TwitchCon 2016: Noteable News

TwitchCon 2016 just wrapped up in San Diego and the news coming from the convention has many gamers and viewers very excited about what’s to come from Twitch. From new services to cross-platform integration there seemed to be something for everyone in this year’s keynote address given by Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, and Director of Programming, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham.

Arguably the biggest announcement is that of Twitch Prime, a new premium service available to all Amazon Prime subscribers. Along with discounts on pre-orders and new releases, it also features things like free digital games and in-game loot. To unlock all these premium perks just sign up for Amazon Prime (you can start with a 30-day free trial), or link your existing Prime account to Twitch by going to

Other new features include:

  • The ability for all Twitch users to upload videos for any other Twitch users to watch. Also, the option to download past streams to create on-demand videos for users.
  • Now any user can share live streams and videos on mobile devices via the Twitch app available for iPhone and Android OS.
  • Users of Curse Voice and Twitch can now link their accounts for all the emotes from Twitch and use of Twitch-themed color customization on Curse Voice.
  • And for all you coding nerds HTML5 is now available to all Twitch users.

Twitch also announced a few things still to come in October such as, a better clip trimming mechanic that lets you better capture that epic gaming moment, and Loyalty Subscription Badges.

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