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TwitchCon 2015 Keynote: Product Round-Up

Missed Emmett Shear’s TwitchCon 2015 keynote address? We’ve got you covered.

These are the upcoming features, products, and improvements that were announced today.

Twitch App for PlayStation
This fall we’ll be launching a full-featured Twitch app for you on PlayStation. You can use our new apps to access all the games and broadcasters you love, across Vita, PS3 and PS4.

Twitch is for all gamers

 

Whispers 2.0
This October, your whisper conversations are getting a makeover! No need to worry that your whisper was lost in global chat. Whispers now live in their own individual docked windows alongside a comprehensive list of all your whisper conversations. And it gets better. Whisper conversation history will be saved forever. Stop and start your whisper conversations whenever you please.

Twitch is social
 

Create a Video Playlist
Coming soon: Create a playlist featuring your favorite past broadcasts and highlights. Turn your channel into a 24/7 viewing experience where your fans can watch and chat about your content whether you’re live or offline.

Twitch is 24/7
 

New and Improved Video Experience

And that’s not all. We have even more improvements to video coming your way!

  • Customizable thumbnails for your past broadcasts and highlights
  • A full HTML5 video player
  • The ability to upload your own videos directly to Twitch

Watch the full keynote here.

We wouldn’t be able to do this without you, our viewers and broadcasters. THANK YOU for helping us take Twitch to the next level.

Twitch Is Adding A Bunch Of New Features

Twitch is far-and-away the biggest video game streaming service on the planet, but it’s definitely not perfect.

As part of a kick-off keynote for TwitchCon today, Twitch announced a handful of new features that are coming to the streaming platform in early 2016.

Biggest on the list is video uploads—sans streaming. If you decided to play something but didn’t feel like having the Eyes Of The World looking over your shoulder, Twitch will still host your video. On top of that, you’ll be able to give them custom thumbnail art and arrange them in playlists.

Twitch is also (thank all that is sleek, streamlined, and not an unholy eyesore) upgrading its video player, which will hopefully result in something that’s sleek, streamlined, and not an unholy eyesore. They’re moving from Flash to HTML5 (currently it’s part-Flash, part-HTML5, which is why it taxes PCs way more than it should), but here’s hoping they’re also moving from “ugly and clunky” to “not those two things.”

There’s some other stuff on the way (a dedicated PlayStation app, improved whisper functionality), but the above things suggest—at least, to me—that Twitch is really feeling pressure from YouTube and their new game streaming features. It’s not that YouTube is the heir apparent to the streaming throne yet (YouTube Gaming hasn’t gained much traction at all, despite a solid interface), but Twitch is clearly aware that they’re now tussling with the biggest online video platform on Earth. They’re doing everything they can to shore up their defenses and patch up their leaks—to keep people from even thinking about leaving. After all, once upon a time Twitch was adamantly against hosting video, to the point that stream archives still disappear after a little while. Now they want people to upload pre-recorded stuff and customize it.

It’ll be interesting to see if this stuff is any good when it launches next year. In the meantime, what do you think Twitch still needs to work on? What should they add? Aside from a large man who comes to people’s houses every time they use Twitch chat and hits them for being a dick-weasels, I mean.

Twitch Launches Broadcaster Language Mode

To give the international and multilingual users a more cohesive chat experience, we’ve launchedBroadcaster Language Mode. Turn on Broadcaster Language Mode to let your community chat exclusively in your preferred language with other native language speakers. Continue reading Twitch Launches Broadcaster Language Mode

Screen Recorder, the first mobile broadcasting app for Android smartphones

Starting today, it’s a whole lot easier to broadcast your Android game directly to Twitch. Developed by Sony Mobile, Screen Recorder lets you easily broadcast your live gaming action on a variety of Xperia devices, including Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 ,Xperia Z4v, as well as the Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Continue reading Screen Recorder, the first mobile broadcasting app for Android smartphones