Microsoft Renames Beam To Mixer, Adds New Streaming Features

Microsoft today announced that it’s renaming its Beam game streaming service to Mixer. The company says that this was a tough decision and not one that it made lightly. It was something that was decided as a team. The intention is to grow the platform into every major market in the world and the company felt that it couldn’t do that with the Beam moniker. It has also added some […]


Microsoft Beam App For Xbox One Released To Insiders

Livestreaming service Beam was acquired by Microsoft in August last year to provide enhanced game streaming services to players on the Xbox One and Windows 10. Many described this as Microsoft’s answer to Twitch, the popular game streaming service that’s owned by Amazon. Testing for the service on Microsoft’s platform started with select users last month and now Microsoft is kicking things up a notch by releasing the Beam app […]


Beam To Arrive For Windows 10 & Xbox One This Winter

Amazon has Twitch, and Alphabet has YouTube Gaming, both of which are essentially platforms in which gamers can live stream their gaming sessions to an audience. Earlier in August, Microsoft seemed interested in heading down that path as well which explains why they acquired live streaming service Beam.