Twitch launches first-party streaming software Twitch Studio

Previously, streamers had to use third-party software such as OBS and XSplit to power their broadcasts

Twitch launches first-party streaming software Twitch Studio

Broadcasting behemoth Twitch has just unveiled Twitch Studio, the company's own first-party streaming software. 

Prior to this, streamers needed to use a third party company to power their broadcasts, such as OBS and XSplit. Streamers need to use broadcasting to configure their set up, making sure their microphones, cameras and other hardware are working correctly. 

Twitch Studio means that every step to go live can be done with Twitch's own tools and software. It's currently in closed beta on PC. 

“We’ve been listening to our users give us feedback, talk about their experience, how they started streaming, how they progress,” said Cheng Cheng, lead product manager at Twitch.

“And one really consistent pain point was that multiplayer entertainment is really fun, it’s really engaging, but the bar to really get started is quite high.” has the full story.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.