New feature: Broadcaster Dashboard goes live!
Gaming broadcasters on TwitchTV are about to get a package of new functionality and features. These features should make the broadcaster experience smoother, and we hope to gain as much feedback as possible in order to streamline the broadcasting experience. Again, thanks for staying patient with us as we roll out all of the kinks in the TwitchTV beta. I’m confident that we are on the right path to creating the best possible platform for gaming streamers and spectators alike.
First, we are proud to unveil a brand new way to run your broadcast. Without further ado, the Broadcaster Dashboard:
The Broadcaster Dashboard has been a long needed feature, and addresses some of the most cumbersome issues when streaming to Justin.tv / Twitch.tv.
First, instead of typing /commercial in chat you will be able to run commercials with a single click. Second, chat, a stream preview, and the channel topic are now much more convenient to monitor and control. Third, and in my opinion most importantly, you can now cut VODs on the fly. All you have to do is make sure “Cut archive here” is checked, type in a new topic (ex: EG.IdrA vs. oGsMC Game 2 – Metalopolis), and hit enter. Cutting VODs is definitely a pain, but this should alleviate much of the problem and allow for seamless VOD creation.
The dashboard is available immediately – simply point your browser to http://www.twitch.tv/broadcast/dashboard.
If you have any feedback or find any bugs, email thegunrun at twitch dot tv