Xbox One: Beam Integration, user-created tournaments, Dolby Atmos support coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 26 October 2016 19:54 GMT

During Microsoft’s Windows event today, the firm announced plans to integrate Beam, the interactive livestreaming service it acquired in August, into Xbox One and Windows 10.

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According to Microsoft, similar to Twitch, Beam will allow users to watch live game streams and interact in “near real-time” with broadcasters.

It’s built into Windows 10 and Xbox One which means users of either won’t have to download an app to broadcast: just bring up the Game Bar and click the Beam button.

Arena on Xbox Live was also detailed, and it allows users to create tournaments. Users can set tournament style, define rules, invite friends and track tournament progress across XBL or Windows 10.

The firm also announced Bitstream Audio Pass which supports Dolby Atmos was coming soon to Xbox One along withe the company’s Blu-ray player.

It’s all part of the Creators Update, coming as a free download in early 2017.

You can learn more about everything you read in this post through the Microsoft links.

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