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Twitch streaming won’t arrive on Xbox One until next year

Tuesday, 19th November 2013 16:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Twitch has announced that it will not release on Xbox One until sometime during the first part of 2014. You will still be able to watch streaming through the service, you just won’t be able to stream from the console.

Along with a list of features available with the app on Xbox One, the firm issued the following statement regarding why Twitch streaming won’t launch alongside Xbox One.

“We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community,” said the firm in a statement on Microsoft’s Xbox Wire site. “So while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready.”

As previously announced, spectators will be able earn media achievements such as the Night Owl achievement for watching late at night; join 100,000 viewers simultaneously watching a broadcast on Twitch to earn the Standing Room Only achievement.

There will be 10 Achievements at launch with the Twitch viewing experience.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to earn each:

  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer
  • Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive
  • Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer
  • Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster
  • Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers and become theTalent Scout
  • Max Bandwidth is received by watching a single channel on Twitch for more than eight hours consecutively
  • Around The Clock is exactly that, just watch at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day
  • Prime Time, simply: watch a total of 10 hours of live video on Twitch between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., on a weekday

The firm said its goal is to deliver Twitch streaming during the first part of 2014.

You can also find out more information on the Twitch blog.

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10 Comments

  1. pukem0n

    i guess it’s “in” right now to bring launch features later i guess…

    #1 11 months ago
  2. DrDamn

    Odd that it’s pulled so late. Also odd given the partnership stuff with Twitch. Still you can use the viewer to watch people live streaming PS4 games ;).

    #2 11 months ago
  3. The_Red

    Funny how both consoles are missing the features that each one touted more though this one seems especially strange since as DrDamn said, Xbox One was really banking on this. E3, “It will be over soon” and all.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. lexph3re

    What’s PS4 missing that it touted the most? And, When this becomes available they are going to love it. I use Twitch as often as I can it’s soooo fun

    #4 11 months ago
  5. ddtd

    Gaiki streaming is the biggest one I can think of.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. KAP

    @1

    PS3 and Xbone were very different beasts at there launch compared to now buddie. No reason why they’ll now right?

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Nephilimator

    It can record days of our lives but it cant stream your gaming to twitch. Good ‘console’ Microsoft.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    Cus these consoles are rushed as fuck.

    Both of them. Lets not pretend like it’s otherwise.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. salarta

    I would like to repeat the question already asked: what features is the PS4 missing that Sony touted would be out at launch?

    I can’t think of a single one.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Djoenz

    Definitely not Gaikai cause its been confirmed to launch next year back on 19th of september.

    #10 11 months ago

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