A first look at LEGO VIDIYO sets revealed that you cannot save and share your music videos beyond the limits of the linked app.
YouTuber Solid Brix Studios shared a first look at the upcoming augmented reality theme, which will hit stores and LEGO.com on March 1. And he noted what could be a major source of frustration for fans: content created in the app is locked into the LEGO VIDIYO platform.
This means you won’t be able to post your music videos on social media, text them to your friends, or even just save them to your phone. The only way to show them to other people is either in person (which doesn’t seem particularly helpful in the midst of a pandemic) or by uploading them to the app’s own moderated sharing feed.
The logic behind this decision is quite obvious: keeping children safe online is extremely important, so connecting the LEGO VIDIYO app directly to social media platforms is obviously not an option. But that doesn’t explain why the videos can’t be downloaded to your device, allowing older fans to share them using native Facebook or Twitter apps, or younger fans to send them to their friends and their family.
Much like David at Solid Brix Studios, the inability to share content beyond the LEGO VIDIYO app can be a hindrance for many. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t potential solutions to the problem – as David suggests, the LEGO Group could introduce an opt-out option for users above a certain age, allowing them to save and to share their clips.
“There is a simple software update that can fix this issue, so hopefully [the LEGO Group] will add this functionality, because it is absolutely necessary,” he explains. “There absolutely should be some sort of opt-out so you can save your full minute music video and share it elsewhere.”
For now, you’ll have to make do with the limitations of the LEGO VIDIYO app, which is currently available for download on Android and iOS. If you want to know more about LEGO VIDIYO before it launches next month, check out our guide to everything we know so far, including the full lineup of sets, current song library and more.
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