New Twitch TV Functionality Coming to the Xbox One

Posted Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST by
Xbox One Twitch app

More Xbox One features coming online for 'Titanfall.'

As big as the March 11th date is for 'Titanfall,' the amount of features and updates coming to the Xbox One at the same time is mounting. With the new Xbox One Twitch app, players can simple say "Xbox, broadcast" to the Kinect and begin broadcasting live. Even better, through the Xbox One, players can watch any Twitch broadcast, chat, and archive. On Xbox One multiplayer broadcasts, players can even join into matches.

From Microsoft, "Thanks to Kinect, Xbox One owners that have completed a one-time setup of their Twitch account can begin live streaming their game of choice simply by saying "Xbox, Broadcast" at any point during their time playing it. Kinect also allows you to easily include your picture-in-picture video feed and audio commentary along with the game broadcast, making it the perfect way to connect with your friends and followers. Xbox One's Twitch app is a great way to meet new friends, too, as you'll be able to view the gamer card of anyone streaming from Xbox One and begin following them.

"Your Twitch activity will appear right in the friends app and activity feed of your followers, giving everyone a real-time update on what you're broadcasting or watching. You can even set up notifications for a heads-up when one of your favorites begins broadcasting. During the broadcast, broadcasters and viewers will be able to interact (viewers can post comments in the chat stream, while the broadcaster verbally responds or assigns a moderator to keep chat running smoothly while they're busy playing). Xbox One is the only next-gen console offering a complete Twitch chat experience, offering 10 lines in the chat stream and allowing viewers to choose their name color and post emoticons. As an added bonus, broadcasters can invite friends into a private party from the chat stream, allowing them to voice chat outside of the broadcast.

"In addition to the ability to use Kinect's voice commands to begin (and finish!) broadcasting, a number of other special features make the Twitch experience on Xbox One a unique one. You'll have access to the all of the live broadcasts, as well as exclusive content. Unlike other Twitch console experiences, you can also broadcast a full-screen view of the game you're playing or use an on-screen viewer indicator to keep an eye on how popular your live broadcast is. You can even earn Media Achievements just by spectating as you normally would or, we hope, by checking out any of the Xbox One games you haven't seen before."

You can find the latest info on 'Titanfall' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Xbox Wire

Author: Brian Hoss

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