Microsoft owned streaming service, Beam.pro has shared a host of new features heading to the service with Beam 2.0. Matt Salsamendi shared the information
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what to call this, and for lack of a better term, this really is Beam 2.0. We’ve spent the past 4 months working day and night, building a new version of Beam from the ground up with massive scale in mind.
Our goal was to take all the awesome things about Beam, low latency, interactivity, awesome community building tools, and bring them to a much wider audience that may not have powerful computers or good internet connections and especially users that have disabilities that make it difficult for them to interact with Beam today.
Starting on the 16th December, Pro users and Beam Partners will be able to opt into a Beam 2.0 Beta before a public roll out. The Beta features a number of improvements and additions including:
- Version 2.0 promises faster site loading along with support for 60fps in the web player as well as a better experience for mobile users with Microsoft Edge.
- With regard to performance, the streaming service is putting its FTL tech into OBS and XSplit as well as confirming that Restream.io will be supporting FTL going forward.
- The site will also be requiring you to login and signup with your Microsoft/Xbox Live Account.
- Initially, it will start as optional with the option of login method before making the full cut over.
- Also, if you are using the Xbox Insider Program, you will be able to try out the Xbox One app.
As the app is built on UWP (Universal Windows Platform), there is also potential for it to be made available in future to Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10 platforms although a timeline for that, should it happen, hasn’t been laid out yet.