Xbox One can stream games via Twitch from March [UPDATE]


Next month, an update will bring the popular video game streaming service Twitch to Xbox One in a way home consoles have never seen before. It will launch on March 11, just in time for Fall of the Titans.

According PA, the update will allow Xbox One to live stream games via Twitch as well as start live streams via voice commands. Additionally, the Xbox One app will feature the chat features of Twitch and allow the user to stream via Kinect.

UPDATE: More details from Microsoft:

  • To start streaming with Kinect, you will say “Xbox, stream. (You can also use button commands). To stop streaming, you can say “Stop streaming” or “Xbox, stop streaming.”
  • You can send a request to join a game that’s streaming if it’s from an Xbox One and you’re on an Xbox One.
  • You can view feeds from any system. In a press release this morning, Microsoft mentioned the following examples as options: “Titanfall (Xbox One), Minecraft (Xbox 360), Star Craft II (PC), Uncharted (PS4) — watch all the games you want to watch on Xbox One.”

UPDATE 2: Since some of you asked if you could, for example, plug an Xbox 360 into an Xbox One and stream the 360 ​​through the One… Microsoft has confirmed to us that you won’t be able to stream content from Xbox One. devices connected to the HDMI of the machine. -in. You can only stream games that run on Xbox One.


“It’s a complete integration,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch. “It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to stream from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a streamer party is really cool, and it’s another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.”

Unlike the PS4 Twitch app, which was created by Sony, the Xbox One app was created by Twitch. Additionally, unlike the PS4 Twitch app, the Xbox One app will allow users to stream and view from any device, including the PS4.

“It will open up the social aspect of Xbox One in a new way,” Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi said. “Twitch’s community is huge, and it allows us to capture that, and frankly do something that’s never been done before on consoles. anyone from any device. It’s a unique console experience to Xbox One.”

The update will arrive on March 11.


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