In-line with the reported Google acquisition
, game streaming service Twitch is changing its rules to be more... YouTubey. The change that many shirtless, death-metal Hearthstone
streamers will run afoul of is the newly implemented tech that'll mute archived videos that contain "unauthorized third-party audio." Also, past broadcasts will only be saved for a limited time (14-60 days), with highlights running under two hours "saved indefinitely" (for now).
"In order to create a system that supports live and [video on demand] across the globe and on multiple platforms, we need to make significant changes to the way we're currently storing video," said Twitch CEO Emmet Shear.