Stream directly to Discord from your Xbox with the September system update | Gaming

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What you need to know

  • The fall update for Xbox Series consoles will bring a variety of changes to the system, including the highly requested feature to stream directly to Discord from your console.
  • Variable Refresh Rates are also getting an update.
  • Microsoft Rewards will receive a designated tab on the Xbox guide.
  • A new feature will allow you to ask your friends to join their game, and give them the ability to respond with a game or party invite.
  • Voice reporting will go live to users in English-language markets.
  • Wishlist notifications can now be customized.
  • The Xbox app on PC is also receiving an update to add new features, improve performance, and focus on upcoming releases.

The launch of Starfield is just on the horizon, and you may be excited to share your space-hopping shenanigans with your friends on Discord. There’s only one problem: You don’t have an Xbox capture card. Fortunately, that hurdle is about to go away.

Discord integration is still in the early stages on Xbox consoles, but the ability to stream your gameplay directly from your Xbox to a Discord server of your choosing has been one of the most requested features. According to a blog post via Xbox Wire, we can all look forward to a new update rolling out this week to Xbox consoles, you’ll now have the ability to go live and stream your Xbox gameplay directly to your favorite Discord servers via voice channels.

Going live in Discord on Xbox Series X|S will be built into the Xbox guide, so players who have linked their Discord account to their Xbox gamertag can jump into a voice channel via the social tab, where they will then find voice and streaming options. After clicking on Stream your game, there will be another tab with streaming options, including a Start Stream button along with overlay positioning and stream resolution choices. Discord streaming defaults to 720p and 30fps, though it can be bumped up to 1080p and 60fps for those with a Discord Nitro subscription.

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