Microsoft’s online streaming service, Beam, has been renamed and launched as Mixer, a service the company hopes will enhance cooperative and group streaming across platforms.
Mixer comes to Xbox with a new co-streaming service, which will allow two players to stream on a single screen, with up to four different streams able to be combined onto a single Mixer page.
Mixer Create also goes live today, the service’s mobile beta that will allow players to stream their mobile games directly to followers.
“We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world,” said Mixer co-founder, Matt Salsamendi.
Salsamendi says the name “Mixer” is a better reflection of what the service aims to offer.
“We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love most about the service … how it brings people together,” he said.
Microsoft’s Beam streaming service has been renamed Mixer, the company today confirmed. The name change is accompanied by a host of new features.
A new moderated channel of content on Mixer called ‘Channel One’ has also launched, offering round-the-clock coverage of Mixer events and eSports news.
Alongside the relaunch and rebranding, Microsoft today confirmed that it will be broadcasting its E3 2017 briefing in UHD with a special edition Mixer 4K broadcast. You will of course need a 4K television to watch it.