One feature that has needed some focus and attention on the Xbox family of consoles has now had some significant upgrades. After a surprise tweet from Eden Marie, engineering lead at Xbox, we have more information on what is arriving today with regards to live streaming on Twitch. For Twitch streamers who like to stream directly from the console, the process is much more user friendly and easier to function and operate.
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.
Next, plug in your headset and webcam. 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.