Vine Update Focuses on Web Experience, Adds a TV Mode

Watching 6-second Vine videos on the web isn't exactly a new feature, but up until now, Vine's browser-based experience lacked some critical features. The popular Twitter-owned video sharing service addressed those shortcomings by fleshing out the web experience. Now when you log into Vine from a browser, you'll be able to do much more, such as view your home feed and like, comment, and share videos the same as you do on the mobile version.

You can also click on a username to see his or her full profile and browse the videos they've created since joining Vine, as well as share your own profile with others. Vines are still muted by default, so to hear what's going on, just hover your mouse cursor over the video to bring up the mute/unmute button in the upper left-hand corner.

Vine Web

The other update to Vine on the web is a TV Mode. If you click on the TV icon in the upper right-hand corner of your feed or any profile, you'll be able to view a collection of videos in sequence and in full screen mode.

This isn't exactly groundbreaking stuff, especially the expanded web interface, which you could argue should have been a part of the Vine experience since the beginning. However, it's a start in the right direction and admittedly "just a first step toward bringing you a richer, more enjoyable web experience," Vine says.