Twitch Prime members, get in the game with up to 25 Legends!

Plus access to 10 Thursday Night Football games.

Let’s gooooooo! Football season is finally upon us. And so is another edition of Madden. We’re so pumped we just spiked our conference phone and did an end zone dance.

To celebrate, we’re teaming up with EA Sports Madden NFL 18 to give Twitch Prime Members at least one (1) 83 rated Madden Ultimate Team Legend and at least (one) 1 Collectible per week starting August 22nd for up to 25 Twitch Prime Legends throughout Madden Season.

Twitch Prime Legends are legendary retired NFL players for fans to add to their Ultimate Team rosters, and Twitch Prime Legend Collectibles can be used to increase a Twitch Prime Legends’ OVR rating when completing an upgrade set.

That’s right, you can now add legendary Hall of Famers to your squad. And then upgrade up to 7 of these players to a 90 OVR with when combining 4 collectibles in a set. But be careful. This much talent on one field may defy the laws of physics and rupture the space time continuum.

We’ll be kicking off with an 85 rated Reggie White and + 5 Collectibles, which means you can start your Madden Season with a 90 rated Legend immediately.

In order to unlock Legends and Legend Collectibles in Madden Ultimate Team, players traditionally need to either earn Packs through gameplay, or purchase them for a chance to unlock individual players that are released each week. Twitch Prime Members are guaranteed to unlock the newly released players and collectibles each week, without earning or purchasing Packs, with Twitch Prime Legends and Twitch Prime Collectibles.

That’s not all Prime Members get this Football Season! Starting September 28, Twitch Prime members can stream select Thursday Night Football games on Amazon Prime Video. During these broadcasts, fans will get a sneak peek of that week’s upcoming Prime Legend. The NFL Thursday Night Football games will be made available to the tens of millions of Amazon Prime members worldwide, on the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set top boxes and connected devices, which includes Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and online. The Thursday Night Football games will also be available to Prime Video members internationally in over 200 countries.

Football on the web? Wow, this internet thing must really be taking off.

To learn more about Twitch Prime benefits for Madden, go to www.twitch.amazon.com/madden

As if that weren’t enough, Twitch viewers can earn even more goodies just for watching their favorite Madden broadcasters — all through the magic of Twitch Drops. Every Friday from now until the end of the NFL season, we’re teaming up with EA Sports to feature select members of the Madden streaming community. Tune into one of these Friday streams and you’ll have a chance to win a Madden Ultimate Team pack. To find out which channels are part of the fun throughout the season, be sure to keep an eye on twitch.tv/eamaddennfl.

So get all the benefits of Twitch Prime by starting a free 30-day trial, or linking your current Prime account to Twitch at www.twitchprime.com.

Football + Video Games + Internet. Now that’s a hall of fame line up.

Requires Madden NFL 18 (sold separately), an EA Account (profile.ea.com), access to online features, A Twitch Account (twitch.tv/signup), and a link between your Twitch and EA Account (www.twitch.amazon.com/madden). You must be 13+ and accept the EA User Agreement (terms.ea.com) and Privacy and Cookie Policy (privacy.ea.com) to register for an EA Account. Promotion begins Friday, Aug 22, 2017. REDEEM CONTENT ON the “unopened packs” section of the MADDEN NFL 18 Ultimate Team Store. EA Account may only be linked to one Twitch Account; promotional content is usable with only one EA Account. This OFFER IS ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT HAVE A CASH VALUE. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL OR DISCOUNT OFFER, UNLESS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY EA. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Weekly Madden NFL Twitch Prime Content (“Prime Content”) is released on Saturdays at 12pm. Your EA Account must be linked to a Twitch Prime account (www.twitchprime.com) at time of release to BE ELIGIBLE FOR the week’s Prime Content. Prime Content must be REDEEMED within 7 days following release.

Throughout the promotion, Twitch Prime Legends will be available to players who have claimed them for 30 days after the Twitch Prime Legend is release. Players must log into Madden at least once every 30 days to receive weekly content.

What is Twitch Prime?

Twitch Prime is a new premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. Benefits include monthly in-game loot, ad-free viewing on Twitch, a channel subscription every 30 days AND all the benefits of being a prime member. See all the Twitch Prime benefits here.

Check out the full list of Amazon Prime benefits in: US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Spain. You can try it for free for 30 days right here, and when you do, you get all the Twitch Prime benefits instantly just by linking your Twitch account to your Amazon account.


Twitch Prime members, get in the game with up to 25 Legends! was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

A step-by-step guide to co-streaming gamescom on Twitch

We’re live from the Twitch booth at gamescom 2017 August 22–26!

E3 ended only a few months ago, but we have just the thing for those of you who are already feeling that itch for brand new game reveals and trailers.

Europe’s largest gaming expo, gamescom, begins on Tuesday, August 22, and we’re bringing you all the news and videos straight from Germany to… wherever you are! Join our hosts Spamfish, Two Angry Gamers, Jon Carnage, ShannaNina, donfubar, and PancakePow for three days of gaming goodness, from AAA to indie, and everything in between.

