Minecraft 1.7.3 integrates Twitch.tv support

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By on December 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

During Minecon Mojang announced a partnership with Twitch.tv which would see a future release of Minecraft featuring integrated Twitch.tv support. And now the future is here, with Mojang unleashing the 1.7.3 pre-release on Friday with one-click broadcasting. 1.7.3 also fixes render distances above 8 and a host of bug fixes and optimisations – but it’s hard to get excited about that.

One-click broadcasting is available for users with computers running Windows Vista and higher and Mac OSX Lion and higher, and you’ll need to link your Twitch.tv and Mojang accounts before you can use it – which you can do right here. As a pre-release, you’ll also need to enable snapshots – you can get instructions from the official site.

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Meh.

 

Honest question. Does anyone actually have the internet speed to even stream well here? I would have to move houses lol. All these games adding Twitch support and I can’t use it :(

 

I can barely even watch Twitch streams here at home. :(

 

So wait, you still need a cap card, right? Or am I crazy?

 

dragol,

Possible but HD streams are out for most people..I can’t stream much better than 480p ..our Aussie upload speeds on average are disgraceful

tacitus42,

Nah it does it ingame mate. Trackmania 2 does this as well.

 

Does anyone actually like watching people play Minecraft? I’ve never understood the appeal.

 

It’s almost as popular as league of legends on twitch. As of right now (7:30 in the morning, melbourne time) it ranks 8th in amount of people currently watching.
It is definitely very popular.
I’ve watched a couple of streams but couldn’t really get into it myself.
Minecraft is the kind of game I’d rather be playing.

 

dragol,

Pretty much only those on cable/fibre that have a higher end plan with decent upload. Anyone on ADSL2+ won’t have a chance.

I kinda dig the idea of it, if I had the upload speed to support it. A lot of people don’t know that Origin has built in Twitch support. Pretty much the only feature that it holds over Steam.

 

misuvir,

I’m on 30 Mb/s cable and Twitch streams are basically unwatchable to me.

 
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