Xbox Insider beta ring members getting their Beam streaming update

After a period exclusive to the Alpha ring, beta members of the Xbox Insider Program will be seeing an update very soon that brings native Beam streaming to their consoles.

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We expected it to roll out at some point this week, but Microsoft has certainly kept us hanging on to the very end. It's due to roll out at 2 p.m. Pacific today, Feb. 25, but that'll be anything from 10 p.m. in the UK to Feb. 26 in other parts of the world.

So if you're looking for something to do this weekend, you can go ahead and get your stream on.

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  • I'm stuck in the Ring 3, or "Fundamentally Unsupported" (F.U.) Ring. :)
  • Hahaha nice
  • I'm there with ya its a drag
  • give feedback x3 :)
  • We do.
  • Good to see it moving down the Insiders chain.  Can't wait for it to make it to production builds.
  • good to see. I hope in the future i can say can i join ring 3. less bugs maybe? it would be nice to have that controll that i have on my pc. but hey i will enjoy it as long as they want me on the first ring of bugs. :D
  • let me outta ring 3 purgatory please!!
  • me too my man
  • I was in alpha decided to go to beta and it sent me back to the old dashboard waiting for the update.....
  • And you will sit there for 3 - 7 days, I think it times with the next to be released update. At least it did for me.
  • Ring 3 gets no love
  • Exactly! it used to wtf hapened
  • Used it last night. Works fine
  • How do you check to see what ring your in?  
  • You can check via the Insider Hub. I had a scare when I accidentaly put myself in Ring 4 but I fixed it yesterday. be careful