Vine comes to Apple Watch

25 Nov 2015785 Views

Vines, those tiny little Twitter-powered videos, are now viewable on those tiny little Apple Watch screens.

Vine is actually bringing out two software upgrades today, with the Apple Watch combination joined up with a new ability to swipe left through more and more Vines.

The watchOS app launched, but, for some reason, we couldn’t download it in here. Presumably that means it’s a US release, first, but early reviews of the app show similar issues for others too.

So, here’s what we know so far. Vine’s Apple Watch app is live-ish. This means you can watch Vines on your wrist, and monitor the number of loops on the watch face. Neither of these sound too fantastic.

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The new iOS update, though, is a bit of a shift. When you’re finished watching a Vine you can basically swipe left and a ‘related’ Vine appears next up.

You can keep swiping until boredom overcomes you, something at home with both Twitter-based attention spans and, indeed, other swipe-based activities.

Apple Watch image via Anna Hochuck/Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt is senior communications and content executive at NDRC. He previously worked as a journalist with Silicon Republic.

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