Twitch stream crosses to PlayStation 4

Twitch stream crosses to PlayStation 4
Twitch, the ever-growing streaming service (can we simply call it "ubiquitous" at this point?), is making its way to PlayStation 4. Announced during Sony's Gamescom press conference today, PS4 owners worldwide will be able to use the share button to broadcast gameplay to their Twitch channels and to believe in life after love. Users will also be able to view content streamed to the Twitch service. All services will be available for free.

"Through this partnership we are paving the way for every PS4 gamer to become both a broadcaster and an avid spectator of amazing content," said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear.

Twitch integration was previously announced for Xbox One during E3. Twitch continues to branch out to any platforms that will support it. Integration with refrigerators and toasters is planned for 2014.
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Twitch Brings World's Largest Video Game Broadcasting Community to PlayStation®4

PS4™ owners will be able to stream and commentate their games for the ultimate sharing and spectator experience

SAN FRANCISCO- August 20, 2013 - Twitch, the world's leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it will be coming to the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system, Sony Computer Entertainment's (SCE) next generation computer entertainment system. By simply hitting the "Share" button on the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, PS4 system users worldwide will be able to broadcast their gameplay directly to their Twitch channels. In addition, users will be able to view content streamed to the Twitch community from other PS4 gamers. PS4 users will be able to fully utilize Twitch's broadcast and viewing features for free.

"PlayStation has a long history of delivering some of the best gaming experiences in the industry and we're excited to have Twitch available on a console as heavily anticipated as PS4," said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. "Through this partnership we are paving the way for every PS4 gamer to become both a broadcaster and an avid spectator of amazing content."

"Social capabilities are an integral part of PS4, so Twitch will play an important role in delivering a compelling connected experience to PlayStation fans," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. "Twitch's gamer-focused community combined with our strong portfolio of innovative PS4 titles, will help define next generation gameplay and community engagement."

Since launching in June 2011, Twitch has focused its efforts on being everywhere gamers are, as well as being a platform for the vast and varied video game ecosystem. As a result, the platform's broadcasting community spans developers, media outlets, organizations, publishers and individual gamers with more than 600,000 broadcasters catering to more than 38 million unique viewers per month.

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About Twitch
Twitch is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 38 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch's video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.