Xbox one integrated Stream overlays
I would love for you guys to implement a feature that allows for the people who are currently stuck on console for streaming to have a couple simple stream overlays to use. Such as a face cam border and maybe a follower announce. This would be a great way to make console streams look a little sharper and these could easily be managed through the broadcast set-up, you could opt to have it on or off and just like chat overlay choose the position. This feature could be rolled out first for xbox insiders to test it and see if it has the potential to go far and get general feedback
Pro users and Partners will now have the ability to add images, overlays, text, and scene switching to their broadcasts on all of our platforms (including Xbox and Mixer Create) using Lightstream Studio!
Read more about our partnership and how to get started here: https://blog.mixer.com/2018/04/11/enhance-your-mixer-streams-with-lightstream-studio/
We hope to expand access to Lightstream to more users as we validate the stability and performance of the feature.
- Matt Salsa
Yesss!!!! And maybe a goal overlay. For followers or views.
A must have. I've loved being able to stream from the couch with my cam and being able to engage with my viewers but it ends there. Streaming from PC is next level, but simple overlay inclusions via a URL or otherwise would be grand.
Doc Coffee commented
This would make the Xbox one the ultimate streaming platform for anyone not looking to do go the extra mile to set up a more professional stream on a pc. I feel this would go a long way in attracting most new and upcoming streamers as well as extending the popularity of the Mixer brand.
Thorbjørn Jensen commented
This is such an important feature that would really set aside Mixer as a great Console place to stream. While i think it would be better to add this not from the server side of Mixer, but as an upgrade to the mixer streaming app on the Xbox. Would be nice to be able to choose from preset notifications, overlays, sound effects, add text etc. (maybe even set scenes) Or import them via a USB stick.
This is truly needed for console streamers, and a huge plus to the streaming experience.
Zenek Kowalski commented
Yes for overlays https://www.twitchboard.net/
Tristan Samsel commented
Why not just let us create our our overlays?
If possible, it would make so many more console streamers interactive and boost the console streaming community as a whole
Better yet let's put those sparks to good use with more than just sound bites MIXER. I'd like see MIXER come up with overlay packs and sound boards that can be purchased using sparks. Think about it... You want a certain border for your cam, a certain sound bite for your followers, or even for your sound board. Just interact with the site, earn those sparks, and it's yours. Also not having to use a computer and outside BOTs would be great too. Make it all part of the OS. Console gamers love the one stop for all idea, along with plug and play functionality.
Brandon Ouellette commented
I feel like for some reason that'd be hard for them to do but I really like the idea really puts less of a disadvantage between the elgato and PC streams
Hey mixer I'm a streamer on here but I only have an Xbox so I cannot use obs or any others so I was wondering if you could add a donating feature and when someone joins the stream it says who it is thanks!!
Christopher Cammel commented
THIS. My computer currently can barely run internet and music at the same time, let alone throwing video input from two sources.
Not everyone can stream from their computer, so for console players to add their own touch is hard. The idea is for strictly console streamers to be able to select a custom overlay for their streams to bring a little something else to it. During the stream setup, the individual could browse from a wide range of overlays which featured their most recent follower/donator/subscriber, how long they have been live and so on.
Christina Parker commented
I've heard a different department at Microsoft basically already made this, but that team has dispersed. Mixer DM for details lol
Hi Mixer Team,
I recently got an Xbox One, and thought let's try the broadcasting feature out for mixer, it is nice and simple to set up and gives you more options than I expected to be honest with the option for the chat, camera, etc so awesome job with that stuff.
But then I noticed the overlay, now personally I am not a fan of this as it is quite intrusive on game play at times. For example I often play Sports games like Fifa, or First Person Shooters, and this big box is just up on my screen blocking my view of parts of the screen I may need to look out. For me personally, I need the full screen space. So I was wondering if the Overlay box, that has how long you're live for and the viewer count had to option to be disabled / hidden, or just made fully transparent or something along those lines. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy seeing those little stats (I'd guess they're called) and like the idea of them, but I feel that the box around them is ruining gameplay and puts me off using the feature.
So a recap of above, I realise it's a little long,
I really like the broadcasting option, and the features within it, it's a lot more than I expected, but the overlay that has the timer and viewer count is a little much, and streamers should have the option to disable it, or make the box transparent.
Alex Hillman commented
Anyone else stream directly from the console,I think mixer should add some sort of overlay creator,so then I think many people will turn to mixer and stream,anytime overlay creator so we can add simple images to promote teams or our friends would be great including you need to spend time on a pc in order for an overlay.
Im 100% surprised they have not added this yet. This would bring in ALOT of people from twitch xbox streaming to mixer for the option of an overlay.
Renato Mota commented
Change the name and still the same, The respect for customer of Xbox doesn´t existis
add the ability so use the function for overlays on the xbox app
This would amazing and I do not think it would be that hard at all to implement. I mean all its needs to be is an overlay image that shows up when your online kinda like your offline image.
One of the difficulties for new streamers that stream native from the Xbox platform is that they lack the advantage of OBS, where you can add multiple layers of graphics, interactive items, sub and stream interfaces, application, and generic graphical overlays. These overlays can add that one extra step in terms of professionalism and presentation. It would be great if we could get an option to upload an overlay that is a .png file to put on top of the front end stream for when watching. Instead of us adding the image to OBS /xSplit, we could upload it natively on the website so that it could show up when we are streaming natively from the Xbox 1. This would allow newer streamers who lack the resources to spend 200 on an Elgato and potentially a stream box the ability to have a more professional looking stream with out the financial burden or added complications.