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Xbox adds direct streaming to Twitch in latest console update today

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Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Xbox has announced that all Xbox owners can now stream directly to Twitch through their console in a new update from today.

As per the Xbox Wire, players can now upload their live gameplay to the streaming service via the Capture and Share tab on the guide. No other hardware or software is necessary. However, players can plug in their own headset and webcam and add these to their streams too. Notably, from the Help documentation, it looks like the Xbox will support most 1080p webcams that use the YUY2 or NV12 format out of the box.

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You’re able to change settings like your resolution and bitrate manually, if you need to. You’ll also be able to swap games mid-stream thanks to a handy pause screen shown to viewers, similar to the Snap functionality on the Xbox One’s former Twitch app. Players on your friends list can choose to receive notifications too when their friends go live.

The Xbox and Twitch direct streaming update was first announced last October, and has been in testing with Insiders until today. You can check out the full details of the update, which should be available now on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, over on the Xbox Wire.