Beam is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 'this winter'


Following its recent acquisition by Microsoft, interactive livestreaming company Beam announced on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt that it will launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 "this winter." A launch window for both platforms has been at the front of the minds of many minds since Beam's acquisition was announced, so this should be good news to streamers and viewers alike.

If you're unfamiliar with Beam, the livestreaming service is unique in that it allows viewers to easily interact in novel ways with whatever streamer they're watching. As an example at TechCrunch Disrupt, Beam detailed an integration with Surgeon Simulator that allowed viewers to control the game's hands while the streamer controlled the fingers.

How to stream your Xbox One on Beam

While we don't yet have a firm date for release outside of "this winter," it's good to hear that Beam will launch Windows 10 and Xbox apps so soon. If you're interested in checking Beam out ahead of time, you can head to Beam's website to view streamers or start streaming yourself.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl