Microsoft announced that the Beam app is coming to the Xbox Insider Program users. The app offers similar experience just like the native Beam broadcasting feature which was rolled out earlier this month.
The Beam app will roll out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program. Beam co-founder Matt Salsamendi made the announcement today on Xbox Wire stating:
“Starting today, the Beam app gives select Xbox Insider members the ability to watch, chat, and interact with their favorite game streamers in near real-time, just as we’ve done on the web. You’ll also be able to browse, search and follow your favorite game streams, as well as earn Sparks and Experience Points (XP) while viewing.”
With the new Beam app for Xbox one, gamers can watch, chat, and interact with their game streamers in near real-time, just like they were doing on the web. In addition user can also browse, search and follow the game streams they are interested in. And of course they can earn Sparks and Experience Points while viewing game stream.
Here take a note that the Xbox One users won’t need the app to stream games. If you want to stream then just have to open the Xbox Guide, scroll down to the broadcast icon and then select “Broadcast your game.” For now, game streaming is only available for Xbox One Insiders and Windows Insiders (through the Game Bar).
The Xbox One Beam app will be available to all Xbox One users later this Spring once the Creators Update rolls out to everyone. Here it’s worth to mention that the Windows 10 Creators Update is scheduled for the April 2017.