Official Vine app released for Xbox One

Official Vine apps have been exclusive to smartphones since the service first launched, but that's changing today with the release of the social network's Xbox One app.

Revealed today in a post on Xbox Wire, Vine for Xbox One will allow users to view six-second videos uploaded to the social network, though they won't be able to record and upload clips themselves. Users can sort through channels on Vine with either a control or Kinect voice and gesture navigation, and they can also snap the app to the side of the screen.

The app isn't available in all markets, with Vine for Xbox One currently being limited to the following 34 locations: 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 United States.

Vine's release on Xbox One follows Microsoft's announcement of the app for its console in June, when the company also announced Twitter integration into Xbox One's TV programming listings. Additionally, Microsoft announced 34 other entertainment apps for the console in June, part of its push to increase Xbox One's capabilities as an all-around entertainment device.

Microsoft's inclusion of Twitter and Vine on Xbox One marks a change in its previous stance on social networks for its consoles, as it pulled apps for Twitter and Facebook from the Xbox 360 marketplace in October 2012. In a statement shortly after their removal from the marketplace, Microsoft said the social networks could instead be accessed via Internet Explorer on the console.

Source: Xbox Wire

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