Tagged: Beam

A month ago, we brought you news that Microsoft acquired the interactive livestreaming service, Beam. So it’s virtually self-evident that they would eventually bring the service to their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and release an app for Xbox One. Beam allows its viewers to interact in new-fangled ways such as allowing the streamer to control certain aspects of a particular game, whilst the viewer may get to control another facet. This feature alone, and the fact that Beam has better technology backing it, makes it a more stable platform than twitch, so we’re undoubtedly convinced that Microsoft are in this for the end-game. Twitch: Get your … Read More »

Looks like Mircosoft have some plans to change the way you consume your livestreams through your Xbox. It was announced on Xbox Wire that Microsoft have purchased the up and coming livestreaming service Beam, for an undisclosed sum. Unlike Twitch, Beam has a focus on the audience interacting with the livestreamer, whether that be through giving the streamer different challenges on Minecraft, or picking their loadouts in a multiplayer game. In the blog post on Xbox Wire, Chad Gibson, Partner Group Manager for Xbox Live has this to say: “We at Xbox are excited about this convergence between playing and watching, … Read More »

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