Xbox One Gets YouTube Video Sharing Feature Tomorrow

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When the Xbox One first launched back in November of last year, it introduced gamers to Microsoft’s vision for the future of gaming. There were voice commands, exciting new games, and support for TV.

But, amidst all of the elements that Microsoft did deliver there were a few glaring omissions. One such missing feature that felt like an extreme oversight on Microsoft’s part, and Sony’s part for that matter, was the lack of support for uploading to YouTube.

Thankfully, Microsoft has heard gamers’ requests and YouTube upload support is finally on the way. In fact, the feature should hit the Xbox One some time tomorrow, April 8th.

Rather than introduce YouTube uploading as part of a new app, though, Microsoft is smartly integrating the service into its current YouTube app. And then, in turn, the YouTube app will communicate with the Xbox One’s clip sharing service, called Upload. All users need do is select the ‘Share Game Clips’ option on Upload and then hit ‘Share on Social Network’ to access YouTube uploading. Sounds simple enough.

Xbox One Upload Feature

What’s more, the YouTube app update will include a few additional features, including the ability to watch videos in snap mode, pin a video to your dashboard, add a YouTube channel to the Xbox OneGuide, and support for YouTube-based achievements. But really the key focus will be the video upload feature.

Unfortunately, Microsoft did not provide any firm details regarding YouTube sharing, specifically with regards to clip length. We know that the Upload service limits videos to only 5 minutes, and we suspect that will be the same for sharing to YouTube, but it would nice to see Microsoft expand those limits. Sure, 5 minutes is plenty when sharing a cool moment, but there are some people out there who’d likely want to put on a whole production together using both the Kinect camera and gameplay footage.

Either way, with the introduction of Twitch streaming and now this, it seems like Microsoft is making their console as accessible as possible. Where once YouTubers or Let’s Play-ers needed a bunch of expensive equipment to create their videos, now that’s all possible with a single device.

Are you glad that Microsoft is finally allowing YouTube uploads on the Xbox One? Are there any other major features you think the Xbox One is missing?

Source: Xbox Wire