Microsoft just put live streaming at the fingertips of Xbox gamers. Starting today, it's possible to live stream through Twitch from the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. This functionality has been in testing since October 2021 and is now rolling out to general users. Before today, it was possible to stream to Twitch through the service's Xbox app, but it wasn't an elegant process compared to going live from the Xbox dashboard.
To set up a live stream, gamers need to navigate to the "Capture and Share" tab within the Xbox guide and select "Live streaming." There, they'll see a button to go live. When streaming to Twitch through Xbox consoles, you can use the best webcams for the Xbox or a headset. You can also customize the bitrate and resolution of your stream.
Before you can go live on Twitch from your Xbox console, you'll need to scan a QR code from an iOS or Android device or us a URL.
You can customize the title of your Twitch stream through the options panel. If you swap to a different game in the middle of your stream, Twitch will automatically update your stream data. When you're hopping between games, your stream will show a pause screen.
While streaming, you can manage game and microphone audio levels and set if you'd like to include a party chat.
Microsoft announced the new feature in a recent blog post, which includes steps on how to get started.
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