Microsoft now has designed live-streaming of video games through Beam with Windows 10 Creators Update, to permit you to broadcast your computer adventures to your Xbox friends.
Live-streaming can be a resource hog, so make sure you have a light background processes running. Microsoft also suggests you to keep Game DVR turned off, that continuously records your game play footage.
That also comprises any third-party tool, like the Nvidia’s GeForce Experience that also has background recording. Turn that off before you try out Beam on Windows 10, by following these steps.
At the same time, Game Mode also stops any other programs from hogging CPU and GPU cycles. You must use it if you don’t wish to be bothered by Windows Update while you’re playing, or of you’ve got something like Adobe Premiere Pro hogging resources in the background.
How to trigger Game Mode in Windows 10 Settings?
First, you have to turn on Game Mode system-wide. To do this, try these steps:
- Press the Start key, and select the Settings icon.
- Choose Gaming.
- Tap on Game Mode in the left panel.
- Turn on the toggle for Use Game Mode.
How to turn on video game live-streaming on Windows 10?
Broadcasting, as Microsoft calls it, is allowed by default on Windows 10 Creators Update. You can tweak the stream settings, though.
- Hit the Start key, and choose the Settings icon.
- Choose Gaming.
- Tap on Broadcasting in the left panel.
- Play with the settings, as you see fit.
You can also modify some of these settings before you begin your stream. If you can’t see the above settings, your device doesn’t have the Creators Update installed. Check and install the latest updates.
How to stream PC games with Windows 10 Creators Update?
You can start and end live-streaming at any phase while playing, thanks to the Game bar. You don’t have to end the game ever. To start live-streaming with Windows 10′ Beam, follow these steps:
- Start 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 tap 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, change the settings according to your need as you see it. You can modify some on the fly while streaming, too.
- Click Start broadcast when you’re ready.
That’s all. Your stream will now be visible under your Xbox Live handle.
If still you face any kind of issue regarding the Windows 10 Beam feature, simply contact Windows 10 Technical Support. The technicians at support office will fix all issues and are always available to help customers. The technicians are highly experienced, with certification from Microsoft only. Remote access is taken by the technicians in case of complicated issues.