Xbox One Spring Update adds Mixer Remote Play, allows streamers to pass off controls to the audience

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    Microsoft announced that its rolling out a spring update for the Xbox One family of systems. The update is currently available for Xbox Insider members (basically a group of beta testers) and should be available for regular users soon. The highlight of the update is the "Share Controller" feature, an update to Microsoft's Mixer that allows streamers to let anyone with a browser remotely control their game. Viewers can either use an on-screen gamepad provided by the streamer or plug a controller into their PCs and use that. For obvious reasons, the Xbox button will not work for viewers. Microsoft says that streamer and viewer will be able to work together in a game or the viewer can cause some trouble, which may entertain the rest of the audience.

    What else does the spring update bring to the table?

    - Broadcasts no longer stop when you switch games
    - Broadcasts can be started from anywhere on Xbox One
    - Microsoft Edge has been updated with a new look
    - Microsoft Edge can now download and upload pictures, music and videos
    - Option to balance game audio against background music
    - Enhanced filter tools for club owners
    - Enhancements to feeds
    - Tournaments can now be started by anyone in Game Hubs. Being a member of a club is no longer required.

    The features list is a work-in-progress. Microsoft expects to add more features to the spring update during the beta period.

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    Sony has Share Play, tho it barely works and that sounds way cooler.
    Glad to see the console getting more and more features.
     
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    So is it like Twitch Plays Pokemon or something different? Bit confused
     
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    People use Mixer?

    More to the point, why would anyone want to hand control of the game over to some random viewer? Isn't it bad enough that they continually backseat through text? Now they can request the controls so that they can 'show' you. We already have youtubers who post content where they are basically reacting to what someone else playing the game is doing. Do we really want to encourage this?
     
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    Am in Alpha ring. I don't know if this feature is broken/hasn't really been added yet, or I just don't know how to change it. It doesn't show up in the Guide.
     
  6. Shadowfied

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    I'd rather slit my throat than get an XBone but I'll be honest and admit that being able to let the stream audience take control could make for some real fun events.
     
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    Any fix for constant game crashing and freezing on certain titles?
     
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    Yes. Most xb1 streamers made the switch to mixer from twitch. To stream from twitch on xb1 requires jumping through several menus now. Been this way even since microsoft made mixer the default.

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    No. It is actually worse with the current beta. Games over a certain file size crash with external storage. Certain compatible titles will not load saves without crashing the virtual xb360. More then likely wont get fixes until after it gets released to the public.
     
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    Another pointless feature I'll never use.
    GG MS.
     
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    So Soon there is gonna be "Twitch I mean Mixer plays Halo 5"
     
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    @Chary You should let me play your XBONE. :creep:
     
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    I would rather get a video game console than kill myself.
     
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    Nice so you can have a friend play a console and games he doesnt have from a potato if he doesnt mind input lag.

    Now I wonder if it has a set time limit like share play though.
     
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    It wouldn't necessarily be so pointless if it weren't tied to their shitty streaming service. Granted, it'd be a niche concept used by a small few... but I've got a few friends that wouldn't mind.
     
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    To each his own.
     
  16. kingtut

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    I wonder if this works for local multiplayer. so if I was playing cuphead, and I wanted to give the second controller to an audience member from a stream. would that work?
     
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