Twitch Launches Hosting Mode

Very soon, Twitch users will have a brand new way to keep their viewers busy while they’re away from their channel. Hosting Mode, which according to Twitch’s official blog resembles embedding a video player on a different website, gives you the power to embed another user’s live feed on your page. This new feature will allow users to not only give their viewers something to watch while they are offline, but also the power to promote another user’s content as all views of the stream will count towards it’s original owner’s hit total, rather then that of the person hosting the stream on their own page.

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In order to host a channel, you simply type “/host” then the name of the channel you wish to host. A user can host one channel at a time, and up to three channels total in a thirty minute span of time. In addition, you can turn off a channel at any time by typing “/unhost” into the chat box.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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