Mixer is a video game streaming platform that Microsoft owns. The platform was called Beam before the acquisition, and these days, it’s the third most used streaming service on the web behind YouTube and Twitch. Now, since Microsoft owns the platform, users can sign in with their Microsoft Account, and that’s good. However, what are the options for those with a Mixer account before the software giant acquired the company? Can they link their account with a Microsoft account if they have one?
Yes, this is something you can do, and with ease, to be honest. We will discuss how this is done in great detail, and in a way for you to understand even if you’re a novice where computers are concerned.
Additionally, it should be noted that Microsoft automatically creates a Mixer account for any user who broadcasts from an Xbox console for the first time. For those who already have a Mixer account, then the first step below should be followed.
UPDATE: Microsoft officially shut down Mixer on July 22, 2020.
How to link Mixer account to your Microsoft account
Linking your Mixer account is very important for easy sign-in if you use your Microsoft account a lot. The procedure involves the following steps:
- Unlink your account
- Link your Mixer account with your Microsoft account.
Let us talk about this in more detail.
1] Unlink your account
The first step is to visit the Mixer.com website. If you are visiting for the first time, then you will be required to create an account. So visit Sign up > Microsoft.
However, if you already have an account, then go to Log In > Microsoft.
Enter your Microsoft account details, the same used to sign in to your Xbox account.
After that, click on the profile icon, and then select Account > Unlink your Microsoft account.
2] Link your Mixer account with your Microsoft account
The first step, then, is to log-in with your Mixer account after visiting the website.
Select the profile icon at the top, and then click on Account > Link your Microsoft account. Enter your account details and from there, you should be good to go.
That account is not linked with any Mixer account
The service was previously known as Beam. It now offers viewers real-time influence and participation in-game streams. If you experience the above-mentioned issue, you can do the following to fix the problem.
- Unlink and relink your Mixer account
- Try signing in using a different device.
1] Unlink and link your Mixer account
Before making any changes, first, determine if you have another account on your Xbox? If not, you might need to unlink and relink your account to fix the problem. Also, if you’ve started a Mixer broadcast using Xbox or the Game bar, you must unlink your Microsoft account from the new Mixer account that Microsoft automatically creates for you.
To do this:
- Go to mixer.com and select Sign in > Sign in with Microsoft, if you’re visiting the website for the first time.
- If you’ve signed up on the website, select Log in > Microsoft.
- Enter your Microsoft account info (the same info you use to sign in to Xbox or the Xbox app).
- Thereafter, select the profile icon in the upper-right corner, and then choose Account > Unlink your Microsoft account.
Once done, proceed to link your preferred Mixer account to your Microsoft account.
Again, go to mixer.com and log in with the Mixer account you want to use.
Select the profile icon in the upper-right corner, select Account > Link your Microsoft account, and then enter your Microsoft account info.
2] Try signing in using a different device
If the method fails to work, try signing in using a different device. For example, if you are using Xbox to sign in to Mixer account, you can replace it with a different device like a Smartphone or a tablet and try to login to your Profile by linking your social accounts or Microsoft account with Mixer. If you get through, there might be only a minor error with the Xbox device and it should have been resolved by now.
How do I link my Microsoft account to Twitch?
If you want to link your Microsoft account to Twitch, you need to log into your Twitch account first. Then, you can open the Settings panel and go to the Connections section. Click on the Other Connections option and find the Microsoft account icon. Click on the Connect button and enter your credentials to authorize your Microsoft account.
How do I link my Twitch account to my Xbox?
If you want to link your Twitch account to Xbox, you need to open the Profile & system section and click on the Settings option. Then, select the Account option and find the Linked social accounts. Next, you need to click on the Link your accounts and Link your accounts to Twitch options, respectively. Finally, you need to enter the Twitch account credentials to connect them.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped you.
Related read: That account is not linked with any Mixer account.