Twitch for Xbox One gets a huge update, brings advanced search, video on demand, and more
Twitch, the “world’s leading video platform and community for gamers”, just updated their app for Xbox One, and it brings a number of important updates to the app, and to the Xbox One community. Home to some 60 million gamers, Twitch provides a place for gamers to gather, broadcasts games, and hosts special events and video shows. Now, with this latest update, Xbox One becomes the first gaming platform to bring all the features of Twitch to its consoles, including video on demand.
The Twitch app now features the ability to associate real-time gameplay stats with broadcasts, enabling some sophisticated search options. Major Nelson explains:
Want to search for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare broadcaster with the highest kill/death ratio? How about instantly queuing up a Halo match from whoever has the highest rank in Slayer mode, or finding Forza Horizon 2 players who are driving a specific class of car? This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Twitch on Xbox One app’s broad array of new search options, which unleashes a whole new level of innovation and community-building potential. This new Twitch experience also helps up-and-coming broadcasters find audiences. After all, if you’re one of the best players of a game, yet you’re brand new to Twitch, you could quickly attract attention as viewers filter by skill.
In addition to the video on demand additions, the Xbox One Twitch app also features updates to the home screen, which now allows you to follow specific games or specific channels, and follow specific broadcasters who have been updated with new profile pages.
Here’s Major Nelson describing all the latest Twitch app goodness:
The Twitch app is a good example of what can be done with Xbox One’s advanced technologies around gameplay stats, we can’t wait to see what comes next!Further reading: Microsoft, Twitch, Xbox One