No sooner has Beam been integrated into the Xbox platform do they decide on a big corporate rebranding. Very well timed. The Artist Formerly Known As Beam have announced that they're changing their name to Mixer, which honestly sounds like some kind of music service as opposed to gaming. Welcome to the next gen of live game streaming. Join us at https://t.co/B4JmyQwcvK to celebrate. #mixer#mixerworkshttps://t.co/cWGDmGMQAIpic.twitter.com/r71Bj6otIh — Beam (@WatchMixer) May 25, 2017 But the changes aren't stopping there, as the Mixer team are committed to bringing the best possible streaming experience on the market. Twitch better be looking over its shoulder. ... Read More »
Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be the console of choice for Streamers and today's update is designed to make that as easy as possible. That not only includes giving the Xbox One console improved functionality but also an easy to use navigation system and an overall positive user experience. Today's updates are not completely new having been made available to Xbox Insider's back in January, however today is the first time they will be available to all. Here is a full list of what has been made available: An updated look at Home: Simplified UI and increased system performance Optimised ... Read More »
Changes to Cortana aren't the only changes on the way for Xbox One owners. Microsoft is just about to launch the Creators Update - a significant upgrade for Windows 10 devices, including Xbox One. That's probably worth a reminder: inside every Xbox One there beats a Windows 10 heart - it's the reason why we have such a diverse range of apps and why we believe the Xbox One ecosystem has such a bright future. And things will only get brighter with the Creators Update or, more accurately, a series of updates that will occur throughout 2017, the first of which ... Read More »
Microsoft have announced that Beam, the interactive livestreaming service they acquired in August, will be integrated into Windows 10 and Xbox One as part of the free Windows 10 Creators Update due early 2017. Building Beam right into Windows 10 and Xbox One will allow anyone on Xbox Live the opportunity to become a game broadcaster without the need for additional software. Beam differs from other more popular livestream services in that it allows viewers to have greater involvement into the streamer's gameplay. Viewers earn XP and 'Sparks' which can be spent in interactive streams and best of all, Beam ... Read More »
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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