Xbox One Twitch streaming still months away
Streaming company reveals service won't be available on Microsoft's new platform for some time.
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.