"Twitch app update for Xbox One will be ready at 4pm PDT today!" the company announced on its official Twitter feed. For those on the east coast of the United States, that is 7 p.m.
This update will not only allow you to start broadcasting content but also add new features to viewing other people's streams as well. You'll be able to follow or unfollow a stream straight from the app, chat and launch the game you are viewing as well.
In a demo last week, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb revealed that broadcasts from the stream are able to reach 720p depending on your connection, viewer stat information and that you'll need to keep it clean as Twitch will be able to ban your console from broadcasting again.
Here are the steps that Microsoft recommends to get started with Twitch broadcasting from the Xbox One.
How to Prepare for Twitch Broadcasting
From your computer:
- Go online to www.twitch.tv and sign up for a Twitch account.
- In Settings, go to Channel & Videos and select Archive Broadcasts.
On your console:
- Sign into your Xbox One console and download the Twitch app.
- You can customize your picture-in-picture to broadcast both your gameplay and yourself through Kinect.
- In your Profile, make sure your presence is set to “online”
- In the Settings app under “Privacy and Online Safety,” make sure the option to “See if you’re online” is set to “Everyone” and “Broadcast gameplay” is set to “Allow.”
- Also in the Settings app under“ Privacy and Online Safety,” make sure the option to "Share content made using Kinect" is set to "Allow.”
- In the Settings app under “Preference,” check “Allow broadcasts and Game DVR Uploads”
- In the Settings app under "Kinect," check "Kinect on" and to include Kinect audio in your broadcast check "Use Kinect microphone for chat."
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