It may have arrived later than many had hoped but Twitch will finally be available for Xbox One users in March. The official date for the release of the service will be March 11th, 2014. If that date sounds familiar it’s because that is also the day that Titanfall lands on the Xbox One as well.
The Twitch app will feature chat, following, and notifications once the update is complete. The official list of functions for Broadcasting include, “Instantly live broadcast your games by simply speaking “Xbox, Broadcast”, or launch from within the Twitch app for Xbox One, Position the webcam PIP in any corner of the screen to best fit your game, Interact with broadcasters using the most lines of chat available on a console and your Xbox friends are notified when you go live.”
Players will also be able to, “View live gameplay from any Twitch source,” according to the official posting. This includes Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS4 and so on. They will be able to get notifications when their favorite gamers are broadcasting, and with Xbox One broadcasts, players can view the broadcaster’s Xbox Live profile and send them a party request and join their game.
Other features include seeing which Xbox Live friends are broadcasting and what they’re broadcasting, allowing friends to join the chat experience, including using your subscription-based emotes and chat badges. “Turbo subscribers get an ad-free experience,” promises the developers.