Twitch won’t hit Xbox One until “first part of 2014″
posted on 11.19.13 at 12:46 PM EST by (@salromano)
App to include snapping, instant switching, and achievements.

Twitch live streaming won’t come to Xbox One until “the first part of 2014,” Microsoft has confirmed.

When it launches, in addition to streaming, Xbox LIVE Gold members will be able to view the full content catalog of Twitch broadcasters from Xbox One, and utilize features such as Snap mode and instant switching.

Using Snap, users will be able to watch Twitch videos while playing a game or while watching TV. Using instant switching, you’ll be able to quickly jump between activities.

The Twitch app will also come with a set of Xbox LIVE achievements, including ones for watching 100 hours of live video, or for watching a single channel for more than eight hours consecutively.

Watch a new video demonstrating Twitch on Xbox One below.

  • Kougeru

    am i alone in thinking twitch is the worst of the video game streaming sites?

    • MrKappa

      It is not bad but it does have A LOT of problems. The only thing that seems to stream smoothly most of the time are the big game tournaments featuring Dota, LoL or Starcraft.

    • DarthBrian

      better than UStream at least, right?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      that would imply that its more then 2

      • Kougeru

        Youtube has really good quality streaming if youre account is enabled for it. I know of a few people who do quality streams. Visuals and audio anyway….I dont care for watching game streaming so much. I wanted to stream games though, is why I find twitch to be the least friendly for people who dont want to spend a huge chunk of change of expensive software. Using freeware for 1080P video streaming with high bit rate, the only site that accepted it ( I believe I was using something from Adobe) without any issue was Livestream. Livestream’s desktop app has also improved greatly for even free users. I was able to record a perfect quality video straight to my desktop and upload it to any other website. I should specificy I like ORIGINAL Livestream and not so much the new one. I still cant figure out how to get to my “channel” on the new one if it’s even possible. It looks like its JUST for livestreams while Original can host older recordings as well. I dont know. My GTX265 isnt enough for me to run my games at good quality AND stream so I gave up on it. Ustream’s quality is pretty low for my tastes. Xfire i havnt tried since they merged with livestream but I imagine it’s not too bad. Biggest issue for me is their lack of DX10 and 11 support for their overlay

        Sorry, this entire post wasnt really directed at you but just my general thoughts on the livestreaming sites in general.

  • SuperLuigi

    I don’t plan on getting mine till “first part of 2014″ so that works out.