The Mixer team is always listening to the needs of gamers, and today, they have come out to announce support for a long requested feature. Indeed, the much wanted video broadcasting on Mixer via USB webcam feature is coming in an Xbox One Alpha Preview, to be released later today.
Support for USB webcam means that anyone who is a member of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring will be able to plug a standard USB webcam into their Xbox One and use it to broadcast video images of game play on Mixer.
Mics do not work on cams. The experience would be bad given the lack of echo cancellation and location (need to be right next to your head). https://t.co/FPzDZQXkVE
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) September 21, 2017
As detailed by Mike Ybarra, this is a bit different experience to what is already offered with the camera on the Kinect. USB webcams will not have support for capturing audio (like Kinect does,) mainly due to the fact that they do not have echo cancellation and location. Those using USB cameras will still need to use a headset or microphone to stream audio alongside the video.
Functionality is rolling out later today, and more Xbox Insiders will see the feature in the coming weeks. The Mixer teams reminds you that if you test out the feature, you must report your feedback through the console and not the Mixer support channels.
If you’re not already an Xbox Insider, you can sign up to be one. Just download to the Xbox One console, and then search for and download the Xbox Insider Hub app.