Xbox One players will be able to live stream their games direct to Twitch TV. The announcement was made at the Microsoft press conference at E3 which showed Microsoft employees live streaming their game of Killer Instinct direct to Twitch TV. The stream was started by a simple voice command that was picked up by Kinect. Kinect will also pick up your voice so you can commentate on your live stream with no extra hardware. Twitch is one of the biggest gaming dedicated live streaming services so a partnership with Microsoft is a big advantage for Xbox One players.
Microsoft also announced Upload Studio which allows users to upload gameplay footage they have recorded to the Xbox Live Cloud. These videos can be edited, personalised and commentated over using Kinect. Video can then be shared with Xbox Live friends and the greater community.
This functionality can be seen as a direct answer to Sony’s content sharing services that were shown off at the PS4 announcement. We will see what answers they have to the Twitch integration and Upload Studio later today.