Xbox One Twitch streaming demoed by Major Nelson, streams at 720p

XMNR: The Xbox One Twitch streaming app is set to debut ahead of the Titanfall launch next week and Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb showed off a demo Monday night with a few rounds of Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

The Twitch app will be launched as part of the Xbox One spring update ahead of the Titanfall launch on Tuesday, March 11. Exact details of when the update will be rolled out has not been announced yet. However, Hyrb was able to confirm a number of details for the app and a stream analyzer reveals that the game runs at 1280x720, 30fps and approximately 2.5 mbps. For comparison, the PS4 Twitch app streams at 960x540, 30 fps and approximately 1.7mbps.

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PoSTedUP1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

well then its perfect for watching X1 games.. cool that X1 is getting twitch.

FordGTGuy1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

When is Killzones 960x1080 stream going up? (barely above 720p in pixel count)

Oh look snarky comments are so easy to make....

I guess you'll just have to deal with your 540p streams on PS4.

PoSTedUP1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

i guess when MS patches in a downscaler. hehe yeah, they are. but isnt it more convenient for MS and viewers to have it at 720p? i bet thats why they chose it. why spend the xtra power, imo.

PoSTedUP1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

lol @ your edits: "(barely above 720p in pixel count)"
"i guess youll have to deal with your 540p streams on the ps4"

lol, look at you with your panties all in a bunch. i know the ps4 twitch rez, you brought up the ps4, not me. 720 is just about perfect for X1, 540 is far too shotty for ps4.

Dusdg1211d ago

and you are trying to be clever with your trolling PoSTedUP. its really funny that sony has dedicated hardware for streaming and it cannot keep up with the xbox one.

badz1491211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

Xbox fanboys must be really happy now that they can finally Twitch streaming and best of all, at their games' native resolution too! CoDG, BF4, DR3 etc. would Look amazing on 720p!

PoSTedUP1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

@das: i know its ironic right? im sure theyll both be updated. i wonder if its because the ps4 is always recording your gameplay (if it comes from the same processor). it only makes sense to be 720p imo, its a smart move. and yeah wow, chalk one up for MS im glad to see them on the board finally.

TheGreatAndPowerful1211d ago

And it still look kind of crappy...dat bitrate tho.

GamingNerd0131211d ago

Yo just shut up k really ur trolls r just stupid. But I'm glad X1 fans can Finally stream videos to twitch and that it's 720P. Also I believe that sony might patch the ps4 videos and streaming to 720P or if lucky higher resolution later in future.

Septic1210d ago

Can you guys just stop it? Seriously?

Anyway, 720p streaming is great news and kind of makes up for the delay :) Let's hope it actually works well but other than that, I'm super excited now!

Docknoss1210d ago

Fordgtguy that was funny

garos821210d ago

oh the horrors of watching games other people are playing being less than 1080p. I should pay 100$ extra and buy a console to watch twitch videos at a slightly higher pixel count.
Sorry just a snarky remark back just cause you asked for it.

Your terrible trolling aside

OT: that's great start to twitch from Microsofts side. These consoles have barely been out for more than 4 months, they both still got a long time to mature and optimise. I expect them both to get better and better further down the line

SilentNegotiator1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

KZ:SF single player is still 1080p.

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Naga1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )


I see what you did there. We've got resolution jokes, apparently.

Hatsune-Miku1211d ago

Why would people disagree. Id love 720p twitch stream on ps4 and im hoping sony makes it possible

FordGTGuy1211d ago

His comment is a snarky gesture that a few XOne games are native 720p.

Nevermind the fact that we just found out Killzone's multiplayer is barely above 720p and actually under the Titanfall beta's 792p.

MorePowerOfGreen1211d ago

@Ford. His comments were bitter over XB1 doing something better. I agree that he used launch games with broken SDK's as an excuse to so damage control.

PoSTedUP1211d ago

yeah, im bitter. a ps4 launch games MP rez isnt 1080.. /s.

im loving the agrivated defense mode btw, keep it up MS needs you.

Kingthrash3601211d ago

to add to tf 792p...umm look at kz, now look at tf...ask youself. why isnt this game 1080p. its not pushing the graphical awsome button like kz is. i'm not defending kz720p mp at all but to say tf beta 792 was better than kz 720 is like saying resogun bested ryse because its 1080p to ryse's

sgtGanGreen1211d ago

PS4 twitch stream is not 720p??? I didn't know that

rdgneoz31211d ago

"I agree that he used launch games with broken SDK's as an excuse to so damage control."

So MGS:GZ is a launch title since its 720p as well? I thought it hadn't released yet. Don't blame SDK's for overpriced inferior tech.

Alan_Shore1211d ago

720p would be great for streaming!

Sony your move make it happen please!!!!

Volkama1210d ago

Whether the PS4 or One can broadcast that 720p, I doubt my connection can. I'd struggle to squeeze 2 pixels through my upload bandwidth if I was playing an online game at the same time.

Also, <obligatory resolution fanboy comment>. Fanboys please fill in whatever kind of response upsets you most.

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DeathOfTheFanBoy1211d ago





Now... sorry for that but it's embarrassing coming on this site at times.

I have the twitch update on my dash preview, it's really cool, looking forward to getting it's full use once the update rolls out for everyone.

malokevi1210d ago

IMO, they should all chow down on a chocolate squirrel.

Looking forward to hooking in to some XB1 streams! going to look really nice.

D3ATH_DRIV3R_7771210d ago


I don't think they're listening to you. :\

gamer78041210d ago

actually they are upscaled from their native , so they still have to be downscaled, just like the ps4 is for twitch. Lets try to be at least a little productive with our comments.

BX811210d ago

@ posted /ford. Both of you shut up already.

2cents1210d ago

hahaha... some funny posts above.

Great news for twitch fans.

Nice to see a true custom twitch app that has bespoke features for the xbox one.

No complaints here, good job MS, now where is the BBC iPlayer app hmmmm?

rafaman1210d ago

Didn't know play 4 twitch was so lame

Back-to-Back1210d ago

Streams at fitting for the xbone.

tordavis1210d ago

Idiots. The reason why the stream is in 720p is because of the archiving. Archiving takes a lot of space so they limited the stream to keep the file sizes small.

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AngelicIceDiamond1211d ago

720p stream will make it super clear.

Can't wait for Titanfall and all the updates this week and next.

Riderz13371211d ago

1080P will make it super clear...

720P will suffice...for now.

AngelicIceDiamond1211d ago

@Riderz No 1080p will make it crystal clear. I said super clear on purpose.

I'm pretty sure 720p is probably the best res we'll have for a while in these streams.

nerdman671211d ago

yeah, because the ps4's 960x540 Twitch streaming is so clear

Studio-YaMi1210d ago

actually it sucks,wish Sony does something about it,at this age of media sharing,you'd think they would allow streaming in HD,what a bummer.

KingDadXVI1211d ago (Edited 1211d ago )

The 720p stream does look great. I watched a few minutes of it and it was very smooth and clear. When you are watching it on Twitch you have to set the view settings to Source for the best picture. Setting it on High will actually make the stream look noticeably pixelated.

Great work MS.

@Riderz 1080p would be even better for sure. The Kinect camera is 1080p at 30fps but they currently have streaming and capture for uploading restricted to 720p.

TheOmniGamer1211d ago

Sweet as, can't wait to start streaming on XB1, Sony need to fix their stream, the quality is horrible.

porkChop1211d ago

The reason the quality is horrible is because it defaults to low quality, and the system doesn't tell you how you can change it. I only found out by accident when I was looking around the share menu. When you set your stream quality to "Best" it looks great, really clear.

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