Built-in game streaming to Beam coming soon to Xbox One, reveals Xbox exec

Kit McDonald

Microsoft's Beam Video Game Streaming Service

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This weekend, Xbox and Windows gaming executive Mike Ybarra will be streaming the beta of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands straight from his Xbox One. But how, you may wonder, will he be doing that if Beam streaming isn’t even available yet for Xbox Insiders.

His answer: I have builds you do not yet have.


That’s right, Ybarra quite clearly flexed his executive muscles at Xbox and Windows gaming fans. Not only is the beta stream exclusive to the mini-event, but the addition of the Beam support to Xbox One is a highly anticipated feature.

Currently, only Windows 10 Insiders have the feature available for the Game bar. In fact, it was one on a list of exciting new game features released in preview build 15019 last week.

Ybarra was clever enough not to mention when gamers might be expecting the next update for Microsoft console. All we know is that the corresponding build with Beam integration into Xbox One is expected ‘soon’ according to Xbox Wire.