Starting tomorrow, the Xbox One is getting an update that will introduce Reddit and MTV apps to the system as well as offer increased functionality for the currently existing Twitch app.
The Reddit app is called ReddX, and a post on the Xbox Wire stated, “ReddX on Xbox One can be Snapped to the side of your TV while you’re gaming or using another app to help you monitor and join in threads on the site while you’re doing anything else.”
You’ll be able to access every subreddit in addition to a “customized main page.” And like browsing Reddit.com, you can “read text and view images, videos and GIFs on your TV and can even zoom in or out of text and images for a closer look.”
With a button press you can upvote or downvote posts, add comments, or save any photos you find to your profile.
Microsoft announced that an MTV app is coming to Xbox One tomorrow as well that includes, “sneak peeks, bonus clips, recent full episodes from select MTV series with a TV subscription and more.”
And finally, new features coming to the Twitch app, which include:
- Auto zoom
- Audio capture from headsets
- The ability to see Twitch channels that people on your Friends list are watching, then join in watching those same broadcasts
- Kinect will (optionally) follow and zoom to your face while broadcasting
- When the Kinect isn’t attached, audio can be captured from a headset
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