Microsoft purchased Twitch competitor Beam a few months ago, and since the start-up streaming company has moved up to Redmond to work more closely to integrate their innovative platform with Xbox and Windows.

Beam defeats Twitch in a number of ways. Beam features incredibly low latency between the streamer and the chat panel, and also, Beam streamers can add buttons to their stream to allow viewers to interact directly with the video.

Citing the popularity of streaming, the Windows 10 Creators Update will integrate Beam directly into Windows 10 and Xbox One in early 2017, allowing users to stream straight from the Game Bar using Windows + G.

Players will gain access to a panel overlay, showing Beam chat, viewers and more. While no mention was made of this coming to Xbox One, during the event, we can now confirm that similar integration features will also come to Xbox One. Broadcasts from Beam will also trend on Xbox Live on the app, and on the Xbox dashboard, allowing users to jump directly into the stream chat from their console.

You can follow us on Beam right over here, where me, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden stream games and talk Microsoft every Friday.

Latest And Best Prime Day Deals

Unlock voice control with Echo device deals and $5 Amazon smart plugs
Amazon Echo devices bundled with $5 smart plugs

Amazon's Smart Plug lets you start voice controlling anything plugged into it by asking an Alexa-compatible device, and today's deal lets you snag one for only $5 with purchase of select Echo devices.

Be more productive with a year of Office 365 Home and a free $50 Amazon gift card
Office 365 Home 12-month subscription and $50 Amazon gift card
$99.99 $150.00 Save $50

The subscription works with up to six people, but that card can be all yours.

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is down to just $70 thanks to this Prime Day deal
Amazon Fire TV Cube
$69.99 $119.99 Save $50

Grab TCL's 32-inch 720p Roku TV for less than $100 in this Prime Day Lightning deal
TCL 32S325 32-inch 720p Roku TV
$99.99 $130.00 Save $30

Act fast while you can. These Lightning deals tend to sell out quick.

The Ring Alarm security system is reaching new low prices for Prime Day
Ring Alarm home security systems

Various configurations of the Ring Alarm are discounted to their best prices yet exclusively for Prime members at Amazon through Tuesday night to help keep your home secure.

The Sonos Beam Prime Day deal includes a $40 discount and 2 $50 Amazon gift cards
The Sonos Beam Prime Day deal includes a $40 discount and $100 in Amazon gift cards
$359.00 $499.00 Save $140

That's just so much savings in one deal. You'll have to wait for the physical gift cards, but that's basically $100 to spend however you want.

Prime Day dropped this PlayStation 4 console bundle to just $250
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console with Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn
$249.99 $359.98 Save $110

This deal on the PlayStation 4 Slim console saves you $50 off its regular price while also including Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free. You'll just need an Amazon Prime membership to snag it.

The newest device in the Echo family, the Show 5, is now down to just $50
Echo Show 5
$49.99 $89.99 Save $40

It's only been on the market since May, but it hasn't escaped the Prime Day price cuts.

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