Microsoft has announced the release of the official GoPro app for its Xbox One game console, a few months after it launched a similar app for the older Xbox 360.

Like the Xbox 360 and Windows 8 apps, the Xbox One version allows users to watch tons of extreme sports videos made by owners of the small GoPro cameras.

The launch of this latest app includes four exclusive videos that were made especially for the Xbox One app. It also lets users share videos with others, along with a way to buy GoPro cameras and accessories directly from the app.

Microsoft also announced today that it has already recorded nearly half a million downloads of the GoPro app for the Xbox 360 since it was released in April. Worldwide, users have watches an average of 18 minutes of GoPro videos via the app per session, and that average goes up to 30 minutes in the US.

Microsoft added:

User-generated content is huge on Xbox and is expected to continue to grow as GoPro joins other popular apps like YouTube and Twitch. The Xbox-GoPro relationship helps support GoPro's initiative to grow content distribution and expand community reach worldwide, and we're very excited to participate in these efforts with the launch on Xbox One.

What do you think of GoPro being added to the Xbox One app lineup?

Source: Xbox Wire