Microsoft announced a rebranding of its streaming service Beam. It will be called Mixer and will be launched in beta on iOS and Android.
Mixer Create app features
The new Mixer Create app will include self-broadcasting features that will allow streamers to keep in contact with their audience while they are on the go.
According to Microsoft:
Mixer Create Beta Launches on Mobile Devices (iOS and Android) — Mixer Create is a new mobile app that enables self-broadcasting, and we’re kicking off the beta today. Soon thereafter, we’ll add the ability to stream live gameplay from your mobile device as well. The ability to broadcast gameplay on-the-go opens up entirely new social gaming possibilities.
In the near future, the company also plans to update the Mixer Create to let creators stream live gameplay of iOS games straight from their iPhones and iPads. This is similar to how Mixer can stream games on PC and Xbox One.
Mobile broadcasts will be viewable by users on any platform that Mixer is running on. This also includes the basic Mixer app for iOS, Android, Xbox One and the web. The application is designed as a partner application to the main Mixer app and currently allows users to use it in a way similar to how live broadcasts work on Instagram and Facebook. The apps will be soon updated to enable live streaming of mobile phone games.
Four streamers combine into a single experience
The company hasn’t yet explained how exactly the feature will work but it gave examples of streamers sharing gameplay from their iPhone such as streaming their hunt for Pokemon Go.
Users who will stream on Mixer will also be able to co-stream with up to three other people. This means that up to four creators will be able to combine their streams together into a single experience for the viewers.
Mixer Create is available for the public on Android in beta and on iOS via Apple’s TestFlight service — but only by invite.
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