Xbox One to support HD streaming with Twitch, while PlayStation 4 only supports 540p

Twitch is right around the corner for Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment consoles and it will not be long before your friends begin to invite you to watch their Titanfall matches live over the internet. Twitch is a popular video streaming service for gamers. Sony’s PlayStation 4 already supports the service, but can only stream gameplay at a resolution of 960 x 540 with a 1.7Mbps bitrate. The Xbox One on the other hand, will be streaming 720p 1280 x 720 video at a 2.7 Mbps – a significant difference.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson posted footage of the upcoming Twitch app for Xbox One while gaming, and his stream gave away a bit of information that Reddit user, "rotj", used an analyzer to take a closer look at the data. The Twitch Analyzer Results for Major Nelson’s stream showed that the Xbox One streamed at a solid 30 FPS at 1280 x 720 with a 2.7 Mbps bitrate.

While the collection of your PlayStation 4 friends might always try to remind you that their consoles runs some games at higher frame rates before up conversion takes place, you can now point it out that your Xbox One streams at a higher quality and bitrate than their PlayStation 4 (and there is no up conversion).

For those who are unfamiliar with Twitch TV, it is a service that provides players to stream their video gaming experience live on the web. The platform itself is extremely popular and has an outstanding forty-five million visitors a month.

While the Twitch app for Xbox One will support streaming any of your games, the application is being pushed out right on the day of the console’s exclusive debut of Titanfall. So be sure to install Twitch and grab a copy of Titan fall this March 11, when both pieces of software will hit the Xbox Store.

Are you a fan of the Twitch TV platform? Will you be picking up Titanfall and streaming your matches on March 11?

Source: Twitch; via Reddit

Michael Archambault