue to do the things it is doing with YouTube now and wouldnt of bothered with the XBOX ATM. Now Google is going to have to change its tune or get left behind. But I feel Google, like everyone else, will have to learn the hard way.

techbeck said,

Good for Twitch and I am always up for alternatives and like I said, it is good for competition. If it wasnt for others like Twitch, Google could continue to do the things it is doing with YouTube now and wouldnt of bothered with the XBOX ATM. Now Google is going to have to change its tune or get left behind. But I feel Google, like everyone else, will have to learn the hard way.


Dude, what are you guys talking about? Google has always made youtube accessible to those platforms that help them and the service. That goes for all platforms EXCEPT for Windows Phone because hardly anyone in the world uses it.

Guys, don't take it personally. If you do, you'll sound like that superfan boy Paul Thurrott.

Are the video's going to be shut down to the recent filter changes? if it includes copyright music that YouTube gaming channels been suffering from lately?

Jason Stillion said,
Are the video's going to be shut down to the recent filter changes? if it includes copyright music that YouTube gaming channels been suffering from lately?

Possibly. And if so, there is a procedure to follow to validate the vids and get them approved/posted.

Things like this is what helps the One really shine. Making it quick and easy to show off someones gaming skills (or lack thereof) with a button click or two.

Awfully convenient. Lets me skip the middle-man of having to upload to Onedrive, booting up the PC and uploading to Youtube from there.