Twitch has launched a new social viewing experience called Watch Parties. This allows all Twitch affiliates and partners to stream a catalog of Amazon Prime video content while engaging with their audience.
A new Watch Party category has been added where viewers can search and see the contents that are being streamed by the viewers. Twitch Streamers must be subscribed to Amazon Prime in order to show the content. Viewers do not need an Amazon Prime subscription and can watch and chat at their leisure.
Currently, the Watch Party category is only made available to Twitch affiliates and partner in the US. However, there are plans in the making to go global. Twitch has developed a picture-by-picture feature that allows streamers to be seen and heard. No third party extension is needed to stream the picture-by-picture feature.