Microsoft’s Beam streaming service has been renamed Mixer, the company today confirmed. The name change is accompanied by a host of new features.
“We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world,” said the platform’s co-founder, Matt Salsamendi. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we could do with the Beam name. We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love most about the service… how it brings people together.”
The service will now offer co-streaming, offering two players the chance to stream on a single screen. Up to four different streams can be combined into a single Mixer page.
Additionally, Mixer will allow for mobile streaming from Android and iOS. The app, called Mixer Create, goes into beta today. When fully live, it will offer players the chance to stream mobile titles directly from their devices.
Finally, Mixer will sport an always-on news channel titled Channel One. This will keep players up to date on Mixer events alongside Esports news. The new app is available on Xbox One, replacing the Beam app that was previously available. The channel will stream the Xbox E3 2017 conference in full 4K to those who can support it.
For more on Mixer, head to the platform’s website.
Mixer is a free service available now Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It’s currently in beta on iOS and Android.