Watch Twitch On Your Xbox OneNov 19 2013 · 49 comments · News
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.
With Twitch on Xbox One you can take advantage of the new Snap mode, allowing you to watch Twitch content while playing your favorite game, watching TV, or even when using a different app. The app itself is also Kinect enabled, allowing to easily navigate this brave new world of Snap with just your voice, if you so choose to.
The Twitch app on Xbox One is further integrated into these new console features, including the OneGuide Favorites. Now, you can place your favorite Twitch channels right into your Xbox One’s Favorites, allowing for even faster access to some of your favorite content on the site.
Of course, there are also the achievements to hunt for. Here’s a list of what you’ll be aiming for:
- Newcomer: Watch one hour of live video on Twitch
- Competitive: Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch
- Best Viewer: Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch
- Hipster: Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers
- Talent Scout: Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers
- Max Bandwith: Watch a single channel on Twitch for more than eight hours consecutively
- Around the Clock: Watch at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day
- Prime Time: Watch a total of 10 hours of live video on Twitch between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30PM, on a weekday
We know that the ability to broadcast your Xbox One gameplay direct to Twitch is something you’re all very excited about. So are we! Microsoft is working hard to ensure that the Twitch broadcasting experience meets all of your expectations, and we’re looking forward to sharing more details with you all in the future.