Microsoft Details Twitch App On Xbox One, Gameplay Broadcasts Coming Only In Early 2014

Microsoft today detailed the Twitch experience on Xbox One. Twitch is the the world’s leading video platform for gamers. It will allow you to view the full content catalog from tens of thousands of PC & console broadcasters on the Twitch platform. Apart from the regular features, it supports Xbox One platform features such as Snap mode, instant switching, Xbox OneGuide, etc,. Also it supports the new media achievements which you can earn as you watch videos on this app. Here are some,

  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer
  • Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive
  • Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer
  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster

Microsoft also revealed that game broadcasting on Twitch app is not coming at launch. Microsoft is working with Twitch to make it available in 2014.

We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too. We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014.

Source: Xbox

  • JohnO

    Can you Watch games from other platforms`? say pc?

    • Aziz


  • V.A.N.

    This needs to be asked…why does the PS4 have it available at their launch and not the Xbox One? Unlike this round of the console wars, Microsoft does not have the luxury of a one year head start. First part of 2014 is too long. We are talking about 2-4 months of Anti-Xbox propaganda that will reside in the minds of prospective buyers and friends of gamers who are on the fence as to what console to buy…..NOW.

    • Aziz

      A one year head start?? haha it says EARLY 2014… meaning at the most March, and most likey January or February.
      Also the Switch app for Xbox One is more advanced, with the Snap feature, Kinect gestures, etc… It’s not as simple as PS4

    • kid92x

      This needs to be asked… why does the Xbox One have much more apps available at their launch than the PS4? why doesn’t the same apps on the PS4 multitask as their equivalent replica on Xbox? Sony does not have the luxury to remain a gaming console only in the year 2015 and beyond… we are talking about a year or two of Sony playing catch up to Xbox Live services and the multitasking power of Xbox, when consumers want to buy the NEXT GEN console…. NOW.

      • nohone

        Sony has repeated over and over that they are just about games, all while talking about how they have Blu-ray, how they have Netflix (and brag about how PS is the most watched Netflix hours – which means that people are watching movies more than playing games), how they have a music service, etc. It seems they just ran out of ideas, and then take ideas from others and claim they were doing it all along. Meanwhile, Microsoft worked with partners to line up apps and content.
        BTW, isn’t it fun how people claim that WP, Win8, etc. are no good because they don’t have apps, but when a Microsoft platform has the most apps, suddenly it is a negative for them?

    • nohone

      X1 has SkyDrive support, while Sony has no cloud system upload support. I can upload to SkyDrive, then upload to Twitch, YouTube (Sony cancelled YouTube support), Vimeo, or even start my own web site with videos hosted on SkyDrive. If I want, I can copy my data to DropBox, Box, Amazon, Google Drive, or any other hosting service. I can download the video to my computer, edit, and upload using any video editing software I wish. With the PS4 I am limited to what is given me on the device, which is guaranteed to much more limited than software available on my desktop, laptop, or tablet.
      While uploading to Twitch will be nice once it is added, SkyDrive is much more flexible than just Twitch.