Twitch Streaming Coming To Xbox One On March 11

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Microsoft has officially confirmed Twitch streaming will come to the Xbox One on March 11. Users have been waiting for this feature since launch and will finally get the ability to share their live gameplay with viewers.

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear confirmed the Twitch streaming app will add live-streaming on March 11. Titanfall drops the same day, just in time for users to share the experience on the next-gen console. While speaking with the press, Shear said:

It’s complete integration. It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a broadcasters’ party is really cool, and it’s another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.

Sony has offered Twitch streaming since the PlayStation 4 launch back in November, unfortunately viewers were unable to enter a broadcaster’s party. Xbox vice president of marketing and strategy Yusuf Mehdi commented on this, he said:

That’s a very certain type of experience. For us, we thought that was too limiting for what our fans would want. Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that’s why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion.

This will open up the social aspect of Xbox One in a new way. The community of Twitch is huge, and this allows us to type into that, and frankly do something that’s never been done before on consoles. You’ll be able to broadcast to any device and consume anyone’s broadcast from any device. It’s a console experience unique to the Xbox One.

Are you excited to finally get the chance to stream your gameplay? Let us know in the comments below.