Coming today: New playback speeds and video player settings

We’re making it easier for you to customize your video player settings on Twitch with the addition of playback speed controls for uploads and past broadcasts and a fresh new Settings menu.

You can speed up your videos to double speed to catch up more quickly on streams you missed, or sloooooooow thiiiiiiiiings dooooooown as far as 0.25 speed to catch every detail of a killer play. You can find these settings on all Twitch saved videos in the updated settings menu. Use them wisely!

When you tap the gear icon, you’ll see that we’ve also updated some labels, grouped a few settings together, and generally made it easier to access the most frequently used settings. Video quality options are still at the top, so you can quickly check the resolution and frame rate.

Check out the updates now and let us know what you think of the improvements!


Coming today: New playback speeds and video player settings was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

AutoMod 2.0: Personalization Update

At the end of last year we launched AutoMod, a super powerful tool that uses a fancy algorithm to automatically detect chat messages which violate a streamer’s chat rules. Since then more and more folks have been turning to AutoMod for help moderating their chats. As a matter of fact, right now about 20% of all Twitch chat gets screened by AutoMod before showing up in Twitch Chat! PogChamp!

The Twitch community has given us tons of great feedback about how we can make AutoMod even better. Today with the help of your feedback we’re launching AutoMod 2.0!

What’s in this update? Three new features that give you even more control over your chat.

Blocked and Permitted Lists

When you turn AutoMod on for your channel, you select from the pre-set moderation levels we’ve created. You’ve told us you want the ability to fine-tune what gets blocked and what makes it past AutoMod’s defenses so we are introducing Blocked and Permitted Lists.

The channel settings page now has two fully customizable lists that augment the default AutoMod levels. Messages with terms on the blocked list are instantly blocked by AutoMod without any action needed from mods, while messages with terms on the permitted list are always allowed through (unless there’s another baddie with it trying to sneak in).

My gawd, its learning! — Automatic Ruleset Modifications

While AutoMod is great at helping moderators catch lots of messages, it can increase the workload on the mod team. But now when AutoMod is enabled, moderator actions will automatically add terms to the permitted and blocked lists on a scaling timeframe: one hour, one day, seven days, and finally permanently. This should drastically reduce the strain on our beloved moderators ❤

For example, let’s say for some reason AutoMod is catching messages that contain “Carl Sagan” and your mods allow the message through since it doesn’t break any rules. Now all messages that contain “Carl Sagan” will be allowed through for one hour. After one hour, AutoMod will catch the message again, and if a mod let’s it through again the rule will be escalated to one day, etc. etc., until the rule becomes permanent. If at any point in that process a mod denies the message, the term goes back to the beginning. And of course you can always add any terms to your permitted and blocked lists so they’re permanent right away.

“Whoa there,” you’re probably saying. “Why so complicated?” AutoMod is a powerful tool, and we want to make sure that if your mods are adding terms to your BLOCKED FOREVER list, that they really mean it.

Fun fact — When we were first teaching AutoMod it thought “Carl Sagan” was a very, very bad word :X. Good thing we fixed it before Cosmos.

Upgrading the Globally Banned Words list

We’ve been relying on the Globally Banned Words list for ages, including before and after we launched AutoMod. With this latest update we are upgrading the Globally Banned Words by porting it into AutoMod as “Level 0”

So what’s actually changing?

If you haven’t opted out of the list, your channel will be placed on AutoMod Level 0. Now AutoMod will use its fancy algorithm to catch terms from the list, even if they’re misspelled. Offending messages will be shown to you and your mod team before they hit chat, just like other AutoMod levels. Now you’ll be able to choose on a case by case basis if these words are allowed, rather than having them blanket banned by Twitch!

If you haven’t tried AutoMod, you can check it out in your channel settings. That’s also where you’ll find the new Blocked and Permitted lists! Happy chatting 🙂


AutoMod 2.0: Personalization Update was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Twitch Prime members, take up your bow and arrow in Titan Souls!

From May 18th — May 24th Twitch Prime members can get Titan Souls, free with their Twitch Prime membership! If you’re not a Twitch Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial at twitchprime.com.

Between our world and the world beyond, lie the Titan Souls — the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.

Colossal Titans: Explore the ancient ruins of your forefathers and uncover extraordinary and unique titans, each with their own savage attacks and hidden weakness. Find and exploit their faults to slay the beasts and consume the primeval power that lies within them.

Simple Combat: Loose your solitary arrow at the monstrous titans and summon it back to your hand to unleash another forceful strike. Dash and run from the titan’s attacks but do not fear death, as it is both inevitable and plentiful in Titan Souls.

Arcane Secrets: This realm is not without its secrets. Long forgotten titans are hidden in the shadows and prowling through the farthest corners of the land — find them, destroy them, and take their souls for your own to discover the true extent of the power that resides here.

