Xbox One Twitch streaming still months away

Streaming company reveals service won't be available on Microsoft's new platform for some time.

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Xbox One owners waiting for Twitch support may want to get comfortable. The streaming provider announced on Twitter that the service is still a few more months away from coming to Microsoft's new console.

"Xbox One Direct Broadcasting: There is no ETA at this time from Microsoft. Expect a few more months. If we know sooner, we'll update," Twitch said.

Twitch support on the Xbox One is expected sometime in the first part of 2014. When the Twitch app launches, Xbox Live Gold users will be able to upload gameplay directly to Twitch, or broadcast or watch other users' streams. The Twitch app on the Xbox One will also integrate into the Xbox OneGuide and make use of the system's Snap features.

Xbox One Twitch users will also be able to earn 10 media achievements, including Hipster (watch one hour of video on channels that have fewer than 10 viewers) and Best Viewer (watch 100 hours of live video), among others. Media achievements do not unlock gamerscore.

The PlayStation 4 currently supports broadcasting directly to Twitch, and the service has been a runaway success on Sony's new platform. According to data released this week, one in five Twitch broadcasters stream through the PS4.

Discussion

75 comments
TwinStripeUK
TwinStripeUK

To be honest, this used to bug me until I actually started watching Twitch channels - there's only so much watching pale and spotty 13 year old boys hissing through their dental retainers while absentmindedly playing League Of Legends or Starcraft 2 and occasionally mumbling that you can do before the urge to smash your TV and go out and hack somebody to death with a rusty penknife becomes overwhelming.


In other words, Xbox One is currently better off for it...

hystavito
hystavito

Well that's not very social, which I heard was a big deal nowadays :).

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

This delay is not going to help Microsoft Xbox compete with Sony Playstation in the first year of their life cycle.

Trevor Merrill
Trevor Merrill

Relevance of the Xbox One is still 3-5 years away.

Juan Carlos Cruz
Juan Carlos Cruz

I will justify Titanfall if the game comes with a campaign mode or history or wherever. ..but is an online game only you guys really think is enough for $60.00 I don't think so..

Dwayne Lowe
Dwayne Lowe

I don't mind waiting a few months for twitch to be added. i'd rather they take the time to make sure it goes off without too many problems than rush it out and it don't work right.

Leo Garcia
Leo Garcia

meanwhile enjoying twitch with my ps4....

Brian Eyekon Koehler
Brian Eyekon Koehler

because ps4 is out in more markets and is cheaper it like when the wii got released sold more because it was cheaper same with xbox 360 sold more because it cheaper

Dante Kenway
Dante Kenway

ps4 outsold the xbox one by a million dollars, and they haven't even sold in japan yet

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

Glad they got those achievements figured out before getting the service up and running :/

David Chang
David Chang

You do know PS4 actually has more games? Launch titles aren't the only games...

Andrew Galinsky
Andrew Galinsky

I love being able to watch streams of twitch and UStream on the PS4. There are actually quite a few people that have gathered quite the following. It's just another nice feature to have on next gen systems. Excuse me, system..XB1 doesn't have it, they focused on Windows 8 first

Wayne G Ezard
Wayne G Ezard

Xbox can kiss my ass.spent so much money on there last system .I should get a free xbox one . I bought 5 360 s because they always broke with there RODD. Not giving them my money any more

Jeo Guererro Ovidio Perez
Jeo Guererro Ovidio Perez

if that's the case then u wouldt be playing games on the xbox one but the question is this why are u to focus on that when at the end of the day ur still play games on the damn console I bought the console and all I use it for is just to play games

Ariston Atkinson
Ariston Atkinson

Duc Pham If what you're stating is a fact then I guess Xbox may have more games though games that's repetitive and dull. All the same crap over and over again. When it comes to exclusives, Playstation just doesn't disappoint. Pew pew pew

Jessy Tatum
Jessy Tatum

and BTW I have a PSone, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and XboxOne.

Jessy Tatum
Jessy Tatum

Sony's GaiKai Cloud will be almost a year behind Microsoft...

Ron Van de Wiel
Ron Van de Wiel

It's not like everyone here is going to stream on twitch anyway. Or what for your 3 viewers? Give me a break guys. PS4 and X1 are both amazing products. The horse is dead, leave it dead.

Jeff Lugar
Jeff Lugar

Who cares about Twitch? Just get direct sharing to YouTube up and running.

Kainoa Kaku
Kainoa Kaku

It's ok, nothing to take me away from my streaming PC until Destiny and Halo anyways.

Dominic Barnett
Dominic Barnett

If you work for a company, and you have the potential to make an almost guaranteed 100million, but you mess up and have a large amount of consumer backlash with decreased revenue from your previous number estimate, even though you are doing "well", it's still failing in comparison. They lost a lot of loyal customers...btw...I had xbox and 360, soo..i'm one of those people.

Teepu Khan
Teepu Khan

That's not a fair comparison though. PC gaming is constantly evolving all the time...so there is no such thing as 'generations.' Console gaming has a leap, then climbs slowly then leaps again...etc. Consoles and PC are totally different in that regard and aren't fair to compair. In my opinion at least.

Teepu Khan
Teepu Khan

It doesn't matter what they COULD be doing. It matters what they ARE doing. They are definitely NOT failing. Your logic is totally flawed. By your logic the PS4 is failing because they COULD HAVE done better and the PS2 failed because they COULD HAVE done better.

Dominic Barnett
Dominic Barnett

Compared to what they COULD'VE been doing, yea...lol failing.

Teepu Khan
Teepu Khan

I can't wait. I'm really excited for the services that are on the X1 and that are coming to the X1. That being said, PS4 is awesome too! I got X1 for DR3 basically...I'll be getting a PS4 in March when Ground Zeroes releases. Love Microsoft, Sony AND Nintendo! :)

Alice Frederick
Alice Frederick

And other services like twitch are being added eventually too. Not to mention that non-download stream service.

Juan Molina
Juan Molina

they aren't even failing, they sold 3 mill consoles..

Saul Contreras
Saul Contreras

Exactly my thoughts, people say it wasn't rushed, but evidence shoes otherwise. After February when sony announced the PS4 and what it does, Microsoft rushed to mimic what sony was doing, that is why they don't have a dedicated share button. They over clocked the xbone to not be so far back

Imad Ziani
Imad Ziani

Too bad, Twitch on PS4 are amazing.

Jin Xiong
Jin Xiong

Killer Instinct, Jago vs SaberWolf!

Daniel McCann
Daniel McCann

I would expect Microsoft to catch up before sony did but no its the other way round.

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

Here we go. Just let it happen. It'll be over soon.

Daniel McCann
Daniel McCann

why bother releasing twitch if you are going to Lie to the customers about releasing it.

Anthony Pungitore
Anthony Pungitore

i havent checked out Twitch yet so i dont know what I'm missing

Jacob Hammond
Jacob Hammond

They put too much focus on tv and not enough on gaming

TwinStripeUK
TwinStripeUK

1) Titanfall comes with a campaign, but it's online.

2) You're on the wrong thread, because this has nothing to do with Titanfall...