6 essential Xbox One video tips
Get your game clips on YouTube
You can now upload your game clips directly to your YouTube channel from the Xbox One console! Navigate to the YouTube application and sign-in with your Google account, the app will prompt you to go to www.youtube.com/activate if you want to go any further. Once you’ve done so, head to My uploads in the app and follow the on-screen prompts to get your sweet skills and epic fails onto YouTube for the world to see.
Customise settings for YouTube clips
If you want to get your game videos up onto YouTube, you’ll need to activate a few settings on the Xbox One first. From the Home screen, go to Settings and into Privacy and online safety. Create a custom profile and elect to Share game clips and Share on social network. This will not only ensure that your clips and shareable to YouTube, but onto Xbox Live and OneDrive as well.
Watch walkthroughs in Snap
This never really made sense to us: while you could always download the YouTube application, you weren’t able to watch videos while in Snap. This meant that YouTube videos couldn’t be consumed while playing games or sat in lobbies. Microsoft has fixed this now, and the best use we’ve found for it is to have walkthroughs running – especially helpful when trying to make it through those fiendish master tracks on Trials Fusion.
Broadcast through Twitch
Twitch is the live-streaming service that lets gamers around the world tune in and watch you flex your gaming muscles. With the Xbox One, you can stream directly to your Twitch channel. First you’ll need to download the relevant app, which can be found in the store. Once you’ve done this, the app will prompt you to pair your accounts – from there, it’s a simple case of saying, “Xbox Broadcast,” sorted.
Customise settings for Twitch
If you’re having any problems getting live on Twitch, it’s well worth dropping into Settings and ensuring a couple of things have been activated. Head into Privacy and Online Settings and create a custom profile: you’ll want to ensure that the option See if you are online is set to Everybody and Broadcast gameplay is set to Allow. Next, back out to Settings, head into preferences and Allow broadcasts and Game DVR uploads.
Use Kinect on your broadcasts
The best way to build a Twitch following is to ensure you interact with your viewers. Kinect will let you talk to the community and puts a face to your voice and skills. In Settings under Privacy and online safety ensure Share content made using Kinect is set to Allow. Back out to Settings and head to the Kinect tile, make sure Kinect On and Use Kinect microphone for chat are checked.