Twitch, the live streaming video platform owned by Amazon (AMZN) subsidiary Twitch Interactive, announced Wednesday that it has launched Squad Streams, a new collaborative functionality that allows for up to four streamers to co-stream in a single window.
The next way to watch and play together is now on Twitch.
Squad stream is available today. Use the “Squad Stream” tag to see who’s live now. If you’re a Partner, you can squad up right from the dashboard. Learn more: https://t.co/HdB373Ayb5 pic.twitter.com/FxNhw70pq8
— Twitch (@Twitch) March 27, 2019
According to the press release shared with us, Squad Streams is initially being released for Twitch Partners. These creators can join up right from the Twitch dashboard and stream just as they normally would. Twitch states that this allows streamers to grow their audiences more rapidly while also providing unique viewership opportunities for fans.
“Squad Stream is a fast and easy way for up to four creators to go live and stream together in one window,” said Twitch. “It’s perfect for showing off every awesome moment in a battle royale match, saving a virtual seat at the table for tabletop streams, catching every second of speedrunning head-to-heads, and so much more that we can’t wait for all of you to show us.”
Twitch notes that it is celebrating the launch with a number of Squad Streams featuring famous streamers and esports athletes. Here’s the full schedule (in PST):
- 3/28 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: antphrodite, Ellektrikk, MaryJLeeee, and monkeyism streaming tarot card readings
- 3/29 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: kennyS, shoxiejesuss, SmithZz, and jackzj streaming CS:GO
- 3/29 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: twosenseless, Shticky, iinnkone, and VooDoo_val streaming art
- 4/2 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Northernlion, Last_Grey_Wolf, DanGheesling, and michaelalfox streaming Satisfactory
- 4/2 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Ellohime, CobaltStreak, and Diction
- 4/3 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: pokimane, LilyPichu, DisguisedToast, and Yassuo streaming League of Legends
- 4/4 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM: GassyMexican, BurkeBlack, and CletusBueford streaming Sea of Thieves
- 4/6 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Xmiramira, itsmeTroi, Keeyuh, and MsAshRocks streaming The Sims 4
- 4/7 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: TheHungerService, BanzaiBaby, DomesticDan, and WorkingChef streaming cooking