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"Xbox, Broadcast" - full Twitch streaming coming to Xbox One next month

Jonathan Lester
Twitch, Xbox One

Xbox One owners will be able to stream live gameplay and Kinect footage directly to Twitch.tv from March 11th, thanks to a free voice-activated app. Will you take the opportunity to flaunt your Titanfall rodeo skills across the internet?

The new Twitch app can be activated with a simple "Xbox, broadcast," at which point you'll broadcast fullscreen footage, commentary and Kinect feed of your face should you want to. An on-screen viewer indicator will inform hosts of how popular their show is in real-time.

As a client, you'll be able to use the app to browse in-progress broadcasts, follow your favourite streamers, view gamercards and receive notifications when a new broadcast begins. The facility is already available on PS4, and has been for some considerable time, though the ubiquitous Kinect sensor makes for simple

Whether you'll use it yourself is another matter, mind. Is it time for you to take centre stage and become the latest Twitch sensation? Will you watch from the shadows? Or will you, erm, just keep playing games? Let us know in the comments.

Oh, and I suppose I'd better try it out in a professional capacity. I'll keep you posted.

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Late  Feb. 25, 2014 at 16:36

This'll be the thing where a few ps4 users have made headlines broadcasting live xxx rated stuff, then?

Haven't used the record facility on my One (other than Peggle etc. automatically recording and uploading stuff every two minutes). Doubt I'll ever use broadcast facilities.

Still, more features is good news even if I don't personally use them.

Late  Mar. 6, 2014 at 04:10

I don't understand this world sometimes.

Have installed the new Twitch app on my xb One. As the article says, at present you can't broadcast on the One, just watch - broadcast will be enabled later this month.

So I hop into one of the first channels I spot - someone called summit1g playing dayz on the PC. There was no action at the time - he was just running across open fields, with the occasional hill and copse. I kept hoping to see some zombies. So I kept watching for about half an hour - surely something interesting will happen soon, right...
In that time I didn't see a single zombie, or enemy, or a single shot fired. But I did see him making money. People were sending text messages or something attached to PayPal, generally just $2 sometimes $5, $50, and on one occasion $300. The message popped up at the top of the screen and the guy read them out as he was playing. This feller must have made around $3000 in half an hour. Insane.

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