We’re incredibly excited to continue what has been a great partnership with GOM. GOM is a keystone in the eSports industry, bringing the best content from Korea to the rest of the world, and we’re honored to be hosting their content on Twitch.
GOM’s new brand, GOM eXP, is kicking off the new year with a fantastic content lineup. In addition to the GSL and GSTL Starcraft 2 content we’ve grown to love from GOM, GOM eXP will feature a variety of games, including Dota 2, Counter-Strike, and World of Tanks.
For all things GOM eXP, please visit the GOM eXP website.
To kick off the GOM eXP on Twitch experience, GOM is currently offering an early bird special for the 2014 GSL pass. Click here to take advantage of this limited time offer!
The next generation of gaming is here, but it’s the cross-gen titles that are getting all the love. As always, we sort this list by the overall number of minutes watched per game. This allows us to give you a more accurate view of the Twitch community, as it helps negate the influence of front page and other promotions. Actual numbers can be found by finding the two Warp Whistles and using them back-to-back.
Tonight we’ll be removing the Access Code feature from your Privacy settings which allowed broadcasters 18 years and older to require a password before users could view their channels. We messaged this via site-wide alert to all broadcasters throughout the weekend and by the end of tonight, the feature will be gone.
All other privacy options will remain, including the option to hide ones channel from the Twitch directory. For all this and more, visit http://twitch.tv/settings/privacy for a closer look at your privacy settings. Thanks!
At MINECON 2013, we announced that integrated Twitch broadcasting was coming soon to one of the most popular games in the world, Minecraft. Today, we’re pleased to report that Mojang has released this feature into open beta as part of its experimental snapshots program. All Minecraft owners have access to this open beta, but you’ll need to setup a few things before you can try it out.
Update #2: Currently, Twitch for Minecraft only supports Windows (Vista and later) and Mac OS X (10.8, 10.9). Linux support is currently not planned due to licensing issues surrounding the encoding software. Apologies for not including this information in the original post.
If you’re using the PS4-to-Twitch broadcasting integration, you have a chance to appear on the Twitch front page!
With the impending release of the Xbox One here in the States, the next generation of gaming will be fully ushered in and you may still be wondering which Twitch experience you’ll be receiving on which console. To that end, our designers have whipped up a handy infographic that lays out the streaming capabilities of the PlayStation 4, and the advanced viewing app found on the Xbox One. While all of this can change and expand in the coming months and years, for now, this is the future we’re living in.
By now you’ve heard about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We noticed, too, and felt we could help.
On November 19, 2013, we re-opened the Twitch Store with the hope of selling at least 1,000 shirts to support the Red Cross’s efforts in helping the people affected by this natural disaster. We ‘re offering limited edition men and women’s Twitch logo shirts in the colors (red, yellow, and blue) of the flag of the Philippines, as well as the always desired Twitch purple. Each shirt includes a print of the island of the Philippines as well as a short note about this effort. The store will remain open until December 2, 2013.
“Given the massive devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, we want to help out in any way we can,” said Emmett Shear, CEO/Founder of Twitch. “We felt the best way to lend a hand was to use the reach of our platform and the demand for our branded clothing to raise funds, and then to donate all profits toward relief efforts.”
We once again partnered with Teespring to bring you these items. For all of your Twitch Store related customer support questions, please contact Teespring as noted here.
The Twitch community at large has always been fantastic at raising funds for charitable causes. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this effort.
You already knew that Twitch is coming to the all-new Xbox One, and today Microsoft has unveiled its day one plans for Twitch over on its Xbox Wire. With one of the most robust viewing applications to date, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to experience all the content they love from the Twitch network of gamers and you’ll even be rewarded for it. Yes, you’ll be earning achievements for watching others play video games for you. The next generation of gaming has truly arrived.
We’re currently exiting the PlayStation 4 launch hype delirium and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. While some nay-sayers were anticipating our global infrastructure to be brought to its knees, we’re pleased to report that this post is not coming at you from the Twitch rapture thanks to the hard work and due diligence of our awesome engineering staff. Here’s a recap of everything you may have missed from the past week of PlayStation-induced insanity.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new, ongoing series of blog posts dedicated to keeping our users informed of what we’re doing to improve service around the world. We’ve received a great deal of feedback from you all on Twitter, Facebook, reddit, Team Liquid, in person, et cetera. We want you and your friends to use our service because it’s the best. We want you to know what we’re doing to make it the best.
It’s been a while since we talked about either the eSports communities or European audience here on Twitch.
We’re kicking off a week of awesome product news with the long awaited 2.0 update of the Twitch App for Android. Why is it so hotly anticipated, you ask? Oh, you didn’t? Huh.. Well.. This is awkward. Seeing as how I didn’t really have a back-up plan for this blog I’m just going to go ahead and tell you anyway.
The Twitch App for Android 2.0 brings the full chat experience to your mobile device.
Coming off the success of our Dota 2 integration, allowing Twitch viewers to earn in-game item drops for watching ticketed events, Valve has extended this awesome service to their hit online shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Your first chance to earn CS:GO drops on Twitch is coming in just a few weeks at DreamHack Winter 2013.
If you are currently or have in the past used XSplit to stream to Twitch, please read this carefully.
It has come to our attention that various data on XSplit’s servers have been compromised. In particular, your XSplit credentials (account name and password), as well as your Twitch account name and stream key may have been exposed. Such exposure might allow an external party to broadcast to your Twitch channel.
Please see this XSplit announcement for more details.
It’s the final crop of top Twitch games before the next generation arrives. Soon, there’ll be all kinds of Killzone’s, and Dead Rising’s, and newfangled next-gen experiences to be had. Will Twitch streaming integration in these consoles be enough to crack the top five? We’ll find out next month!
You’ve been wandering this cold world for too long. You’ve sought warmth in other shirts, worn other hoodies. But they just weren’t you. They just didn’t do.
Well take your wardrobe outside and burn it in the yard: the Twitch Store is here!