New gaming broadcaster features and TwitchTV Opt-In launched
Today is a very exciting day for us at the Justin.tv offices, as it marks the first major roll-out of new gaming features since TwitchTV’s official launch, and the ability to “Opt-In” to TwitchTV. Please take a second to review all the great stuff coming through the pipeline for YOU, our faithful users 🙂
- 480p VOD transcodes for gaming partners – all newly recorded VODs by gaming partners will now be rendered into 480p! For viewers with slow connections, this means buffer time on VODs should be significantly reduced. At some point we hope to extend this to all content libraries, but that will take a while (and a lot of hard drive space).
- /help command in chat – ever wonder exactly what you can do to customize your channel’s chat? Well wonder no more, as all chat commands are now accessible via our handy /help tool. To see all commands, simply type /help in chat!
- TwitchTV chat upgrades – TwitchTV chat now behaves like Justin.tv chat did, and then some. You can now pop-out chat, browse through the viewers list, toggle Time Stamps, and customize your channel’s chat via convenient buttons and checkboxes. Oh yeah, new smiley faces too 😀
Remember, TwitchTV is still in beta. We are committed to created the best possible platform for gaming broadcasters and fans. Stay tuned, many more updates are coming soon!