Redemption Instructions:

1) Claim Titan Souls here
2) Install the Twitch Desktop App
3) In the app, go to your Game Library (controller icon)
4) Download game client
5) Launch game and enjoy your rewards

What is Twitch Prime?

Twitch Prime is a new premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. To get the most out of your Twitch Prime membership, see this page for the latest deals and content, curated for you. Twitch Prime benefits include:

Bonus in-game loot every month, plus surprises

You’ll get characters, vehicles, skins, and boosts for games you love, plus surprises like free indie games.

Ad-free viewing on Twitch plus a channel subscription every 30 days

Support your favorite streamer, plus get exclusive emotes, more chat colors, and crown yourself with the chat badge of royalty.

Amazon Prime benefits vary by country. In the US, Amazon Prime includes:

Save 20% on new release box games

Your exclusive pricing even applies to pre-orders and collector’s editions, plus get pre-order price guarantee and release-day delivery. Save on pre-orders and new releases.

Watch thousands of movies and TV shows

Browse movies and TV shows

Ad-free access to over a million songs

Learn more

Unlimited Free Two-Day shipping

Over 20 million eligible items. Also get free same-day delivery on over a million items when shipping to selected metro areas across the U.S. Shop for video game stuff.

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. If you already have Amazon Prime, then you get Twitch Prime included at no extra cost, right now! All you have to do is link your Twitch account to your Amazon account here.


Twitch Prime members, take up your bow and arrow in Titan Souls! was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Community Spotlight — Cities: Skylines

Trains, planes, and automobiles are just so passé. That’s why the upcoming Mass Transit DLC for Cities: Skylines is so exciting! Ferries, blimps, monorails, and cable cars will soon be available for commuters to take to their destinations. With how excitingly complex transit is about to become, we’re bringing you a special feature starting tomorrow of some of our favorite Cities: Skylines streamers: Biffa2001, CleaveTV, BurkeBlack, and more!

Will they cause massive traffic jams, or hit that transit sweet spot in their cities? Will the new hub buildings make an appearance in their cities? Will Chirper be given a new hat? Tune in to their streams to find out!

To see who’s streaming and when, click here. While you’re at it, make sure to check out their channels and give them a follow!


Community Spotlight — Cities: Skylines was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

WATCH the TEKKEN ‘Road to King of Iron Fist’…

WATCH the TEKKEN ‘Road to King of Iron Fist’ documentary today at 6 PM PDT on twitch.tv/tekken and relive the crowning of a King. 

Twitch Prime members, draw your sword in Path of Exile!

Path of Exile has partnered with Twitch Prime to bring you three new exciting cosmetic effects! The Purple Portal, Purple Weapon Effect and Purple Footprints Effect are making their debut and are currently only available through your Twitch Prime subscription. If you’re not a Twitch Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial at twitchprime.com.

Whether you’re hunting the corrupt or slaying the gods, these effects are bound to set you apart from other exiles as you make your way through the dark world of Wraeclast. They can be added to your armor or matched with other effects to create your own custom look!

Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. Wraeclast is a dark, brutal continent. Scarred by mysterious catastrophes of the past and inhabited by creatures of nightmare, the very environment challenges exiles who dare explore it.

In Path of Exile, replay value is key. All world areas including those outdoors are instanced for your party and randomly generated, right down to the magic properties of the monsters that dwell in them and the treasure they guard!

Path of Exile is free-to-play and never ‘pay to win’!

What is Twitch Prime?

Twitch Prime is a new premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. To get the most out of your Twitch Prime membership, see this page for the latest deals and content, curated for you. Twitch Prime benefits include:

Bonus in-game loot every month, plus surprises

You’ll get characters, vehicles, skins, and boosts for games you love, plus surprises like free indie games.

Ad-free viewing on Twitch plus a channel subscription every 30 days

Support your favorite streamer, plus get exclusive emotes, more chat colors, and crown yourself with the chat badge of royalty.

Amazon Prime benefits vary by country. In the US, Amazon Prime includes:

Save 20% on new release box games

Your exclusive pricing even applies to pre-orders and collector’s editions, plus get pre-order price guarantee and release-day delivery. Save on pre-orders and new releases.

Watch thousands of movies and TV shows

Browse movies and TV shows

Ad-free access to over a million songs

Learn more

Unlimited Free Two-Day shipping

Over 20 million eligible items. Also get free same-day delivery on over a million items when shipping to selected metro areas across the U.S. Shop for video game stuff.

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. If you already have Amazon Prime, then you get Twitch Prime included at no extra cost, right now! All you have to do is link your Twitch account to your Amazon account here.


Twitch Prime members, draw your sword in Path of Exile! was originally published in Twitch Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.