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Raptr Partners with Twitch to bring Livestreaming to Everybody

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Twitch and Raptr are partnering to bring “one-click broadcasting” through the Raptr desktop app. This is great news for gamers who want to get in on Twitch streaming but don’t have the money or resources to stream through traditional means. With a Raptr and Twitch partnership, the only thing they’ll need is a Twitch account and the free Raptr program.

Twitch chief executive Emmet Shear had this to say:

A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether it’s on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software. By bringing livestreaming functionality at the touch of a button to the Raptr Desktop App, it’s one more step in achieving this ubiquity for our brand while attracting a new batch of broadcasters from Raptr’s passionate community.

Raptr can only stream games supporting Raptr’s overlay, which works by popping up a window on your PC or Mac when you start an overlay-supported game.

“Twitch is the biggest destination for live gaming entertainment, so our partnership collectively brings together more than 50 million gamers to share and discuss the games they love,” Raptr chief executive Dennis Fong said. “We’re always discovering new and unique ways to connect players, and this is the perfect opportunity for gamers to showcase their gamer rep.”

Twitch will also have built-in support with the Xbox One as it marches further toward a future where streaming games isn’t a luxury, but a right for every gamer.

Download the Raptr app here.