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T-shirts. They’re the uniform of the gamer. We know because you’ve asked time and again for us to offer Twitch apparel and have happily snapped up said swag with glee. Once again we’ve got some awesome new t-shirts for you, but this time with a wrinkle (‘cause cotton..).
Starting today, in partnership with Teespring, we’re bringing you a selection of t-shirts made by some of your very favorite Twitch broadcasters! And, not just one batch – we’re going to be releasing six shirts every Monday for the next four weeks so you won’t need to do any laundry until October! (But seriously, do your laundry.)
Three weeks ago we launched the first version of Host Mode, then followed that up with an FAQ. You all very clearly asked: “How do I know know who is hosting my channel and how many viewers are they driving to my video?”
Today, we’re excited to announce an update that addresses these very issues. Host Mode now includes Broadcaster Notifications. When you’re broadcasting and someone begins to /host you, you’ll get a notification of who is hosting you and how many viewers they are driving to your video.
The notification will now appear in your Chat, so you and your viewers will know who is hosting you.
Hopefully this takes the guesswork out of the question: “Where did all these viewers come from?!”
But this is just the first step toward a more robust, informative Host Mode. Soon you will also get a notification in your Broadcaster Dashboard. Stay tuned for more exciting updates straight from your suggestions.
One of the most valuable aspects of the Twitch community is the interactions that happen in chat. We’re always trying to come up with new ways to make chat easier to use, and today we’re excited to announce chat mentions.
Now, when you want to mention someone directly in chat, just type @username to trigger an auto-suggested list of the first five users who match your entry. These users will be limited to the people who have participated in chat since you entered. Select the user you want to chat with, and then press enter.
When you mention someone, that user will see his or her name highlighted in chat, so it’s easier than ever to see when someone wants to chat with you one-to-one.
We know you like options, and we want to give you as many as possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with Xsolla to bring you over 600 new ways to pay for your Twitch Turbo subscription (channel subscriptions very soon™)
Starting today, users around the world will be able to go Turbo using payment options like bank accounts, Bitcoin, PaySafeCard, gift cards, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase multiple months of Turbo at once.
“But I live in Uganda,” you say. You can use Skrill, OKPAY, and more.
“What about me in Brazil?” You can use MercadoPago, Fundos PagSeguro, and more!
(My favorite: Dwolla. Dwolla dwolla bills, y’all.)
Runescape announced the release of Araxxor, a new boss ready to tear you a new one. So that no one misses your heroic triumph (or grisly demise), one-click Twitch broadcasting is included in the update. That’s right, all the tools you need to broadcast your whip cracking adventures are built right into Runescape.
The Twitch broadcasting integration includes resolution, bandwidth, microphone, and webcam settings. You’ll also have the option to view and interact with your Twitch channel’s chat.
Also included is the ability to see other top Runescape broadcasts from within the game client.
Here’s a walkthrough from the good folks at Jagex:
We’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve gotten on Host Mode! A number of questions that have come up over the last 24 hours, and we’d like to take some time to answer them. We’ve also added this video on how Host Mode works. Check it out!
How do I activate host mode?
Type /host channelname into your chat. For example, to share the Twitch Weekly show, you would type: /host twitch
Wargaming today announced the WG Stream mod, which allows World of Tanks and World of Warplanes players to broadcast gameplay directly to your Twitch channel with one simple click.
No matter what your skill level, WG Stream mod has been designed for ease of use. The intuitive interface allows you to assign hotkeys to manage the broadcast and offers a variety of settings to optimize broadcast quality.
Introducing Host Mode – a new way to share live channels without leaving the comfort of your home chatroom.
What is Host Mode?
Imagine you’re done broadcasting for the day, and about to go offline. Rather than just signing off, Engage Host Mode! Your chatroom remains entirely the same, but your video player is replaced with an embedded version of whichever channel’s stream you decide to host. Now you and your chat community can continue to hang out even after you’ve gone offline.
Host mode gives a broadcaster the ability to host another channel’s live broadcast on his or her own channel page. Any broadcaster can host another channel, and any channel can be hosted. It works just like using an embedded player on another website, except it works directly on Twitch.
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.