Ever had one of those days?
Multitude of games to play but just not feeling it?
Then watch someone else play, all from the comfort of your sofa.
Streaming video service, Twitch, have launched a dedicated XBOX app today allowing you to watch the top 300 Twitch channels live, and browse through the content by game, by channel and by featured content.
Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, had this to say..“Our app for Xbox 360 brings Twitch video to the television and into the living room of millions of Xbox Live members for the first time.”
“The app will let every Xbox Live gamer find and watch streams of their favorite games from their couch. Given the huge number [of] Xbox owners and how many of them love gaming spectatorship, it’s a natural fit to bring the Twitch experience to the 360.”
I have to admit I have been watching a lot more Twitch streams lately, and sitting at a pc doesn’t always feel comfortable. I’ve tried the android app for twitch but it left a lot to be desired. Missing a channel search function for a start.
Sitting down in front of a big tv just feels like the natural step for twitch as games start to integrate streaming services into them, Black Ops 2 already has this function, Grid2 looks like it will have a YouTube upload function too, so more and more gamers – not just PC gamers – are starting to stream games. Whether this be quick gameplay clips or full-blown hour-long live gameplay episodes.
The Twitch app is available through the Xbox Live App Marketplace for Gold subscribers in the U.S. only, for now.
For those of us in EU or elsewhere, we will just have to wait and watch broadcasts on http://twitch.tv.