August 18th 2014 9:10 pm PT

ReddX: reddit App for Xbox One Available Soon

In June we announced more than 45 new entertainment experiences coming to Xbox One and we continue to deliver on that commitment with additions like ReddX, an app that we are confident our reddit fans will embrace with open arms.

At Xbox, community is a big part of who we are. And we know at reddit, community makes up the very core of the service there, too. The launch of ReddX on Xbox One is exciting because it combines the intense community involvement we’ve come to know on both platforms with the unique capabilities offered by Xbox One.

Starting tomorrow, you can combine your reddit experience with the biggest screen in your home: thanks to Xbox One, while you game, you can also browse the first-ever reddit app for the TV. 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. Thanks to ReddX, redditors can interact with each other in similar ways to the reddit.com experience, and in addition unlock unique media achievements named after some of the Internet’s favorite memes. In fact, I just posted the first reddit thread created from a console tonight before we officially launch in the morning – check it out here.

ReddX on Xbox One lets Xbox Live members in the U.S. and Canada check out every subreddit in addition to a customized main page. 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.

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.

Also launching this week on Xbox One is MTV along with new updates coming to the Twitch app on Xbox One. For more details on those, click here to head over to Xbox Wire.

Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Bowenac

    Now all we need is PLEX!

    • Jon Taylor

      Oh yes, make it happen MS

    • dieterl

      Yes! Microsoft please assist the developers working on Plex.

  • Austacker

    Australia says “why you no love us too Microsoft?”

    /goes to back to dreaming about an Australian based Azure server…

    • DrToker

      Azure comes live in Australia this year, possibly October. Search “Behind Microsoft’s “go big” plans for Azure Australia.

    • ZappyKins

      It’s the developers, not Microsoft, but Alex above suggest:

      “Just change your language to english and your country to United
      States, download the app and change that back to your previous settings.
      I do that everytime and I’m from Austria.”

      Guess it’s worth a try.

  • Anthony

    WO!

  • vbhatt08

    This is cool! Gonna download it first thing in the morning!

    What I would love is for a sports app that shows scores across EVERY league in EVERY sport. Also get notifications on when your fav. team gets a point or what not… Kinda like the World Cup app but for all sports.

    • http://dollmytee.blogspot.com/ DollMytee

      An ESPN app would be sick.

      • vbhatt08

        Exactly! ESPN for USA, The Score in Canada, Sky Sports score ticker in EU!

  • http://dollmytee.blogspot.com/ DollMytee

    Available right now? I do not see it on the store yet….

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      It should be available by 0800 ET Tuesday.

      • http://dollmytee.blogspot.com/ DollMytee

        OK, great. Thanks major! This is going to make so many people crazy excited in the morning when they wake up to this!

      • Bruh_Im_Geeked

        Major I’m still waiting…

      • seanjackson

        Still not seeing it in the app store.

      • WARLORD

        I am like a prickly pear

  • http://www.trueachievements.com/Samba+P.htm Andreas

    Got an invite from Master Chief Jr to join the preview program, he said I had to wait 3-5 days for a message with a link in it where I could sign up. It has been 5 days and no message. I guess alot of people got invites during gamescom so it might take longer, I just wanted to ask how long some of you other guys had to wait.

    • Please Clarify

      I had to wait for a little over 3 weeks.

    • Miguel McCrary

      I am part of the program you can send me a FR on Xbox One and I will invite you! GT: Meow im a horse

    • ebays

      so did i and i havent gotten anything either. maybe he was lying.

    • sala91

      same here. eagerly awaiting and yet nothing happens yet.

    • Rudy Bienaime

      Same here today…Tuesday the August 19 will mark the 5th day… btw it wasn’t him that said the wait period was 3-5 days it was the invitation email that was sent along with the invite.

      • http://www.trueachievements.com/Samba+P.htm Andreas

        okey, I didnt get an e-mail, just a message on xbox live from Master Chief Jr.

        • Rudy Bienaime

          I’m sorry that is what I meant…. The message from from master chief jr. 5 business days ago today… and that was the maximum days the message said…. we shall see 3-5 days

  • http://the-backburner.com/ Andrew

    I like Reddit, but I guess I won’t leave my personal account logged in!

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    I’ve always been curious about reddit but I don’t really know much about it to be honest, from what I did know though I never expected it to be an Xbox one app? Weird. Maybe it’s cool though, I’ll have to check it out.

