Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch, has told the Associated Press that Twitch live streaming will make its way to Xbox One next month, and it will debut on March 11 alongside Titanfall.
Twitch has been part of the Xbox One since launch, but it was lacking the live streaming integration. It’s currently possible to spectate Twitch streaming and upload recorded game clips, but not live streaming via the console.
“It’s complete integration,” Shear says. “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.”
Twitch on Xbox One will allow you to view streams from any system, for example, you’ll be able to watch the following streams on Xbox One: Titanfall (Xbox One), Minecraft (Xbox 360), Star Craft II (PC), and Uncharted (PS4). This is different from what the PlayStation 4 Twitch app allows you to view, since you can only watch streams coming from a PlayStation 4.
It will be possible to start streaming with Kinect, you’ll say “Xbox, broadcast.” To stop streaming, you can say “Stop broadcast” or “Xbox, stop broadcast.” However, if you don’t want to use Kinect to start streaming, you can just button commands.
Titanfall and Twitch live streaming integration will be available on March 11.