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Xbox One's Twitch gets video on demand, advanced search and Home screen pins

Twitch gets a major update on Xbox One today, bringing with it new ways to find streams, the ability to watch archived Twitch videos and even pin your favorites on your Home screen, Microsoft announced today.

"Xbox One helped cement Twitch's place in the living room with its robust set of features," Annie Berrones, director of product marketing for Twitch, said in a prepared statement. "With this impressive set of updates, including the ability to now follow the games you want, view archived videos and have access to more advanced directories, video game streaming and spectating as part of the home entertainment experience is only going to get stronger."

The new advanced broadcasting filtering runs off of Xbox Live's ability to "associate real-time gameplay stats with broadcasts," according to the post announcing the news on Major Nelson's website. Depending on the game, those pre-set filters might include things like player stats, game modes, maps, player skill level, in-game activity and progress. Some games will even feature the ability to add more than one filter to a search.

For instance, users can now search for streamers featuring the highest kill to death ratio in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, or search for specific car classes in Forza Horizon 2.

The update also brings with it the ability to view highlights and past Twitch broadcasts from broadcasters who are even offline, a console first, and to manually select the quality of the video you're watching.

Xbox One owners will also now be able to follow games or channels on Twitch, as well as searching by game or by person, and have feeds appear on their home screen. Finally, broadcasters are getting a new profile page with more information.


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