Today in New York, Microsoft announced that Beam, the live streaming service that the company purchased recently, will be getting fully integrated into Xbox One and Windows 10.
Beam is an innovative live streaming platform for gaming and more. It offers low latency streams for much better interaction with viewers and also throws interactivity into the mix, allowing viewers to actually control the game play and more.
This service is being fully baked into Windows 10 and Xbox One, allowing anyone and everyone to stream their content without dedicated equipment such as a capture card. It was shown on stage to have an overlay displaying the chat and current viewers
In early 2017 Windows 10 will be getting what Microsoft is calling the ‘Creators Update’, which will add these features to Windows 10. It’s not totally clear how this will be implemented on the Xbox One front or if indeed the same feature set will be included. We’ll just have to wait and see, but there isn’t that long to wait.
Beam in my opinion is a fantastic streaming service. Having streamed on it myself over the last few months I’ve found it to be reliable, friendly and easy to use. I’m looking forward to this implementation and to seeing more people using the platform.
Twitch might at last have some serious competition.