Twitch streaming confirmed for PlayStation 4
posted on 08.20.13 at 02:14 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Live stream your gameplay sessions to Twitch TV.

Ustream won’t be the only live streaming service available on PlayStation 4. Video game live streaming platform Twitch will also be available. By using the DualShock 4’s “Share” button, PlayStation 4 users will be able to live stream their gameplay sessions to their Twitch channel, no PlayStation Plus membership required.

“PlayStation has a long history of delivering some of the best gaming experiences in the industry and we’re excited to have Twitch available on a console as heavily anticipated as PS4,” Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said. “Through this partnership we are paving the way for every PS4 gamer to become both a broadcaster and an avid spectator of amazing content.”

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida added, “Social capabilities are an integral part of PS4, so Twitch will play an important role in delivering a compelling connected experience to PlayStation fans. Twitch’s gamer-focused community combined with our strong portfolio of innovative PS4 titles, will help define next generation gameplay and community engagement.”

PlayStation 4 will launch this holiday.

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  • Tyler James Sherwood

    woot woot I was hoping this would happen :D

  • McPoo

    I’ve tried using Twitch a few times, don’t really see the appeal.

    That said, it’s obviously popular so fair play to them for getting it :)

    • Elvick

      As a viewer? Or were you streaming?

      • McPoo

        Just as a viewer. Watched a few streams for stuff like Day Z, that I don’t have access too. Seems like a good service, just not one that I’d need to use.

        • Elvick

          Yeah, watching people play games isn’t for everyone.

          • McPoo

            I do quite like watching people play, I just prefer a more edited experience.

            If I’m only watching, as opposed to playing, then I just want the best bits, if you see what I mean?

            • buuur

              Watching streams is a bit of a different experience. Sometimes it’s for educational purposes (learning how a certain player plays) while other times it’s for the raw entertainment of the streamers, who generally are very funny. But not everyone is a funny or fun to watch streamer…so i’d prefer edited pieces for these guys too

  • MrKappa

    Sounds good to me.

  • jujubee88

    Didn’t they say the “assist” feature will also be integrated to the back end?

    If so, that’s huge. (Way more appealing too IMO)

  • Bob Obb

    This was the only advantage Xbone had over PS4, it’s nice to see Sony supporting Twitch

    • TetsuyaHikari

      The only…? Surely you jest, lol.

      • Bobby Jennings

        His opinion, lol. However, I agree.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          This won’t really affect me too much anyway since my upload speed is ass right now. I’d rather just record raw footage of the gameplay, then upload it to Youtube like I’ve been doing.

          • Bobby Jennings

            I see. Mines is too, but I’d just stream anyway

            • TetsuyaHikari

              I mean, I CAN stream, but I can only do it at 360p or so, which isn’t good. I always upload my videos in 720p quality, so that would be reduced by half. I can’t really afford to do something like that.

  • Sevyne

    Thank god they did this. UStream really sucks. Glad to see Twitch coming to PS4.

    • jujubee88

      It was the massive asstorm people made about Xbox One Twitch exclusivity online. Plus, the PS4’s E3 press conference had more views than any other livestream on Twitch during the week of E3.


  • kuusou yume

    Can I use both?

    • jujubee88


  • uhawww

    This is fantastic news. Now I won’t have to ghetto-rig another HDCP-stripping three device solution like I use for PS3 streaming.

    Also, Kappa.

  • bloodiOS

    I wonder if they’re going to integrate YouTube Streaming later on…

  • baek

    When One doesn’t work, you can use the other. Amazing Sony.

  • Ace

    This is huge.

  • Pyrofrost

    This is good news for people that use it.

  • miyamoto

    Wow Sony gets UStream and Twitch!!?
    Fantastic live video viewing!

  • Fringe_Agent13

    Twitch was one thing Microsoft had against Sony and now it’s gone.

  • noctony

    Sweet maybe I can stream FFXIV

  • artemisthemp

    This is good :)