Catch gamescom with us on /twitch on August 22–24 from 10am-8pm CEST. That’s 1am-11am for US west coasters, and 4am-2pm on the east coast. For a more detailed look at what’s coming, peep this schedule:

So, we have an amazing gamescom live show planned for you, but maybe you think you could host it better? Or, maybe you want to kick back and enjoy the trailers and news with just your community? Be our guest, friends. Whatever your reason, we’re not here to judge. In fact, we‘d like to help you out.

Below are step-by-step guides on how to co-stream gamescom using either OBS or XSplit. Literally, it’s time to get your stream on.

How to co-stream Twitch’s gamescom show with OBS

  1. In OBS, look to the “Sources” panel on the lower left and click the “+” icon
  2. Select “BrowserSource” from the menu
  3. A new screen will open. In the URL field, add the URL for the Twitch stream you’d like to co-stream — twitch.tv/twitch/embed or twitch.tv/twitchpresents/embed
  4. If needed, change the width, height, and FPS to match your stream settings in OBS. Click “OK” to close that window, and then press “Start Streaming”
  5. In your Twitch dashboard, set your game to “gamescom 2017” and begin streaming
  6. You are co-streaming gamescom. You won. Congratulations.

How to co-stream Twitch’s gamescom show with XSplit

  1. First, ensure you are using XSplit Version 3.0.1 or higher only
  2. Locate the “Add” button and select “Webpage”
  3. In the URL field, add the URL for the Twitch stream you’d like to co-stream — twitch.tv/twitch/embed or twitch.tv/twitchpresents/embed
  4. If needed, change the width, height, and FPS to match your stream settings in XSplit.
  5. In your Twitch dashboard, set your game to “gamescom 2017” and begin streaming
  6. You have ascended. Immortality is yours.


A step-by-step guide to co-streaming gamescom on Twitch was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Even more updates on the way for your Twitch stats

In May, we announced that your stats page was getting an update. Since then, we’ve received (literally) thousands of suggestions on what should come next. Check out the next batch of improvements we’ve cooked up for you:

  • Views: See where your viewers are coming from, literally. New data lets you see where they are on the globe, whether they’re watching on desktop or mobile, and how they found your page in the first place.
  • Export: Easily export your stats directly from the Twitch dashboard. Now, sharing your information or doing a custom data analysis is simpler than ever.
  • Clips: Clips are an amazing way to keep your community engaged when you’re not live, so we want to give you the tools to make them even better. See which parts of your streams are clipped most, who your top clippers are, and where people are watching your Clips.

Try the new stats page here.

FAQs

Want to know more about stats? Have a question? We’ve been answering all of the most common questions here.

Your feedback has been so helpful along the way, so please keep submitting your feedback right on the Stats page by selecting “Give Feedback” on the bottom right.


Even more updates on the way for your Twitch stats was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

VOD to VIP Week 9 Winners!

Three weeks remain in our VOD to VIP contest and we’ve enjoyed seeing all of the great videos you’ve submitted to us! We’re beginning our review of the Week 10 entries, but we want to share our top picks from Week 9 with you today.

First, our runners up, who will receive some great Twitch swag, are:

Kittytreets

ichibadass

And now our Grand Prize winner who will get two tickets to TwitchCon and an invite to a special VIP mixer is mahnkiman with their music video: “Emotes for Nothing”

If you missed out on sending in your submissions, Week 11 is now live! Make sure to upload your VODs today and submit them here for your chance to win!

This contest will run weekly through September 6th, so there’s still time to create and submit your VODs for a chance to win tickets to TwitchCon!


VOD to VIP Week 9 Winners! was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Find the streams of your dreams with new Hearthstone & Overwatch directory filters

With hundreds of streams to choose from at any given time, there’s no shortage of Hearthstone and Overwatch on Twitch. So how do you find the streams you really want to watch?

Now you can filter Overwatch streams by the hero being played and find Hearthstone streams by Hero class and Game Mode.

Die-hard Tracer fan? Want to pick up some tips so you can finally master Genji? We’ve got you covered. Use the filter on the Overwatch directory to find the hero you’re looking for.

On the Hearthstone directory, you can find streams by Hero class or get even more nitty gritty with the Game Mode filter. You can filter to find streamers on the verge of winning their 11th match in Arena mode or browse ranked streams for a chance to see someone finally hit Legend.

The best part?

Streamers don’t have to do anything new to be included! Just go ahead and stream as usual — there’s no account linking or extra sign-up required.

Instead, we’re using computer vision and machine learning technology to figure out what’s going on in your game. As you stream to Twitch, we analyze and categorize the video in just-about-real-time (with some minor delays that you might notice if a streamer switches heroes mid-match in Overwatch).

This totally futuristic tech comes courtesy of the team behind ClipMine, who have really hit the ground running as the newest part of the Twitch family. Their Deep Learning based video indexing platform lets us automatically translate visual information into video metadata, which roughly translates to, “keep your eyes peeled for even more slick updates soon.”

Until then, you can find the perfect streams and start discovering new streamers right now. Just check out the filters on the Hearthstone and Overwatch directory pages to get started.


Find the streams of your dreams with new Hearthstone & Overwatch directory filters was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Tune in now! To the Project CARS 2 Developer’s livestream…

Tune in now! To the Project CARS 2 Developer’s livestream to see more of the upcoming features, tracks, and cars. Click here to watch the show on Twitch 

Ready to get behind the wheel? Pre-order now and get the exclusive Japanese Cars pack + more!