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Xbox consoles can stream to Twitch once again

Time to get playing?

Xbox consoles can once again stream to Twitch straight from the Xbox dashboard, Microsoft has today advised.

The feature existed back in the day on Xbox One consoles but was removed to make way for streaming directly to Microsoft’s (now-shuttered) streaming service, Mixer.

Using the new dashboard, those on Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X wishing to stream directly to Twitch will first need to link to their Twitch account. Then, head over to Capture and Share > Live Streaming and select Go Live Now when you’re ready.

Twitch livestreaming options will allow players to adjust their in-game and microphone volumes and change both resolution and bitrate of their stream. Your Party audio can also be broadcast (or not) over your stream.

“Want to swap games midstream? No worries, a pause screen will be displayed when you are not in game, and your console will automatically update the game you’re playing on Twitch,” Microsoft also advised.

Players on Xbox can also set up notifications to be informed when their favourite Twitch streamers go live. That can be set up in Preferences > Xbox Notifications.

Are you planning on streaming to Twitch from your Xbox console? Why or why not?

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