Microsoft unveiled the Microsoft Beam Streaming App service last August to fold its advanced viewers interactions with its gaming services on Windows 10 and the Xbox one. Then they finally opened testing up to the selected users at the end of the January, and now today they are taking the next step in competing against the Twitch by launching the Microsoft Beam Streaming App service for Xbox One. Previously, only certain members of the Xbox Insider Program get first crack at it, but you will now be able to watch our favorite streamers right from your console.
The Microsoft Beam Streaming App will enable you to view Beam streams or to broadcast some of your own gameplay to the service. If the users get into the preview, so they can test it out by hitting the guide button on your Xbox One controller, selecting the broadcast icon at the bottom of the menu, and opening up Beam. The standard options for toggling on and off microphone, camera and chat, as well as camera position and overlay options, are right in the setting.
Beam app is bringing live gaming video content to the web, like Twitch, but unlike that Amazon owned competitor, Beam streaming app has almost no delay between when you do something and when your audience sees it. The app will potentially enable much more social interaction between the broadcaster and their audience, and it is one of the primary reason that Microsoft acquired Beam streaming app in August.
The Streaming app will let you watch and interact with channels you follow “in near real time.”
Xbox One app also generated the service’s Sparks currency and XP, just like the desktop version does. The company is promising that the Beam other ways to interact with streams, which they plan to announce at GDC 2017 in a couple of weeks.