    • xPutNameHerex

      Expect a lot of things to be an Xbox One app in the end. When Windows Threshold comes around in the upcoming year, it’s going to merge the Windows, WP, and Xbox One XRT (that Windows 8 partition on the One) OSes together so apps can be developed for all three simultaneously. They’ve already demoed apps like Khan Academy working on the big screen with Kinect, controller, and voice control.

  • Mark

    Hey Major. What happened to the weekly Live Activity? Did it get moved to another website? I really want to see what players are playing.

  • Enigma777

    Neat app, terrible logo.

  • Riekopo

    That white text and black background looks a little hard on the eyes. It would probably be better with black text on a white background.

  • 0rtep

    anybody know whats on sale this week for xbox one i checked xbldb and i found only 360 rockstar titles

  • Beano

    No, do not want

  • Beluvius

    Just a quote of two parts of sentences said by Major Nelson in his Video: “… with more than 190 countries casting more than ..” and then at the end “… available today in the US and Canada.”. Something wrong here? Let me see: All the love of MS has for the other 188 countries (or at least those where XBOX1 is available) is just amazing…

    • http://socialsteak.com/ Stephen Robinson

      They don’t choose if the app is available to everyone, the dev does.

  • Elan Gabriel

    Major, out of curiosity what’s the reason for not releasing it worldwide ?

    Is it about content licensing ? Required localization ? 100% Developer’s choice ?
    It it was a game, I could understand but an app ?

    Would be nice to learn about the reason, thanks.

    • eigenlaut

      reddx developers said it had something to do with ad partners, not microsofts choice

      • Elan Gabriel

        Thanks. I assumed there was a reason for that, just wanted to know what was it.

  • Guest

    So when will the UK get it?

    • beardyman3218

      When the advertisers decide on what adverts to throw at us. The reason the app is delayed is due to as partners according to other sources.

      • montysan

        Is it so expensive to release without ads until they get them sorted? Just have placeholder Microsoft ads until it is. I realise the app isn’t written by Microsoft, but they could help out

  • Luke Foord

    I’ll pay for a no ads version.

    • Yannick Gagné

      me too

  • trfe

    This is really slick. Nice!

  • balty76

    GREAT !

    Now, unleash the Plex app ! :)

    • James Schaffer

      No kidding! I cant wait for Plex!

    • alain shihime

      sorry but what is plex?

  • Marcus Roof

    This will go a long way to create goodwill with a gargantuan social network…Many Redditors reddit every day…Twitter is coming but a snappable FB would make a lot of sense too…

  • follower117

    reddit is used by millions all over the world, but is only available in us and canada, im so happy i payed 500 bucks and not being able to use this feutures, im from spain.

    • Alex

      Just change your language to english and your country to United States, download the app and change that back to your previous settings. I do that everytime and I’m from Austria.

  • EightGalaxies

    Bring this to the UK! Stop always leaving us out

  • Allergic2tea

    Any idea how to get this or when? Major’s post yesterday said “Tomorrow”, the intro post on /r/Reddx that was posted 2 days ago says “today”. But I’m not finding it anywhere in the store.

    • Carnage Rules

      It’s available now

  • Omnux

    Needs a feature to zoom on pics and things. Long strips cannot be viewed closer to read small writing. Also need an ability to click on links in comments as I cannot see the reply gifs and pics posted in threads, but otherwise, really cool that you guys brought this to Xbox.

    • Yannick Gagné

      Zoom is the left and right triggers.

  • ZappyKins

    And just like that Xbox One wins the console race.

    • WARLORD

      Bangers and mash! Bubbles and squeak! Smoked eel pie! Haggis

  • Lucky13X

    Are those the real achievements? Larry Hryb has finally made the BIG TIME.

  • Maikon Moro

    Just change your xone region to United States, download the App, and change back to your region.

    Im from Brazil, and im in the ea access beta, even tho in the site it says its only available to US and Canada users. xone doesnt have region lock, so you can download any app from any region.

  • RSix

    usa/canada … always -.-”. games, apps and more – wtf. europe here, sorry for this.

  • Lucky13X

    This app is TERRIBLE. It will SUCK AWAY your like and I don’t even use the Reddit site. Stay away or your games will gather dust!!

  • alain shihime

    what’s with some gifs not playing?also some pictures dont show up and it just says unable to display

 
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