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Streamers Get Best Of Both Worlds With Xbox Live Support For PC Twitch Streaming (neowin.net) 12

An anonymous reader shares a Neowin article: Microsoft is making life easier for Twitch streamers who rely on capture cards to stream Xbox One games, by adding support for capture cards on Xbox Live. Up until now if you wanted to stream an Xbox One game, you had a couple of choices: either rely on the Twitch app and benefit from Xbox Live integration, but make do with lower-quality graphics; or rely on a capture card and stream from your PC, but lose the Xbox Live features. Now Microsoft is giving its users the best of both worlds, by working together with Twitch to support streaming from PCs via capture cards , like an Elgato, but also using Xbox Live features. All streamers need to do to take advantage of this is connect their Twitch account with Xbox Live.
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Streamers Get Best Of Both Worlds With Xbox Live Support For PC Twitch Streaming

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    The less software in between me and the video stream the better. Hardware-encoded video (the "capture cards" referred to here) ignores their feeble attempts at analytics, so this is just an attempt to middleman your work.

  • "option B" seems pretty good:

    ...rely on a capture card and stream from your PC, but lose the Xbox Live features

    So, uh....what's the new part? Here's an explanation of sorts about the new "integration":

    any Twitch user who has linked their Xbox Live and Twitch accounts together and is broadcasting an Xbox One game using a capture card will automatically have their content amplified in the following places:

    (emphasis mine)

    * The Activity Feed on Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS and Android
    * Notif

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