What you need to know
- Recording and sharing game clips and screenshots is popular no matter where you game, including on Xbox.
- However, the sharing system on Xbox has received criticism for inconsistency and a general lack of features and options.
- A new partnership with Medal.tv, a popular social media platform for sharing game clips, is aiming to improve this experience.
- By connecting your Medal and Xbox accounts, you can use cloud-based editing tools and share game clips straight from Medal.
The Xbox platform, especially the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, tries to make it easy to capture footage of your favorite moments in gaming to share with other players, but it's not always a great experience, as generally concurred by the Xbox community. Thankfully, Microsoft is partnering with Medal.tv, a popular platform for editing and sharing game clips, to, hopefully, improve Xbox sharing and give players access to more controls and functionality.
By connecting your Xbox account to the Medal platform, you can easily upload your top game clips from the best Xbox games to Medal. From there, you can take advantage of Medal's cloud-based editing tools to make your clip as great as possible, and then either share it to the Medal platform or to your favorite social media. Medal even has desktop and mobile apps to help make things even easier.
While integration with a third-party solution isn't a straight replacement for improvement to Xbox's core sharing features, this may still be an awesome development for players who love to share their latest gameplay escapades, especially if you're already familiar with Medal.
Taking advantage of this partnership is as easy as connecting your Medal and Xbox accounts on the Medal website, recording Xbox game clips, and importing the game clips you want to Medal for editing, sharing, and more.
Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
Didn't they just buy a company that could do this?
They only buy companies to kill them either by not using them or by developing an internal competitor
Why would I join yet another bolt-on service to give me what I should have within the Xbox/App/Dashboard? Sounds hackey...
Why not focus on the voice/chat/community part om Xbox? We need a upgrade for that.
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