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What do you do after Amazon purchases your start-up for almost $1 billion? If you're Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, you stay the course. "Amazon has a very specific track record of retaining founding teams for a long time," he told The Information in a recent interview. "The idea is that we get to opera...

September 3rd 2014 at 11:08pm 0 Comments
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Do you want to show the world your adventures in playing RuneScape? It's going to be just a wee bit easier to do so now. Jagex has announced today Twitch has been successfully integrated into the game, allowing players to start streaming at a moment's notice with no need to run external software. T...

July 28th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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YouTube is set to acquire Twitch.tv for $1 billion, according to sources at Variety. At the moment, there are few details about the deal, but the acquisition would make sense. Since Twitch's launch, it has become the de facto livestreaming service for gamers. Gaming channels are also some of YouTub...

May 19th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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When some 1.1 million people played Pokémon together via Twitch's game-broadcasting service, developer Studio Bean must've gotten inspired. Choice Chamber takes the idea of the audience deciding what happens onscreen to a new level and injects Twitch chat into the game's DNA; here, the pean...

April 16th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's true: Xbox One is getting its long overdue gameplay broadcasting functionality on March 11th, just in time for the launch of Xbox/PC-exclusive multiplayer blockbuster Titanfall. Some folks will get a chance to try out that functionality early through the beta program, but no one outside of Mi...

February 25th 2014 at 1:27pm 0 Comments
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Xbox One owners eagerly awaiting Titanfall should be glad to hear that the Xbox One's gameplay broadcasting functionality will light up ahead of the game's March 11th launch. Included in the second half of the first big Xbox One update is Twitch gameplay broadcasting, enabling users to share gamep...

February 25th 2014 at 7:48am 0 Comments
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Today EVE Online is updating the game with Twitch.tv integration, allowing players an easy way to stream their play sessions. To use it, players simply need to sign up for a Twitch.tv account and then access the feature from the social menu in the game. Streams can be set to private if the user on...

December 10th 2013 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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It sure is good that Microsoft's Xbox One controller doesn't have a "Share" button dedicated to pushing live broadcasts of gameplay to the internet, because that functionality is being delayed beyond the console's November 22nd launch date. Microsoft confirmed as much this morning in a cursory foo...

November 19th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Twitch streams a lot of events these days, and it's improving its iOS app to keep up with the flood of new content. The just-posted 2.3.5 update more than triples the number of accessible live channels from 200 to over 750, giving viewers a better chance of seeing a local tourney or a "let's play"...

August 11th 2013 at 3:44am 0 Comments
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An update for the Twitch.tv app on Android is finally letting users log into their accounts, providing easier access to their personal favorites out of the top 300 live streaming channels. Features still not accounted for include search and chat, however Community Manager Jared Rea mentions they'r...

June 26th 2013 at 6:38am 0 Comments