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Xbox Live now supports high-quality PC Twitch streaming

Engadget Engadget 13/07/2016 Steve Dent
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If you want to use the Xbox Live network to tell followers you're streaming Xbox One games on Twitch, there's just one way: Stream from the console's Twitch app. The problem is that the quality and options are very limited, since the Xbox One isn't exactly a TV production studio. However, Microsoft and Twitch have teamed up to make it possible to use Xbox Live when you're streaming from a PC using a capture card -- all you need to do is link your Xbox Live and Twitch accounts.

That'll let you use a card or standalone box like the Elgato HD60, AVerMedia GC550 or other on a PC, along with an app like OBS (open broadcaster software), to get higher quality streams, keying, graphic overlays and other options not supported on the Xbox One itself.

At the same time, your content will show up in the "activity feed on Xbox One and Xbox apps on Windows 10, iOS and Android," according to Xbox's Major Nelson. Followers will also receive notifications on the Xbox One and Xbox apps, and on the "product details" page of the game in the Xbox Store. In other words, you'll be able to get the word out about your Xbox One game streaming without giving up video quality, graphics, Skype guests and other options. The feature is now up and running, so to make it work, you'll just need to link up your Xbox Live account from the connections section in your Twitch settings.

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