Xbox One Has No Built-In Livestream Option At Launch, But It's Coming

Xbox One gamers will not be able to upload video to at launch, Microsoft said this morning. The lack of support leaves Xbox One users without the ability to broadcast live gameplay natively from the console.

"Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014," Microsoft said in the news story.

Twitch will still feature an app exclusive to the console serving up live broadcasts, and even achievements unique to using the service.

Twitch's partnership with Xbox One was announced back at E3 2013 in June, and though it was never said live streaming would be present at launch on the console, no one ever said it wouldn't. PlayStation 4 users can already livestream their games to Twitch (or UStream) using the console's Share button, and can watch other PS4 users' Twitch (and UStream) streams with the Live From PlayStation app. But there is no Twitch app allowing a PS4 user to watch channels on the service or video from non-PS4 users.

"We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too," read the Xbox Wire post. "We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won't be available right away, we'll let you know as soon as it is ready."

Microsoft released the video above, showing the Twitch app in action and the ability to snap the app to the side of a game in progress, helpful for, say, browsing the service for a walkthrough to get through a tough stretch of a game.

Additionally, the Twitch app will carry its own set of achievements, some of them awarded for viewing habits bordering on the obsessive. "Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers," gets you the "Hipster" achievement, for example. Another gives out an achievement for watching "at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day."


    Because they weren't ready to release.

      THis is a 3rd party app,

      Option 1, Release the console with the feature to be added later
      Option 2, Wait for the 3rd party to fix the app and launch the console after the holiday season

      Im sure you can see the business logic?

    I sure hope the community shows MS the same love and care here that they showed Sony when they announced Watch Dogs & Driveclub were being pushed back, you know the whole "Oh good, they're focusing on quality and not just rushing something out that won't work well".

    Let's keep in mind that this isn't the entire Twitch app, but just the portion of the app to stream, meanwhile DVR still works.

      Watchdogs is multi-platform... do you mean Watch Dogs. Also, I don't think anyone actually gave a toss about Drive Club anyway. I seriously can't imagine any pre-ordering their console for a title that doesn't look like it can even compete with GT6 on the PS3.

    basically a lot of the features that Microsoft and Sony announced to hype their machines up aren't ready yet

      you mean mostly Sony...

      like the whole, console works out of the box feature??? Sony are doing a great job of that...

    I dont know anyone that streams but im so happy that they just announced skydrive intergration, I havent been able to afford a capture card and now at launch I can save my game clips straight to the computer with no wires or bs. Awesome :)

    I had a quick look at the streaming options on my PS4 last night. Works beautifully.

      From what I can see in this article, Only being able to watch other PS4 streamers is really crap.

    Well they do allow game capture devices at launch so there is another alternative, just with a lot more effort.

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