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December Loot from Twitch Prime – H1Z1: King of the Kill Custom Skin Collection

We’re excited to bring you news of this month’s game loot for Twitch Prime members. If you’re not a Twitch Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial at twitchprime.com.

H1Z1: King of the Kill Custom Skin Collection: 12/7–1/4

H1Z1: King of the Kill from Daybreak Games is celebrating Twitch Prime in December with a custom skin collection inspired by the Twitch community! Available starting on December 7th, and through January 4th, you’ll get these items:

The Twitch Prime Kappa Offroader Skin
The Twitch Prime Kappa Offroader Skin Continue reading December Loot from Twitch Prime – H1Z1: King of the Kill Custom Skin Collection

Watch ads to tip your favorite Twitch streamers

Earn “Bits” by sitting through a 30-second sponsored video.

Just when it looked like Twitch was looking to reduce the amount of ads on its site, the live-streaming service has introduced a new way for users to tip their favorite casters that rely heavily on them. It comes as an extension to the “Cheering” emotes announced in June and lets viewers accumulate Bits — a Twitch currency where emoticons translate into donations — by simply sitting through a 30-second interactive ad.

Currently, Twitch is in the process of rolling out this new way to “Get Bits.” Users can still choose to purchase 100 Bits for $1.40 (up to a limit of $140) but can now earn Bits by viewing a sponsored video or completing a short survey. Twitch says the cashless route will typically reward users 5 Bits but some offers will be worth up to 100.

To stop people gaming the system, the company is putting a limit on the number of ads users can watch. Currently, the program is available in the US but Twitch says Bits can be placed in any chat channel that has Cheering enabled, regardless of where the streamer is located. Should it prove to be a success, the company hopes to expand its updated Cheering platform “to more users in the future.”

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 http://www.twitchprime.com. Continue reading TwitchCon 2016: Noteable News

Twitch Uploads Could Be A Game-Changer

Finally, after years of begging and pleading from the streaming community, Twitch is rolling out video uploads to the popular video game streaming site.

For years now, streamers at Twitch have been able to stream live content only. That means daily live-streams to create a viable audience, which can be pretty grueling.

The only place to upload video content was YouTube. In fact, on YouTube streamers could easily choose to either live-stream or upload video content. That wasn’t an option on Twitch, making YouTube more attractive to many.

Now all that’s changing. Continue reading Twitch Uploads Could Be A Game-Changer

Welcome Twitch’s new Channel Page

The new channel page design lets you easily access all of a channel’s content. We’ve added a new top navigation bar that lets you browse videos and start watching past broadcasts when a channel is offline but easily get back to the live video player if they come online. Continue reading Welcome Twitch’s new Channel Page