TwitchTV released a new Xbox 360 app that allows viewers to stream straight from the console. The app is only available for United States Gold subscribers and provides the top 300 live streamers categorized by game, channel or featured content. In the near future, the company will expand to other regions and allow streaming through the app instead of through third-party clients.
“Twitch brings a whole new category of live gaming video content that Xbox 360 owners will love. Now you can get your fill of playing a game, then stay right there on Xbox Live and continue the experience by watching the world play,” said Martin Sacchi, General Manager, Content Acquisition at Xbox.
TwitchTV launched in 2011 by JustinTV. It’s considered the “ESPN” of the game world. You can watch live tournaments of your favorite games or see your friends screwing up in Call of Duty in real time.
According to Major Nelson, over 800,000 gamers currently stream gameplay and over 34 million people subscribe and watch live streams. Following the May 21 Xbox reveal, Major Nelson will moderate an exclusive Twitch broadcast at 3 p.m. ET via the new app or online.