What's new in Mixer (formerly Microsoft's Beam)?

Microsoft's livestreaming service is all the rage now, with Beam, a game-streaming service it acquired last summer, which is integrated into both Windows 10 and the Xbox One game console, haven undergone unique transformation starting with a new name, Mixer.

While the name change isn't the big deal, the company touted it as resonant to its mission to expand into every major market around the world.

The revolutionary new live-streaming platform, Mixer is bundled with features that will unlock a whole new world of possibilities for social streaming, and help users easily find the content they’re looking for across the service.

Mixer assures not just the ability to watch streams live, but to also interact with streamers and play together in near real-time. As livestreaming that’s actually LIVE, users can actively participate in what’s happening on screen instead of just watching from the sidelines.

And viewers can influence everything from quest selection to tools to movement, mixing it up with their favorite streamers to create a new kind of gaming experience.

With Mixer service, the Guide on Xbox One and Game bar on Windows 10 is inbuilt, to make it super easy for anyone to start streaming their gameplay.

The co-streaming feature which is perhaps the first inbuilt cooperative streaming experience on a streaming platform, brings up to 4 streamers into a single viewer experience, and also enables multiple channel streams to be displayed on a single Mixer page.

While "Mixer Create" is a new mobile app that enables self-broadcasting, now available publicly on Android, and through invite on Apple’s TestFlight service.

The new Mixer page on the Xbox One dashboard will feature some of the most unique, and popular streams that are broadcast on Mixer, curated by a dedicated team according to the company.
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