Start your engines! The Twitch app on Xbox One will be getting its major update this afternoon, at 4:00 PM PDT, meaning users will soon be able to stream directly through their Xbox One units. Before you get too excited, though, keep in mind that you may need to get a few things done beforehand -- like having a Twitch account, downloading the app, and so forth.
Microsoft clearly wants to ensure everyone is ready before Titanfall's big launch tonight, so they've posted a pretty comprehensive to-do list for Xbox One owners interested in streaming. Here's what you'll need to know and/or do:
From your computer:
- Go online to www.twitch.tv and sign up for a Twitch account.
- In Settings, go to Channel & Videos and select Archive Broadcasts.
On your console:
- Sign into your Xbox One console and download the Twitch app.
- You can customize your picture-in-picture to broadcast both your gameplay and yourself through Kinect.
- In your Profile, make sure your presence is set to “online”
- In the Settings app under “Privacy and Online Safety,” make sure the option to “See if you’re online” is set to “Everyone” and “Broadcast gameplay” is set to “Allow.”
- Also in the Settings app under“ Privacy and Online Safety,” make sure the option to "Share content made using Kinect" is set to "Allow.”
- In the Settings app under “Preference,” check “Allow broadcasts and Game DVR Uploads”
- In the Settings app under "Kinect," check "Kinect on" and to include Kinect audio in your broadcast check "Use Kinect microphone for chat."
Streaming isn't the only perk that comes with the big update. Starting March 11, users will enjoy much-needed community features, like quicker access to your friends list, the ability to check recent players, and default party chat.