Xbox has revealed that it’ll be adding the ability to stream directly from the console’s Guide to Twitch in its next console update.
The update was revealed by Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb on Twitter and will allow users to link their Twitch account. Once they’ve done so, they can bring up the Guide and hit Go Live Now to broadcast directly to Twitch. Users on the Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead program can download the update now, and won’t need any additional apps to use it.
It works in a very similar fashion to the same functionality for the company’s own ill-fated Mixer platform, which closed down in June 2020. Several fans have attempted to point out the Xbox One offered similar functionality. However, as engineering lead Eden Marie points out, this was actually using the Snap mode on the Xbox One Twitch app.
Another feature included in the update allows Xbox One players to play Xbox Series X|S titles on their Xbox One via Cloud Gaming as previously promised. The update is live now for Xbox Insiders, and should be live for everyone else by this time next month. You can check out a full list of release notes over on the Xbox Insider blog over here.
Xbox and @Twitch are teaming up to make live streaming from your Xbox easier than ever. Insiders, starting today you can access Twitch directly from the Guide and manage your setup in a few simple steps https://t.co/McuGeatzVW pic.twitter.com/yrwScRpU69
— Larry Hryb 🏡🎮☁👻 (@majornelson) October 25, 2021