Back in June, we covered Microsoft's announcement that more than 45 entertainment apps
would be coming to the Xbox One. We have new details on one of those covered apps, MTV
, as well as info for ReddX
, and also details covering changes to the Twitch
For those unfamiliar with what exactly reddit
is about, this quote from user Dapper77 pretty much sums the site up nicely:
This is a place friendly to thought, relationships, arguments, and to those that wish to challenge those genres.
Complete with the Snap function, gamers can place the ReddX
app to the side of their TV while gaming or doing something else. "Redditors" can interact with other ReddX
users "in similar ways to the reddit.com experience". Xbox LIVE members residing in the US and Canada can scroll through the subreddits and customize their main page. Users will also have the ability to view images, watch videos and "GIFS", and zoom in and out over text and images, all through your TV.
Using ReddX also allows you to upvote or downvote a thread with just the touch of a button, as well as easily add your comments using your Xbox One controller, media remote or Xbox SmartGlass on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. If you find an image that’s just too good to pass over, ReddX lets you save a photo to your profile or set any image as the background for your ReddX app.
Here's a video of Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson, as he showcases the highlights and some of his favourite features of the new ReddX
app is available now exclusively for residents of the US and Canada, on Xbox One.Twitch
might have just become just a little bit more popular for our dedicated TrueAchievements
users. The coding magician himself, TrueAchievement
, recently added
an option that allows Twitch
users to broadcast their videos straight from their homepage! With this in mind and, of course, for those who were already familiar with the streaming app anyway, a bunch of new features have been added to the app to make the experience just that bit better.
The additional features add the option to auto zoom, capture audio via connected headsets, and a new "watch with friends" option:
The “watch with friends” section lets you see the Twitch channels your friends on Xbox are watching and check out the same broadcasts. The home screen of the “watch with friends” section showcases what up to six friends are watching, and becomes hidden if none of your friends are viewing Twitch channels. Twitch is also adding a new optional feature that allows Kinect to follow and zoom to your face while broadcasting, and when the Kinect is not plugged into the console, audio can be captured from the player’s attached headset.
Last but not least, the MTV
app has been recently released with a few details and screens to boot too. The MTV
app has launched on Xbox One but is exclusive for residents of the US. Downloaders of the app can check out "sneak peeks, bonus clips, recent full episodes from select MTV series with a TV subscription and more".
You’ll also be able to read the latest in pop culture news, fashion and go behind-the-scenes of blockbuster movies. If you’re a huge fan of festivals, and music and video awards, MTV on Xbox One follows the latest and greatest.
app is available to download right now. If it hasn't arrived already, the Twitch
update is due to be released this week.