No ETA on Xbox One twitch streaming 
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Zoe Hawkins
January 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

No streaming

Streaming on twitch.tv is becoming a standard practice for some. It’s an opportunity for people to show off their skills at games, at the PS4 even facilitated some unintended porn. However, Xbox One users still have a while to wait before they can join in on the fun.

Here is the tweet from Twitch Support:

 

I must confess, I don’t understand why there’s a delay on the Xbox One version when it works on PC and PS4. The app must be there in some way, shape or form – there is an existing Xbox Live app for Xbox 360. Surely it’s just a matter of linking it with the video capture capabilities of the console? I know programming is never that simple, but this feature was already announced at E3; they’ve obviously known about the need to create this functionality for a while, so what’s the hold up?

I wonder if, like the issues with PS4 and Playroom streams, we’re going to see people using the Kinect ostensibly for picture-in-picture streaming but actually for something far less family friendly.

Either way, it’s a shame for Xbox One users. You can’t show off how awesome you are at COD compared to PS4 players. With twitch.tv currently dominated by League of Legends players, it would honestly be nice for some added variety from Xbox One. Oh well, suppose we have to wait for some undisclosed time in the future for that functionality. At least when Xbox One eventually launches locally, we should have all the bells and whistles working. Ah, optimism.

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  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    A buddy of mine recently told me the Xbox UI and party chat system are both buggered, so I guess it all boils down to priorities. They first need to fix the OS before they can add something as seemingly trivial as Twitch streaming.

    • iAmWeasel

      I think the Xbone was quite rushed. Read somewhere that there isn’t even a way to check how much disk space is used up on your bone. Maybe MS had no intentions to launch it in 2013 and then were forced to make a move when Sony announced the PS4.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Or whether your controller’s battery is running out (that’s on both sides on the controller side and the OS side). That’s a very basic oversight.

        But I’m sure they’ll patch it in eventually.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Must be the code bug

  • RinceThis2014

    Zoe! Fix the tweet image!

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Mine is working

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      What you on about?

      • RinceThis2014

        She just got it fixed :P

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Hahaha, I just read that as “Zoe! Please fix me!” Hahahaha! Oh man I need to wear my glasses.

          • RinceThis2014

            That too ;)

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            If that were the case (rince needing fixing, not you and your spectacles) there would have to be an army of Zoe’s to fix RooibosRince

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Eish. Yet another feature that was promised but not yet delivered. I’m starting to get this distinct impression something drastic went down at MS.

    Could the change from always online to allowing offline really have had such far reaching effects in to the ecosystem of the OS?

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Is the kid pissing or being pissed on? I am confused! >_<

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Its a fountain, from the floor.

  • Syth_za

    Honest and non-trolling question: Why do people in SA currently considering importing a XB1? Titanfall and Forza?

    • RinceThis2014

      Because they are not available here.

      • Spathi

        The question is why would someone in SA consider buying a XBO

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          To be special

          • Spathi

            Ah, is that what Rince implied. Seems I’m “special” for missing that, maybe I should get a XBO!! :P

          • RinceThis2014

            Hahha! Indeed. Only the *touched would consider it ;)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You’re okay then. #foreverSP BOOM! *run*

          • RinceThis2014

            Oi! Get back here, OVG has trailers he wants to watch with you!

          • RinceThis2014

            lol

        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          Because they don’t have a PC to upgrade?

        • 64bit

          Because there parents are the ones buying the console and they have no concept of value for money.

          also 720p + DDR3 + 6v6 in a stylized COD4 map = last gen