Yesterday, Twitch.tv launched their long awaited app on Xbox Live. Nearly a year after the application was announced at E3 2012, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can finally get their hands on a console-based streaming app. Gamers can browse by game, featured content, and the most popular channels at any given time. The app is also compatible with the Kinect motion and voice controls.
For people who are very into watching livestreams of gaming content, the app might seem a bit lacking in a few departments. Notably, there is no cross platform functionality, meaning you can’t connect the Twitch app with an existing Twitch.tv account. You also can’t favorite channels or bookmark them for future use. The inability to see offline channels is also a bit perplexing. Perhaps with time, more features will be added to the app. However, if you are simply looking for a service that streams live video game content like tournaments, speedruns, or Let’s Plays, the Twitch app will get the job done.
Just to reiterate, the service is only available for those with an Xbox Live Gold membership. You can check out Twitch.tv to see what kinds of content you'll be able to view with the new app.