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Direct YouTube sharing hits Xbox One Tuesday

App update streamlines video upload process

Microsoft will streamline the process of uploading Xbox One videos to YouTube with an update Tuesday.

The firm announced on Monday that it plans to add upload functionality to the console's YouTube app. Users still capture footage with Game DVR and edit it with Upload Studio, but after that they can head to the YouTube App's "My Uploads" category to post the videos directly from the console.


Users no longer need to upload the edited footage to SkyDrive, download it onto a PC, and manually upload via YouTube's website. The process of sharing clips directly to social networks like Twitter and Facebook remains the same.

The updated YouTube app will let users watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, let users pin YouTube videos to the Xbox One Dashboard, add Media Achievements, and add YouTube channels to OneGuide.

Microsoft also announced that the GoPro app will go live on Tuesday featuring videos from users worldwide. It will also allow for direct purchases of GoPro cameras and accessories.

An Xbox One system update recently issued to Xbox Update Preview participants fixes a number of issues regarding Blu-ray playback and controller issues. It also adds a new feature enabling players to manually install downloaded updates instead of having to start a game to do so.