February 25th 2014 6:00 am PT

Twitch Broadcasting Streams from Xbox One March 11th

“Xbox, Broadcast.”

Beginning March 11th, those two words will allow Xbox One owners to share their gaming experiences with the world via Twitch.tv.  On that date, the new Xbox One Twitch app will enable broadcasting, complete with console-exclusive features.

Kinect allows you to easily include your picture-in-picture video feed and audio commentary along with the game broadcast, and when you’re done, you’ll have the option to archive your Twitch broadcasts into your personal broadcast library.

If you’re more comfortable watching streams than broadcasting them, Xbox One’s Twitch app will allow you to set up notifications for when one of your Favorites begins broadcasting, and you’ll have the opportunity to join a broadcaster’s party. Note that Twitch’s Xbox One app allows you to view streams regardless of their original source.

March 11th is only two weeks away, so now’s a great time to sign up for a Twitch account, or to download the Twitch viewing app from the Xbox Store, if you haven’t already.

Now if only there was a new, big game coming out in March for you to stream…


Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Virus

    Nice got to get Titanfall threading #1 on Twitch

    • The Watcher

      lol, aint nothing going to be LoL

  • dibils

    will people who got into the dashboard preview be able to test this out early?

    • Kino

      well it’s part of the Twitch app, and not the dashboard OS

  • mcmax3000

    “Xbox One’s Twitch app will allow you to set up notifications for when one of your Favorites begins broadcasting”

    Does that mean it will finally not be next to impossible to find a specific channel on the Twitch app? I was looking for one the other day, and finally gave up, uninstalled the app, and just connected my laptop to the TV instead.

    • dibils

      yes, the new twitch app will let you sign in so you will have a list of all the channels you follow and who is online :) (you can see it in the video posted)

      • mcmax3000

        That’s much better. As someone who only watches a few particular channels on Twitch, the current app is pretty much useless.

        • dibils

          indeed, i am looking forward to that more then the live streaming since i can see not bothering with that after 2-3 broadcasts and 1-2 viewers on each one lol

          i do like this though ” and when you’re done, you’ll have the option to archive your Twitch broadcasts into your personal broadcast library”

          might broadcast just for that

          • KellyNUTS

            Do u know if there will be any option to watch other channels archived footage? As most of the streams I follow are in the USA and im in Australia, I miss a lot of the LIVE broadcasts and would much prefer to watch them nice and on my tv rather sitting at my uncomfortable computer desk.

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  • Nick Peck

    I probably won’t use this (no interest in broadcasting me playing a game) but I’m glad to see it finally happen just in time for TF. Looks like it’s a well thought out app as well. Enjoy!

  • johnnyttoxic

    What framerate/resolution are we talking here?

    • Evil Bunny Games

      Look Twitch site. Max 720p and 30fps. Also it depends about your connection. But mostly today Twitch resolution is around 480-720p

      • johnnyttoxic

        Link? I can’t find anything specific to Xbox One.

        • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

          I’m sure there’ll be more details on the technical specs in March. As others have said though, it’s also limited to your upload speed.

      • evilfangs .

        Wasn’t the PS4 only out putting 480p on Twitch?

        My upload speeds range from 25-35mbps, I want to upload in the highest resolution possible, why can’t we do this?

        • Samuel Herrera

          PS4 Twitch broadcasting is locked to 540p.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    the word twitch reminds me of people being on tina. sketchy!

  • Kazaam

    Is there a whole explanation about the specifications? A list or something.

  • Evil Bunny Games

    Now this is a good news at least. Hopefully it works also.

  • BlinkFandango

    Nice, with the big party update, Titanfall, ID@XBOX and now Twitch streaming, March is going to be a big month.

    • Evil Bunny Games

      If they bring Quantum Break and Witcher 3 – then YES it will be good month!

    • Archangel_MCXVI

      Exactly what I was going to post until I saw your post, and it’s my Birthday month!

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    AWESOME! :)

  • NarcoSleepy

    Prepare yourself for the most boring broadcasts in Twitch history. I can’t wait to stream hours of myself re-arranging my inventory!

  • Schniebel

    yes now we get amateurporn as well nice XD. finally there are favorites and stuff in the twitch app maybe i start broadcasting too. well see if it pays

  • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

    This is going to be great! Can’t wait for it. :)

  • digitallife

    Ummm nobody at MS thought of making a setting for twitch so you could limit what Kinnect shows to that of your head and shoulders. All of those people are practically less than two feet from their camera…im not sure if I want to broadcast everything going on in my living room.

    • yassine db

      you don’t have to broadcast using kinect at all, you can do cam-less broadcasting.

  • shinji

    Would be nice to get some requirements for this feature.

  • JVCode

    Awesome news :) been looking forward to broadcasting my console games on twitch.

  • Swat

    It’s starting to get really sad with how much you are pushing people to buy Titanfall.

  • Sneltje

    Nice,….just to bad there their is no official “Twitch” app on the Windows Phone yet!


      The “LiveGaming” app streams twitch pretty good using Windows Phone 8 for me. It’s free too.

      • Sneltje

        Hmmm I have to check that one.
        Just find it strange that they made like a partnership with Twitch on XboxOne but you not exploit the rest of their customer/gamers options.
        I was just wondering why make only half the experience?