Xbox One Twitch Arrival Announced


There is finally a date for when Xbox One users will be able to stream gameplay over Twitch straight from their consoles. Starting March 11, which also happens to be the day Titanfall drops, Twitch broadcasting will officially come to Xbox One.

Photo courtesy of the AP

According to the Associated Press, Xbox One users will be able archive broadcasts on Twitch using the Xbox One as well as start and end broadcasts via voice commands. In comparison, Twitch streaming on PlayStation 4 does not allow archiving broadcasts.

Twitch on Xbox One also allows users to watch any stream they’d like whereas PS4 users can only watch other PS4 users on the console.

“It’s complete integration,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch told the AP. “It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a broadcasters’ party is really cool, and it’s another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.”

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s vice president of marketing and strategy for Xbox, said that the reason it’s taken this long to get Twitch streaming to the console is because they want to do it right, and not have any limitations.

“That’s a very certain type of experience,” he said about the PS4’s Twitch capabilities. “For us, we thought that was too limiting for what our fans would want. Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that’s why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion.”

Look for a full review of the Xbox One’s Twitch abilities when it goes live early next month.