Xbox gamers looking to start streaming and broadcasting their exploits on the Xbox platform may be interested in this quick demonstration video for the new Beam Broadcasting system which is being created by Microsoft for both Windows 10 systems and the Xbox One.
In the video embedded below Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, demonstrates how to get up and running broadcasting through Beam on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The Beam App Arrives on Xbox One for Xbox Insiders this week.
The popularity of game streaming has exploded in the past few years, and Beam is unique in that it not only lets gamers broadcast or watch their favorite streams, but Beam also gives streamers and viewers the ability to interact and play along together – it’s pretty cool. We’re constantly energized and impressed by the vibrant and dedicated following of gamers, streamers, and viewers that connect with Beam on a daily basis, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to officially join the Xbox Live community.
Starting this week, the Beam app gives select Xbox Insider members the ability to watch, chat, and interact with their favorite game streamers in near real-time, just as we’ve done on the web. You’ll also be able to browse, search and follow your favorite game streams, as well as earn Sparks and Experience Points (XP) while viewing. For those who are new to Beam, Sparks are in-app currency you can use to interact with streamers, unlock new emotes, get XP boosters, and more. For every minute you watch a stream, you earn two Sparks. Experience Points are a way to show how much you’ve watched streams – for every five minutes watching a stream you earn 10 XP.
For the creators out there in the Xbox and Windows Insider Programs, friendly reminder you can already start a Beam broadcast through the Guide on Xbox One or the Game Bar on Windows 10 PCs. We wanted to make it easier for you to start your live game streams without any delays so you can quickly connect and engage with your viewers no matter where they are. You can start streaming on Xbox One by simply pressing one button from inside the Guide. The ability to manage your Beam broadcasts and interact with fellow gamers on chat will appear as overlays. You can start streaming on a Windows 10 PC by pulling up the Game Bar (Windows key + G) – it’s that easy, no extra software required. Check out the walkthrough video above for a step-by-step guide on how to broadcast on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
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