Participants in the Alpha Ring of the Xbox Insider Preview can try out the functionality of broadcasting your gameplay directly to Beam.pro.
To use the new feature, you will need the build 15031 which released on the 9th February into the Alpha Ring.
To get started, you’ll need to link your Microsoft Account to Beam.pro and follow some straightforward steps:
- Navigate to https://beam.pro in your browser, and select the Windows icon next to REGISTER to sign in with your Microsoft account (this will create a Beam account and link it to your Gamertag).
- On your Xbox One, launch a game.
- While the game is running, launch the Guide and navigate to the Broadcast tab (located above the Settings tab).
- Select “Broadcast your game”.
- Accept the Terms of Service, and you will be directed to the Broadcast Controls page. From here you can configure numerous settings, including microphone, camera, camera position, and chat. You can also change the title of your broadcast.
- Once you’ve configured your broadcast, select “Start broadcast” to broadcast to Beam. You can verify your broadcast is live by navigating to the web address on the Broadcast tab in the Guide (ie. beam.pro/BroHammersley).
You can view all these directions in the ‘Beam Me Up’ Quest in the Insider Hub app.
If you already have a Beam.pro account, you can link your Microsoft Account under ACCOUNT.
The early access to the new feature comes with some known issues that you should know of from the start.
- Turning on the Camera before starting a broadcast may cause the broadcast to fail and need to be restarted.
- In your live broadcast on https://beam.pro, you may sometimes encounter static followed by an error when stopping and starting your broadcast
- Workaround: Reload the web page.
- Sometimes selecting Accept on the Terms and Conditions can take a long time.
- Pausing and resuming a broadcast sometimes causes the audio and video to become out of sync.
- Sometimes opening and closing the Broadcast tab in the Guide can cause an error.
- Workaround: Hard reset the console (hold down the power button on the front of the console for 5 seconds until it fully powers down, then power it back on).
- You may be unable to broadcast certain games.
Microsoft acquired Beam.pro back in August 2016 and promised functionality with the streaming service would be coming to both Windows 10 and Xbox One.