Get a sneak peek into the upcoming YouTube app for Xbox One

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  • A few pictures for a YouTube app developed for Xbox One have leaked on the Internet.
  • The app might soon be available for the general public in the Microsoft Store.
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sneak peek into the youtube app for xbox

It seems that a YouTube app for Xbox One is under development and might be launched in the Microsoft Store.

In a series of tweets, Aggiornamenti Lumia and other users revealed a few photos of the app, as installed on their devices.

How can I see or test the YouTube app?youtube app xbox

The app is not available for the general public yet, but a few users running on Windows Insider managed to see the app in the Store and also install it via the appx file.

So for now, the app is probably still under development. As the pictures show, it is a UWP app, not a PWA.

Since it only takes up a few tens of MB, it will probably not be released as an application per see.

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However, it promises an improved user experience when installed in Xbox One.youtube app in ms store

At this point, in order to watch YouTube on Windows users open the app in a web browser or via third-party apps. But the UWP should bring about new features.

For now, the tested app only has keyboard input.

It’s well known that Google has been trying to collaborate with Microsoft for some years now to develop a fully-featured YouTube app. Previous attempts on both sides to build an app for the Windows Phone have failed.

Neither Microsoft nor Google have confirmed anything about a possible soon-to-launched YouTube app yet.

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