US-based Amazon.com affiliated game service Twitch announced on August 8th (local time) a PC broadcast app “Twitch Studio Beta“. You can apply for the beta version from the dedicated page.
Live on Twitch is relatively easy on consoles like PS4 and Xbox One, but for PC games, you need to use a third-party service such as OBS or xSplit separately. Twitch Studio explains that Twitch Studio is an “integrated distribution app that has all the functions necessary for new users to start distribution”.
There is also a setup function that supports settings such as a microphone and webcam, and an activity feed, alert and chat function for interacting with the community during distribution.
Twitch is a pioneering service in the game, but in recent years competitors such as Microsoft’s Mixer and Google’s YouTube Gaming have entered the market.