Microsoft just announced that the Beam streaming app is heading to the Xbox Insider Program today!

For those who don't know, Beam is Microsoft's Twitch-like streaming service. Its key differentiator is near non-existent latency between the streamer and viewer, allowing for more interactive streams. Additionally, Beam has an SDK, allowing developers to build controls directly into their games to allow viewers to participate in real-time.

The promised Beam app is heading to Xbox One for testers in the Alpha ring at 6 PM , and will roll out more broadly after the testing phase is complete.

Announced via Xbox Wire, the Beam app is also available on iOS and Android. Since the app is UWP, it's fair to assume it'll hit Windows 10 and Mobile in the future at some point too.

Once we're able to take a look at the app in more detail we'll do a video walkthrough to let you know how it works!

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