Twitch users on Xbox One, get excited! Today the “biggest Xbox One update to date” has been released by Twitch. It comes with several new features that the community has been asking for, including but not limited to a more personal app experience, videos on demand and new directories for Xbox One games.
The homepage has been redesigned to offer a more personalized experience to users. It puts the content that you follow front and center. The experience can be curated by hovering over any game or channel, pressing the Menu button and selecting follow.
Twitch says that the ability to follow games is a big part of this update because users can now not only follow broadcasters, they can follow games as well, so they can easily get to their favorite titles without having to scroll through the directory.
Xbox and Twitch have teamed up to make it possible for users to watch the content most relevant to them. Navigating to a directory for any Xbox One game will bring up advanced filtering and sorting options allowing users to filter by maps, game modes, progress, player stats, in-game activity and skill level.
If your favorite broadcaster if offline, no worries, you will have content to watch even then. Xbox One is now the first platform that provides Twitch video on demand, like past broadcasts and highlights, on channel pages. The roll out of this feature is an ongoing process and Twitch expects to add “majority of VOD content” by early next year.
Twitch has a list of FAQs up on its website regarding these new features, check it out if you’re curious about them.