Twitch integration is making a comeback on Xbox, allowing gamers to live-stream their games to Twitch directly from their Xbox consoles. In today’s gaming world, livestreaming on Twitch has become easier than ever, with creators like Pokimane and Ninja offering countless hours of entertainment for millions of viewers, and millions of those same viewers creating their own communities on the platform.
Twitch, an Amazon subsidiary, has risen to prominence in the gaming business in recent years, and three of the industry’s greatest personalities have taken notice. Both Sony and Microsoft have apps that allow users to visit the website from their consoles, while Nintendo released a Twitch app for the Switch earlier this year, allowing gamers to watch their favorite streamers right from their consoles.
The ability to broadcast directly from their console to the website has piqued the interest of many players. Xbox had previously released a beta version of the capability on the Xbox One dashboard in 2014, and Microsoft has now verified that Twitch livestreaming via Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S is currently available to players.
Microsoft explained the process of setting up a user’s Xbox console, whether it be the Xbox One or the Xbox Series X/S, so that the device may directly stream gaming to the user’s Twitch channel in a post on the official Xbox website. Players must link their accounts with a QR code that they must scan from either their cellphones or their computers to complete the process. Once it’s connected, all you have to do is press the “go live now” button on the player’s console to begin streaming.
This is a fantastic tool that Microsoft has released, making livestreaming much easier and more accessible than ever before. Microsoft also stated in the post that this functionality will be updated in the future. This gives gamers the impression that Sony might take this function into consideration as well, allowing livestreaming from the PlayStation 5.
Overall, Microsoft’s integration of Twitch streaming right into the console has a number of advantages. While Twitch has not been without controversy as a result of several hate raids on the network, the website has nonetheless provided possibilities for broadcasters to prosper and grow their online communities, as well as expand their respective platforms in the future.