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If you’ve ever wanted to share your awesome tablet video game skills with the rest of the world, your time has come!
The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is the first mobile device to integrate Twitch broadcasting. This means that virtually any Android game running on the SHIELD tablet can be broadcast to Twitch with a few simple taps.
While Minecraft collaborative Let’s Play servers have been around since almost the conception of the game, few have so quickly risen to extreme popularity. Drenched in humorous but seriously devoted lore, Mianite is one of those servers (recently attracting 100k viewers to one stream alone, making it the most watched game on Twitch at the time!).
Comprised of three factions, the server has brought together YouTubers and Twitch broadcasters to collaborate and compete to make their faction the strongest. Mianite, the “good” team, is comprised of IIJerichoII and OMGitsfirefoxx, who are constantly wrapped up in battling the “bad” Dianites Nadeshot and Syndicate. Of course, there’s always Ianite and its sole supporter, CaptainSparklez, who attempts to keep the balance between the two, along with a number of guests and special appearances.
We want you to be able to watch Twitch from anywhere, regardless of the device you’re using. That’s why we decided to update our mobile web channel page.
- If you have a scheduled inVideo Promotion that appears during the first 13 seconds of your YouTube video, we will offset this promotion to start at 14 seconds.
- This allows for the Twitch Live Annotation to appear at 3 seconds and last for 10 seconds.
We’ve been humbled by the response so far to V1 of Twitch Live Annotations. In going through all your feedback, we found some common questions that we wanted to address.
Please note:We have discovered a YouTube bug that prevents annotations from showing sometimes. We’re working with YouTube’s team to iron this out as quickly as possible and will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience!
Letting your audience know when you go live can be a lot of work. Chances are you maintain a presence on at least one social network, potentially two, if not three or four (we can keep counting … five, six, seven …). Our goal is to help you reach as many of these networks as quickly and easily as possible, each time you go live.
You can already manage your Twitch account so that your Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook followers are alerted when you begin a broadcast. Now, we’re excited to introduce a powerful new way to alert your audience: Twitch Live Annotations for YouTube.
Spam is bad, m’kay? We hate spam. (Well, we kinda like musubi, so maybe not spiced ham.) We’ve created a spam shield in Messages called the “Other” folder, which will have messages from users we aren’t convinced that you want to hear from. It’s not perfect, so you should still check it periodically to make sure a “good” message didn’t want you. We’ll get better at getting all of your good messages into the inbox, so thanks for your patience.
Remember when y’all went crazy like Sander Cohen for TwitchPlaysPokemon (still going strong!), and then helped Choice Chamber make its Kickstarter goal, and soon after started dropping chat commands into streams of Daylight and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition? Well, the Twitch Play Game genre is about to get its latest chatsourced challenge thanks to CrowdPlay from Overwolf.
CrowdPlay is a toolset that lets all of you play games together by entering commands into the chat (sound eerily familiar?). But the difference is Overwolf plans to simplify the process by building tools to enable any of you with a basic level of tech savvy to set up your own CrowdPlay events.
If you hop on over to Overwolf’s TwitchCrowdPlay channel, they are previewing this feature with Final Fantasy VI as an example of what you can soon construct with Overwolf’s tools. (Be sure to scroll below the video player for more info.) Will it be chat-astrophic or chat-tastic? Whatever it is, let’s hope you have better play on words to describe it.
by: Ben Swartz and Josh Tabak
As some of you have already noticed, we’ve been experimenting with new ways to discover Counter-Strike: Global Offensive broadcasters. We’ve wanted to try using game metadata – organized information that describes what’s happening inside of a broadcast – to augment the standard Twitch experience for some time. With the cooperation and help of Valve, we’re excited to bring you the first version of an advanced directory, one which we hope will make it easier to find interesting content.
Amazon Fire TV just got game! You can now get the Twitch app on Amazon Fire TV and turn your big screen TV into your personal gaming theater.
One rainy April day, we opened the gates in front of HQ and grabbed a few people on the street to ask them what new things they’d like to see from Twitch. Most shrieked, “Why are you touching me?!” We got sad and ran back inside vowing to never venture into the outside world again.
To spare yourself this elaborate story and cut to the chase, click here.
Later that day, the rain slowed and the sun appeared full and bright. And there appeared a rainbow. Then it hit us: Rainbow Kappa. That would make the people happy and free them from their black and white
We’re committed to building a place where people from across the globe can come together to share their gaming experiences. You’ve probably heard of our ongoing effort to improve our global quality of service, and today we’re taking a different type of step towards improving the Twitch experience for our international audience.
Twitch is now more than ever a multi-screen experience. The landscape on which the community interacts with Twitch now spans Web, mobile (iOS and Android), and console (Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4). And that list is sure to grow.
The design team has a particularly challenging job: ensuring that the Twitch experience is as seamless as possible across all those platforms, both current and future.
Today, we launched a simple but profound feature: “Infinite Scroll.” This allows the user to browse Twitch directory pages (by game, channel, etc.) without that pesky “Load More” button. Now it’s a seamless scrolling mechanism that gives you immediate access to a deeper browsing experience that is much more like iOS or Android tablets.
Twitch Engineering is very excited about our new Group Chat feature – not only because it’s friggin’ awesome, but also because we have been using it to facilitate broader improvements to our chat architecture. These changes are aimed at improving our QoS – we hate dropped messages as much as you. For this post, I’d like to give an overview of some of the things we’ve been doing to improve overall chat reliability over the past few months.
One of Twitch Engineering’s long-term goals is to move away from a monolithic Ruby on Rails application toward a Service Oriented Architecture, where each feature of the site is a separate component. Our Group Chat design facilitates this drive by creating a new service that will warehouse all chat data (mod lists, Chat colors, etc), data that has historically existed in databases owned by our Rails system. This data migration is currently a work-in-progress.
Look! A snazzy video walkthrough!
UPDATE: This feature is now available to the entire Twitch community.
One of the most beloved features on Twitch is the ability to chat with the broadcasters and your fellow gamers. In many ways, it’s what makes Twitch, Twitch. It’s where community memes begin. Where you express your glee, outrage, befuddlement, or amusement, as the case may be. Twitch is a social place, and chat is where the social exchange happens.
Fun with Stats: How many chatters do we average a day? ~700,000 uniques, hooray!
Today, we’re proud to announce a new beta initiative called Group Chat. Group Chat is a way to create invite-only chat rooms that live separately from the traditional Channel Chat.
Without further ado, here’s the one-and-only djWHEAT to take you through the particulars.