Microsoft is not resting on their laurels when it comes to gaming as new features have been announced for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Ironically, they’re unique features to each system, so hopefully you still have both of them.
First up is the Xbox 360, which is gaining an official GoPro app to view a curated channel of GoPro videos. GoPro has become the defacto source of stomach nauseating point-of-view videos, often featuring extreme sports. It’s hard to fathom how much the mini-camera system has changed our experience in watching people perform wild and crazy stunts in such a short time. Now, you’ll be able to watch all the latest right on your Xbox 360.
The app will need an Xbox Gold subscription, so technically it’s not free. Having said that, we’re sure a lot of you use the Gold subsidy already, so this is just another bonus.
The app is due to land this week with bonus exclusive videos to kick off the launch. In addition, you’ll be able to purchase GoPro cameras and accessories directly through the app with orders fulfilled by the Microsoft online store (for US orders).
Want it on the Xbox One? No worries, as that app is still slated for a summer release.
For Xbox One users, you’ll get a new YouTube app tomorrow. This update has one main feature: the ability to upload Game DVR clips from your account to your YouTube channel. Considering YouTube is the go-to service for sharing a video these days that opens up a whole new playing field for gamers who’ve achieved some remarkable gaming conquests.
Users will be able to capture their wins via Game DVR, which can then be edited using Upload Studio. In the YouTube app, simply head to the new My Uploads where you can then pull up those clips for quick and easy sharing.
But wait, there’s more!
The new YouTube app also gets the following new (and overdue) features starting tomorrow:
- Watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode
- Add individual YouTube videos to your Pins
- Earn Media Achievements
- Add your YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels
It’s kind of hard to believe the YouTube app doesn’t already rock those options, so it’s nice to see them finally arrive.
Look for the new Xbox One YouTube update tomorrow and the GoPro app for the Xbox 360 sometime this week.
Source: Xbox Wire
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