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Latest Xbox Update Integrates Native Twitch Support Into Xbox Guide


Posted on February 24, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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For live streaming, console has been a unique medium for users to tackle the activity over the past couple of years. While native apps are out for platforms – that includes Nintendo Switch most recently – native support is a different story. Over at Xbox Microsoft decided to outright acquire a pre-existing platform to establish its own presence within the industry. But, we all know now that Microsoft ended up canning the project a few short years after the arrangement.

However, Microsoft told that its response to closing Mixer would be replaced with a new relationship in collaboration with Facebook Gaming. But while firmly stated, no evidence of this agreement has manifested. One executive did go on to clarify this will not be a forced attribute, but, we have yet to see any form of this deal surfacing.

Oddly enough, Microsoft this week revealed that Twitch will be rolling out native live streaming support directly to the Xbox Guide to make it a seamless experience for users on console.

Xbox and Twitch are teaming up to make live streaming from your Xbox easier than ever. You can now access Twitch directly from the Xbox guide and manage your setup in a few simple steps. From your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console, navigate to the “Capture and Share” tab on the guide and select “Live streaming.”

You’ll need to link your Twitch account by scanning the QR code with an iOS or Android mobile device or navigating to the URL with either your PC or mobile device. Once your account is linked, select the “Go live now” button to instantly go live and start live streaming games that are downloaded to your console.

Brenna Duffitt, Xbox Platform Services Software Engineer

“You can set your stream title and from the options panel, we’ve included the ability to manage game and mic audio levels, include party chat and even manually set your resolution and bitrate. Then all you need to do is click ‘Go live now.’ Want to swap games midstream? No worries, a pause screen will be displayed when you are not in game, and your console will automatically update the game you’re playing on Twitch.

“People can watch your streams on any device they use to access Twitch. On the Xbox console, players who follow you can choose to receive notifications when you go live on Twitch. To enable this, navigate to the Xbox Notifications within Preferences and adjust the live streaming settings.”

One of the last major updates to hit Xbox firmware rewinds back to November where Microsoft officially lifted the floodgates for Xbox Cloud Streaming. Now players can stream new titles via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to either Xbox One or even Xbox Series X|S without installing the client to their hard drive with the beta now available. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested to sample how Twitch works on Xbox after the update?

Source: Xbox Wire

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