Microsoft has surprisingly scrapped native Mixer streaming from their Windows 10 OS.
The integrated Xbox Game Bar feature that allowed streamers to directly Steam to Microsoft’s proprietary streaming service has been randomly scrapped. No longer will Windows 10 users be able to simply click a button and stream, they’ll have to use another program.
In a statement to Windows-focused website Windows Central, Microsoft suggested that Mixer streamers simply use a different program.
“With continued, great feedback from the community and after careful consideration, we have decided to remove Mixer from Xbox Game Bar to focus on delivering new, more often requested experiences across Mixer, Windows 10 and the Xbox Game Bar,” Microsoft said.
“You can broadcast to Mixer from Windows 10 devices using third-party tools such as OBS, Streamlabs, and XSplit and continue to use Xbox Game Bar for screen capture and sharing, controlling your music and audio settings, finding new teammates with Looking for Group (LFG), and chatting with Xbox friends across Xbox console, mobile, and PC – all without leaving your game.”
Microsoft’s snap decision to remove native Mixer streaming from Windows 10 strikes as a weird one. With numerous updates recently coming to provide streamers with more features and support, it’s weird that such a massive feature would be removed entirely.