There are changes coming to Twitch! As we reported last week there’s Twitch Prime, the extension of Amazon Prime that grants extra features to Twitch users who subscribe to the service. But other demanded features are being added to the improvements list, chief among them the ability to upload pre-recorded videos.
Until now, Twitch was strictly a live-streaming game website — the only playthroughs you could watch were either live or archived material that used to be live. Requests to allow uploaded videos were ignored by the old guard, but Mama Amazon sees things differently. “When you upload a video, you don’t have to be on your toes, live on-stream,” Twitch explains in a new blog post. Anyone can record and edit full game playthroughs, step-by-step tutorials, highlight reels, montages, or any other videos that now have a home on Twitch.”
To make sure the new addition launches smoothly, Twitch has announced an open beta, which will take two forms. “First, you can share feedback and product ideas on our uploads product forum. You’ll be able to see ideas submitted by other users and add votes to ideas you especially like,” says Twitch.
“If you want to have a more in-depth conversation with other users about your ideas for the future of uploads or how to create great content, head on over to the Twitch Uploads Curse server and get chatting — you’ll probably even see a few members of the uploads product team popping in to say hi. And don’t forget, you can always submit bug reports to Twitch Support at help.twitch.tv.”
Future improvements are coming to Twitch based on this feedback and the most demanded ideas. “We already have a laundry list of features we want to build with your input….Once we start hearing your feedback and incorporating it into new features, we’ll be sharing regular updates on our progress. These new features won’t be built overnight, so keep an eye out for more updates over the coming weeks and months.”