If you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program, formerly known as the Xbox Preview Program, you may have gotten access to Microsoft’s Beam app on Xbox One today. In addition to allowing users to broadcast streams, Beam also gives them the power to watch and chat with each other, similar to Twitch.
The app, due out this spring, will also allow users to browse game streams and earn “Sparks” and experience points as they watch. Sparks are an in-app currency that viewers use to unlock XP boosters, emotes, and more; XP, meanwhile, signify how much you’ve watched. One minute of watching will earn you two Sparks, while five minutes nets you 10 XP.
More info about Beam is expected later this month at GDC 2017.