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You Can Watch Vines on Your Xbox One, But You Can’t Record Them

by Joey Davidson | October 15, 2014October 15, 2014 10:30 pm PDT

Vine on Xbox One

If you’re an Xbox One owner and addicted to the world of Vines, you can now download the official Vine app on your console for a unique way to browse and view the brief video loops.

The Vine app itself looks pretty cool, and the Microsoft team says “this is the first Vine viewing experience built specifically for the TV, giving you access to funny, quirky, artistic, creative Vines directly in your living room.”

They’ve even built the app for viewing with Kinect in mind:

Now you can watch and explore the world of short, looping videos, and Xbox One makes them easy to enjoy using Kinect voice or gesture control to play, pause and search through the next or previous Vine. 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 favorite games or whatever you’re watching.

That’s all fine and dandy, but it seems to me that Vine and Xbox have missed a golden opportunity for sharing gameplay and reactions through the app. Imagine being able to record gameplay while swapping between shots of you through your Kinect. Or, hey, why not have whole Vines made using only the fancy camera Microsoft initially required with each purchase of the Xbox One.

I don’t know, it just seems like a missed opportunity to me. “Xbox, Vine that” actually sounds pretty cool.

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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