Microsoft is planning to launch new online video services for the Xbox Video platform, with the aim of increasing the number of apps available for people to enjoy, Microsoft’s executive vice president of products Alex Kipman said on Tuesday.
The news comes as Microsoft announced last month that it would acquire YouTube for $2.4 billion, in part to increase its video content library and also to expand its Xbox Video offering.
Microsoft will make the Bing video app available on the Xbox video platform, Microsoft said.
The new video services will enable people to search for content on the Internet and then find it by video title, description, or a series of videos.
They will also be able to watch video from videos they’ve already watched.
The video app is expected to launch with a wide variety of content, including movies, music, video games, and TV shows.
Microsoft said it will also add a new feature for videos: video highlights, which can be shared in a video with a user’s friends.
Microsoft is also expanding the number and types of apps for the platform, including Bing News, a social news platform for Windows and Xbox fans.
Microsoft previously launched its Newsstand app, which allows users to subscribe to various news sources including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and others.
The Bing News app will be available for download later this year.
Microsoft, which has long sought to expand video for its users, said in January that it planned to add video services to the Xbox platform later this summer.
Microsoft had previously said that it plans to offer video services through Xbox Live.
Microsoft said it would offer more video services in the future, including voice search, video chat, and gaming.