Native Beam streaming has already enjoyed just over a weekof testing on the Xbox Insider Alpha ring, and now it looks like it will soon make its way to those on the Beta ring. Speaking in response to a user on Twitter, Xbox's Brad Rossetti says that current plans are to bring Beam streaming to Beta users this week, though that depends on getting an Alpha build out that fixes broken multiplayer first.
@jbrown9070 Yes the plan is this week - however we need to get the fixed build out to Alpha first so we unblock MP ):@jbrown9070 Yes the plan is this week - however we need to get the fixed build out to Alpha first so we unblock MP ):— Brad Rossetti (@WorkWombatman) February 20, 2017February 20, 2017
Beam streaming is just one of the many new features and changes coming to the Xbox One with the upcoming Creators update, but it's sure to be one of the biggest. Following testing in the Beta ring, we should see Beam streaming continue to roll out for testing in last two ring, Preview Rings 3 and 4, ahead of a full release later this spring.
In any event, if you count yourself among the Beta ring faithful, you'll likely get your first shot at trying Beam streaming on your console relatively soon.
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Beam on xbox is great. Beam app otherwise. The xbox app just let me down, I was expecting so much more.
You were expecting what as in more? Tell us 😁
The app is pretty dire. Cursors' to fast, constantly fails to connect to streams, and you have to reset the app if you want to change streams.
Great app worked as good as I expected for prereleased code.
I really like Beam; I'm not currently in the Xbox Insider program so I'm looking forward to its "real" release. And Insiders, please give MS feedback so the bugs will all be fixed by the time I get it 😀
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