Xbox One Gets Official Reddit App, Available Now--What Do You Think?

Now you never have to leave /r/gaming

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

What do you think about the new additions? Let us know in the comments below.

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Discussion

138 comments
WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Well its not pronounced 'Gif' it is pronounced 'jif'. Straight from the creators mouth. Not surprised someone from Xbox got that mixed up.

BMTO_Abe_Ace
BMTO_Abe_Ace

Why would anyone willingly download a glorified internet comments section?

forkandplate
forkandplate

I don't like reddit and I don't have an xboxone so I don't care.

straightcur
straightcur

Available worldwide or only in the US?

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

It's freaking great for Xbox users.  Wish I had that on PS4.  But...  since PS4 is on top...  of course we are not going to get such cool things. 

camohiddendj
camohiddendj

My PC has always came with a Reddit app... I don't see what's so special about this.

mdign
mdign

Real gamers don't even use Reddit, let alone smart people. The only place this would succeed would be with ponies. The kids on PSN really like that stuff.

imajinn
imajinn

MTV app? Is MTV still relevant at all? I have not watched MTV in ages.

mcmflyguy
mcmflyguy

I just want hbogo... stop giving me stuff I don't use on xbox because I have an ipad, smart phone, or computer to use reddit.

pork7
pork7

micro$oft just doesn't seem to understand people already have PCs.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

great, can we counter this with an official 4.chan app?

some of us prefer a more sophisticated community without all the "le epic" meme culture

saltlife225
saltlife225

I only use Reddit to research interviews with developers and engineers on how awesome Xbox One is. I don't make stuff up like the rest of the internet.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Someone tell MS we have cellphones.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I've never actually used it. I can imagine without keyboard support this will be more for spectating on the forums than contributing to them? For anything more than a few words anyway.

If people want to keep track of the boards and snap it to the bar on their Xbox I suppose that isn't a bad thing to have.

oflow
oflow

@WingChopMasta even though thats true the creator admitted on NPR that most people say 'Gif'.

Cant find anything to criticize in the topic at hand why not tr0ll XBox? Seems legit.

The Sony reddit article is ---> way.  
Oops no its not.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@mdign Spoken like a true Xbox fan. 'Real' gamers? Halo avatar...enough said.


You also have it mixed up which also doesn't surprise me. PS4 fans don't want this crap which is why it is selling so well, it is a powerful gaming console. Not a confused piece of tech grasping at any straw to find its worth.

Draken_Domingo
Draken_Domingo

@mdign Except Reddit is massively popular and the subreddits for the more competitive games are frequented by pro players as well as offer a place to discuss something specific that you like.  I don't even like Reddit and I know that /r/GlobalOffensive is one of the better places to go for Counter-Strike.

sanchango
sanchango

@imajinn MTV is not MTV anymore, music is practically nonexistent but "reality" shows are apparently thriving there.

mrshickadance
mrshickadance

@pork7  sometimes the wife, girlfriend, roommate, mom, dad, brother, or sister are on the computer.

cubanb804
cubanb804

@pork7 I am going to go out on a limb here and say that micro$oft didn't build this app. 

b00me
b00me

@pork7 It's an option, you don't have to use it, it's there for people who don't have a PC or want a dedicated app. I don't see why people try to be negative about giving people options.

straightcur
straightcur

@HonorOfGod  Why do you need a cell phone with all those apps when you can do all the same things on a pc.   Ridiculous argument isn't it.  

mochasmiley
mochasmiley

@Dannystaples14 Sorry Einstein, it is called Smartglass and MS has had it out since the beginnning and guess what you can type paragraphs after paragraphs with no problem.

Splincir
Splincir

@Dannystaples14 Get smart glass app. It is most definitely worth it, if for no other reason than to be able to use your keyboard.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@saltlife225 @mcmflyguy 

My goodness.  This statement pretty much says all we need to know about you.

Look, "bro", since you claim to speak for mankind, if you are going to take on such a lofty position, you might want to check your facts about the audience profile.  Of the 14.2 million viewers that average viewing the show, a good percentage of those are male.


Please look into it.  I don't want you looking silly on your first day on the job.

mcmflyguy
mcmflyguy

@saltlife225 well chicks are in it, but I like to rewatch entourage, and like watching silicon valley so when that comes back on I wanna be able to watch that. if you haven't checked that out you should. last 2 episodes in the first season are hillarious

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@saltlife225 @pork7 


I kind of like our new t.roll.

He's amusing.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@WingChopMasta Good for you, you were on it for 10 minutes and you think you know what it is.

what are "freakings"? 

saltlife225
saltlife225

@Spartan_418 @saltlife225 I didn't disagree. I just wouldn't go as far to call it more sophisticated lol


Talk to the Mimi Reader creator. He has a great way of getting around the censored content.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@saltlife225 @TheWatcher000 

So, EVERY male that watches Game Of Thrones is g.ay.

You really are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?