Microsoft now has built-in live-streaming of video games via Beam with Windows 10 Creators Update, to allow you to broadcast your PC adventures to your Xbox friends. Live-streaming can be a resource hog, so make sure you don’t have any heavy background processes running. Microsoft also advises you to keep Game DVR turned off, which continuously records your gameplay footage. Broadcasting, as Microsoft calls it, is enabled by default on Windows 10 Creators Update. You can begin and end live-streaming at any point while playing, thanks to the Game bar. You don’t have to leave the game ever. To start live-streaming with Windows 10′ Beam.
How to Stream PC Games With Windows 10’s Beam Feature
- Stream PC games with Windows 10 Creators Update – Launch your game of choice.
- Windows 10 will prompt you to open Game bar using Windows key + G combination. If it doesn’t, the game doesn’t have support currently.
- Press Windows key + G, or hit the Xbox button on your gamepad.
- Click the Broadcast icon to the right on the Game bar. You can also press Windows key + Alt key + B.
- On the broadcast setup screen, play with the settings as you see fit. You can change some on the fly while streaming, too.
- Click Start broadcast when you’re ready.
- Turn on video game live-streaming on Windows 10 – Hit the Start key, and choose the Settings icon.
- Choose Gaming.
- Click on Broadcasting in the left panel.
- Play with the settings, as you see fit.