Vine rolls out Apple Watch app and new ways to discover and watch videos

By , Nov 24, 2015

Vine for Apple Watch screenshot 001

Twitter-owned Vine, a short-form video sharing service, is now available on the Apple Watch with a native watchOS 2 app that streams best videos from Featured and Favorites sections to your wrist.

A Vine complication is available as well so you can track your account’s loops and access the native app from your watch face. In addition to the Apple Watch app, this edition of Vine includes features that make it easier to make and discover audio remixes on the service and more.

Apple Watch app and Complication

Vine’s native Apple Watch app (enable it under the My Watch → Vine section in the companion Watch app) lets you watch videos from the creators you’ve selected as your Favorites in the iPhone app and check out hand-selected Vines in the Featured feed.

When the video starts playing, you can Like or Revine it directly from the app, too. As mentioned, Vine’s wrist app comes with a handy complication for your watch face.

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This lets you see your account’s total loops and quickly access the app right from the watch face. To add the complication, press firmly on the screen and select a watch face that supports third-party complications.

Now tap Customize and select a free slot. Finally, turn the Digital Crown to scroll through all of the available complications, and select Vine.

Tidbits

This update also brings out a new way to view similar Vines: just swipe left on any post to see more Vines like the one you’re currently watching.

Vine for iPhone swiping

Moreover, tapping the ellipsis icon on any Vine now lets you quickly access Vine’s option to create a Vine using the audio from that post. As a bonus, find remixes faster by tapping the music note on a post to see track or sound info, and then tap the arrow at the top of your feed to see remixes with the same audio.

Availability

Vine requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

The app is localized in English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

Grab Vine at no charge in the App Store.

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  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    Thanks god, an awesome update!

  • …and also drops support for the iPhone 5.

    • Noohar

      Yeah…what the fudge man…

  • Shingo

    i can not install on ipad it says not compatible??? why