As if there aren’t enough things on the Xbox One to distract gamers from their everyday lives, Microsoft will now be entertaining console players in six second bursts with the launch of the Vine app on the next-gen console.

Vine is a social media service that allows users to create six second videos, some of which are rather clever and highly creative, and post them to the service for others to view. Traditionally the social platform has only been available for smartphones, but this is the first time that it has been developed for TV.

“Available to Xbox Live members, Vine on Xbox One provides a spectacular Vine viewing experience for your TV that brings you one of the world’s most used video apps alongside your favourite games and entertainment,” Microsoft said in a media statement.

As with most apps on the Xbox One, you will be able to control it using the Kinect’s voice and gesture controls. You can also search for Vines by category.

“You can watch popular Vines, explore channels like Art, Music & Dance, and Comedy, view playlists, and more. In addition, the app can be snapped next to your games, TV or other entertainment apps, making it possible to watch Vines alongside your favourite games or whatever you’re watching.

The app is available for download in the Store through the Xbox One dashboard.

[Source – Microsoft]
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