Xbox One Still Has No Launch Date for Twitch Streaming

It could be spring before the Xbox One sees live streaming capabilities with a fixed launch date for Twitch TV.

Shortly before the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft announced a delay in Twitch streaming on its console till early 2014. Well, 2014 is here and there is still no launch date for when Xbox One users will be able to stream live on Twitch, according to Twitch TV Support's twitter account.

A representative from Microsoft has stated that it is a huge part of their integration of Xbox One in coming months, but still no firmer date. Unfortunately, Twitch themselves can not relay any information about the Xbox One integration for Direct Broadcasting until Microsoft has done so. This leaves streamers still searching for alternative methods to continue streaming their gameplay via Twitch.

Further research into possible dates for when live streaming would be available led me to an article on Engadget. According to Engadget:

Based on our conversation with Whitten, it sounds like those Live fixes are coming sooner than later. Promised game streaming functionality, however, may not be coming as quickly. "This is not 100 percent," Whitten prefaced his statement with. "But my general strategy at E3 is to talk about things that are gonna happen from that E3 to the next E3. So, we are not yet to the next E3," he added with a smile. So, uh, before June then!

If this is true, this would extend the original announcement of the Xbox One Twitch streaming from early 2014 to Spring/Winter 2014.

Published Jan. 9th 2014
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  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    Considering the 60 second broadcast delay implemented in the last Twitch update...I wouldn't exactly call it "live streaming" anymore.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    In a way, I can see your point. But as the whole thing is not recorded by the streamer, they are still streaming live. Did they give any reasoning for the delay? I missed that news.

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