Twitch set to reduce stream delay for all streamers
15 May 2015   News Share

Twitch set to reduce stream delay for all streamers


Twitch has announced that it will be introducing reduced stream lag for all streamers via a toggle which will reduce the lag by up to 33%.

In 2013 Twitch introduced a delay on streams to improve quality and buffering, however many streamers who rely on audience participation struggled as comments and feedback was out of sync with what was being streamed.

The option to reduce the delay does come at a price and Twitch warns that “Some viewers may experience changes in playback, with shorter, more frequent buffering times. Because less video is queued on a viewer’s computer, they will be more susceptible to variations in download bandwidth, and may experience more interruptions in service while video buffers.”

Good news for those with a robust connection and an active community.

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Leo Stevenson

Leo Stevenson

I've been playing games for the past 25 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. I'm mostly drawn to single player, story driven games and couch co-op, but will occasionally delve into multiplayer.