How to Stream to Beam on Xbox One

Posted April 04, 2017

The Creators Update brings Microsoft's Beam game streaming service to both Windows 10 computers and Xbox One.

This March update revamps the main Home screen, aiming to simplify the interface and increase performance.

Aside from the Boom dashboard, the Xbox One will also get new tweaks to its basic features.

The update includes Copilot feature, which allows two controllers to act as one. "With Beam, we're inviting Creators on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One to stream gameplay and interact with the community in near real-time using Beam's ultra low-latency - no extra hardware or software required", Microsoft added. The latest update for the Xbox One brings with it some really interesting implications and features, it will make streaming your Xbox gameplay a whole lot more easier. Microsoft partner group program manager Chad Gibson told gaming publication Gamespot that Microsoft is talking with third-party developers about new interactive modding features for Beam and that they may "come to market later this year". Accompanying the broadcasting features is a new preinstalled Beam viewing app, letting you watch others play from your console.

Microsoft recently confirmed that it is going to roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update to all of its users on April 11. At the top of that list is Beam streaming.

The multitasking features were created to act more like the new Guide and prioritize specific features. This allows parents to set a certain timeframe that allows children to play games within a limit.

There's a new Twitch competitor in town, and it's baked right into your Xbox One. With the achievement tracker, players can select multiple achievements to track at any given time, and these achievements will appear on-screen as they play, allowing achievement hunters to keep a close eye on their progress.

The New Xbox One update is definitely a major one.

Over the past few months, we have been targeting hundreds of improvements across the board. Head here to download that, so long as you're a member of the Windows Insider Program.

Hopefully, all of that is about to change, and based on the comments we've seen from Xbox Insider beta participants, it will be a change for the better. However, if you have the itch to get your hands on the creation and gaming-focused Windows 10 Creators Update, then you can manually download it on April 5.

The Beam Streaming will be coming to PC users a little later on April 11 alongwith the Windows Creators update.