Up to four game streamers on Twitch can now broadcast their points of view within the same window thanks to a new feature from the Amazon-owned streaming leader.
First announced at TwitchCon last year, the highly sought-after feature among the Twitch audience known as Squad Stream is available now to the site’s Partners. The feature is a good way for audiences to see multiple angles of a battle royale game like Fortnite or follow along as streamers team up in cooperative games.
The feature is similar to one that Microsoft’s game streaming service Mixer launched in 2017. Co-streaming, as Mixer calls it, was part of a series of updates that came when the service formally known as Beam was rebranded after Microsoft acquired it.
Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. It is the dominant outlet for game streaming — the growing entertainment form where audiences watch gamers play their favorite titles — with 15 million daily visitors and 2.2 million broadcasters on its platform, according to Twitch’s website.