Reddit app Readit for Windows 10 is ready for the Xbox One with latest update

The popular third-party Reddit app Readit for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile has a new update. It includes a darker theme and is now ready to be released for the Xbox One, once Microsoft gives the go-ahead.

The change log for the new version of Readit states its new features:

  • Dark theme is now darker (enjoy AMOLED users)
  • Light theme is now a bit lighter
  • Changed some animations in the post viewer such as the comments header and parallax effect added to post content, also the comment count now slides in where the loading indicator is instead of moving abruptly
  • New comment UI, transparent with a new hierarchy indicator
  • Changed the way subreddit post notifications work
  • A toast will only display on screen for the first new post it finds (this applies to every subreddit that you enabled notifications for)
  • All other posts found will be added to the action center silently (at most 4 other notifications for each sub)
  • Added support for the "suggested sort" that mods can set on posts (such as q&a for AMAs)
  • If a suggested sort is set and you visit the link, the suggested sort will be loaded automatically
  • You will know this as it will be indicated with a "(suggested)" tag either in the mobile sort menu or the desktop's sort dropdown
  • Comments should scroll a bit more smooth than before

Here's what Xbox One users can expect when the Readit app officially launches:

  • Select will open the hamburger menu
  • Y will open the sidebar
  • RB/LB, Right Thumbstick & Left Thumbstick Left/Right navigation in swipe view to switch between posts
  • Controller is used as a mouse until I get the time to write an entire UI for the big screen/native controller support
  • Favorites appear at the top of the subs list like mobile
  • Defaults to desktop UI, can be overridden via settings (Disable adaptive UI - on; Prefer desktop UI - off)
  • Moving right stick left/right will:
  • Upvote/downvote comments
  • Mark as read/unread for posts
  • Can be disabled via the Swipe Actions setting in browsing settings

Yes, there are some bug fixes as well:

  • Fixed cloud sync (roaming data) not syncing correctly for some users
  • Fixed adaptive UI on desktop/tablets not triggering, and the associated settings not being respected
  • Fixed vevo videos/copyrighted videos not loading
  • Fixed swipe view in profiles for all category options
  • Fixed a bug where posts would fail to load if a youtube url contained uppercase characters randomly in the domain name
  • Fixed "Select a post..." message disappearing in desktop randomly when there is no post selected
  • Fixed arrow keys navigating posts when in a textbox
  • Fixed links not loading when launching from live tiles for subreddits

Download Readit from the Windows Store

QR: Readit

John Callaham