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The Creators Update: Beam Streaming for Xbox One

There’s nothing like having momentum on your side to carry you into the next big thing. Yep momentum is something Microsoft has and will continue to manifest until at least the release of Project Scorpio this holiday season of 2017.

So where’s this momentum and flurry of ideas coming from to give Microsoft the edge in the gaming community? Well from its keyword community of course. Microsoft takes its user based opinions and needs and holds them in high regards. Forums full of threads and questions are in large order to give us the gamers in the community what we want.

According to Microsoft, “These updates are about four key themes: Streaming, Performance, People, and Competition. We’ll make it easier to stream than ever before, by making Beam a feature on Xbox One and Windows 10”.
Read more at http://news.xbox.com/2017/01/13/creators-update-beam-streaming-increased-performance-fan-requested-features-coming-xbox-one-windows-10/#UDl6SzPmpQVFa3QK.99

For the sake of detail we’ll break this blog post up into a few different entries to try and gain clarity and focus. So first up lets take the streaming aspect. Beam for instance is a streaming service that will or has already decided to partner with Microsoft to develop a streaming app for the Xbox One. Sounds great but personally I’m not sure to where that manifested to be a good idea or priority in general. I scanned the Beam website and nothing struck me or stood out as being anything but a site for streaming gaming content. If it wasn’t for Twitch already being a ready to use app on the Xbox One I would have been excited but that’s simply not the case.

But then it hits me right in the very end of the section on Beam. According to Microsoft, “On a Windows 10 PC, press Windows + G to pull up the Game bar and click the broadcast button to start streaming. On Xbox One, you can start streaming with one button press from inside the Guide”. That’s it; stream from Windows 10. A very unique feature not provided by Twitch short and sweet.

So I guess the reason would be to ask why wouldn’t Twitch step in and just continue it’s development with Xbox to create the ultimate streaming service? Well that answer isn’t provided so I’ll let that be and stop there. So rest assured the all-in-one Xbox  train and your voice will not be derailed as we move on to Project Scorpio.

About Kyle Patterson

An avid gamer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whom is a graduate of the University of Phoenix. Accomplishments consist of an MBA and a Bachelors of the Sciences degree in Information Technology. Other interests are martial arts, cooking, music, anime, comics, and yes playing a whole hell of a lot of video games.

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