YouTube app lands on Xbox One

The video-streaming app makes it to the Microsoft gaming console.

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Xbox One users will be able to access online video content from a dedicated YouTube app, according to a post Wednesday from the team behind Microsoft's top-selling console franchise.

The app will land on the gaming console on November 22 for most countries, according to Xbox. Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand will have to wait a bit longer.

The new app takes advantage of Xbox's voice and gesture controls. Users will be able to control the app by saying "YouTube" whenever they are in the app. The term will cue commands like play, pause, and fast-forward. Users can use gestures to grab the screen, and scroll through and watch videos. Down the line, the app will also include Snap mode, which lets you use two apps simultaneously on a split screen.

While the Xbox 360 has a similar YouTube app, neither Microsoft's Windows Phone nor Xbox competitor Sony's PlayStation 4 have yet to land the video app.

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