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Beam relaunches as Mixer alongside 24-7 eSports news channel

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.

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“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.

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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.

 

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