Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

 Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including polls, leaderboards, tickers, schedules, overlays, and even virtual pets, among other things. Beyond simply personalizing their channel to make it more engaging to fans, the extensions in some cases will help streamers… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/31/twitchs-new-extensions-let-streamers-customize-their-channel-make-money-from-amazon-sales/?ncid=rss
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Facebook’s new Watch video hub rolls out to U.S. users

 Facebook’s latest push into video is now live. On Thursday, the new Watch tab popped up for U.S. users as the feature begins its proper roll-out. The Watch tab sits in some premium Facebook real estate, just under the News Feed and Messenger buttons on the main desktop navigation menu. On mobile, the feature hangs out at the bottom of the navigation bar where users can launch it with… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/31/facebook-watch-launch/?ncid=rss
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Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

 Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone. This feature works on Android with all games, but is more limited on iOS. On iPhone, select games that have enabled Apple’s ReplayKit functionality will work, the company notes. That… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/31/microsofts-new-mixer-create-app-lets-you-live-stream-games-from-your-phone/?ncid=rss
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