The lights are on
Raptr and Twitch.tv have today announced a new partnership. Starting today, those with a free Raptr account and Twitch channel will be able to use Raptr's desktop app for game streaming.
This will make it easier and more affordable to stream content via PC. Other mechanisms for streaming to Twitch typically require a purchase or subscription. Raptr's desktop app is free, as are accounts on the website.
In addition to this new function, Raptr tracks game time, achievements and trophies, offers instant messenger-style chat, and Facebook and Twitter sharing. The Raptr desktop app can be downloaded here. For a tutorial on how this works, see the video below.
Our TakePC owners typically have to spend money on XSplit or other streaming programs in order to share their gaming with the world. This new partnership will no doubt increase the amount of content pushed to Twitch by taking down one of the remaining financial and implementation barriers.
I haven't tried streaming to Twitch via Raptr and can't speak to how robust the configuration options are. Regardless, for those looking to dip a toe in the live streaming waters, a free option is perfect.
For me, it's a painful reminder that Raptr abandoned its Mac app.
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This just made 3 people mildly pleased.
Is a good addition to raptr.
I use OBS, free and open source :)
Already love raptr, glad they are expanding
I've been using Raptr since it started and enjoy it. I will gladly test the limits of this feature to see if I prefer it over XSplit.
Neato--wait! I don't have a PC. Sad me. :(
This is great news. i've always used OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a open source program that streams my games and it's free hence open source. But I will have to give the raptr app a try. I use raptr to track my games. They have very mature communities on there too. Even for noobs to any game, I have never came across anyone who goes insulting anyone. People are really nice and helpful on raptr.
Seriously, though. Forget Twitch.
Sign up for Raptr, you won't regret it. It's free and you get rewards (including free DLC for your most played games). It's a really fun tool.
I'm a huge "Raptr" fan and I just got hold of a new "Roxio HD" off "Amazon.com" a little while back. So I gotta say I'm glad to see them replace the "Video" widget with a "Stream" widget!!! I like watching "MidNight Club: LA" and "AirMech", but the power of the twitch feed is in that you can see everything the gamer can. So using it as a free "Raptr" widget is a great idea when we're looking for the next title in our "Steam" line-up!!! ^_^