Microsoft Testing USB Cameras For Streaming Use On Xbox One

Microsoft have announced that they are testing the use of USB cameras for Microsoft apps like Mixer and Skype.

The new webcam testing, which is available to Alpha Ring insider members, should allow Xbox One owners to take a USB camera used for their PCs and plug them into the Xbox One for the same function. In theory, you can use your webcam for video chat and streaming similarly how the Kinect works now (because it is definitely not used for games).

This is big news for streamers who didn't want to invest in a Kinect purely to get self-cam going for their streams, as PC webcams are both cheap and plentiful. Hopefully at some point Microsoft opens this up for other apps, like Twitch, rather than limiting it to their own services.

[Source: Mixer Blog]

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