Since 2011 when it was launched as a re-branding of the service called Justin.tv, Twitch has become the biggest name in what is an increasingly growing sector – the video game streaming industry. Over the years, Twitch has displayed remarkable growth and has shown quite clearly that it doesn’t plan on stopping even if it’s currently at the top. This never-ending quest for improvement is also showcased by Twitch Interactive’s latest product called Twitch Sings.
Twitch Sings is built from the ground up for streamers. With live singing, multiplayer modes, and features that let chat direct the show, the first game lets you and your community make one-of-a-kind performances together. Twitch Sings is a dynamic, endlessly watchable live streaming software for a vocal performance that brings singers and audiences together like never before. The app is available as free to play on PC.
Choose from a huge library of songs and go live on Twitch. Like classic karaoke, Twitch Sings is best with a crowd. Show off the power of co-op singing by inviting your friends and community to join you for duets. Fans can get involved by requesting songs and choosing fun challenges to tackle while you sing. With tons of outfits and hairstyles, whether your avatar is on stage or in the crowd, the show will be perfect for you.
No matter your streaming setup, you can start broadcasting at the push of a button. Fastest. Roadie. Ever. Set the stage perfectly by choosing a venue to fit your mood, the song, or your community’s energy. From new hits to karaoke anthems, the app catalog has something for everyone. And it’s growing. Share your best performances with the rest of the world on social media or publish them to Twitch.
Twitch Sings Features
- Open Mic: Open Mic is a place to share original creative works. You can record your performance as a Solo or as an Open Duet so others can collaborate with you. Please keep your performance live if you do not have the necessary rights to share a recorded performance. Please consult Twitch’s Community Guidelines if you have questions.
- Chroma Key Support: Using a green screen background? The software now has Chroma Key support. To set up Chroma Key go to Settings > Video & Graphics. Click the Enable Chroma Key box to turn it on then click the Pick Chroma Key and use the cursor to click on the color you would like to key out on the Camera Preview window in settings. You can adjust the sensitivity with the slider. The Camera Preview window in the bottom left of the game shows how the Chroma Key will display during your performance.
- Community Duets and Open Mic Duets: Looking for a Duet to join? The Duets menu now has two new tabs, Community and Open Mic. These tabs showcase new and trending Open Duets created by the Community of Twitch Sings players. The Open Mic tab will showcase new and trending Duets created with the Open Mic feature.
- Guide Vocals: Need help remembering the melody or lyrics to a song? Select songs now have Guide Vocals you can turn on and sing along with. If a song has Guide Vocals as an option, it will appear on the right side of the options list on the Set the Stage menu. Many of the songs added to the game from now on will include Guide Vocals as well. You can adjust the volume of the Guide Vocals under Settings > Audio > Audio Output > Guide Vocals Volume.
- Song Sorting and Filtering: New sorting and filtering options have been added to the All Songs menu. You can now sort by the decade a song was originally released or how recently it was added to Twitch Sings. You can also press the Filters button next to the sorting button to filter songs by genre or language.
- Audio & Visual Calibration Wizard: If you ever feel like the audio and visuals in the game are not matching up, there is a new Calibration Wizard available under Settings > Audio. The wizard will guide you through a couple of steps to make sure all the audio and visual elements are synced up. You can revisit the wizard any time to re-test. This is great to do whenever your hardware set up changes.
One of the best aspects of this app is represented by how easy it is to work with. The interface is designed to be as friendly as possible, and all the features should be easily accessible regardless of the users’ computer experience.
At its core, the app is extremely simple: streamers simply need to pick a song (one of their choosing or one based on what their follower base desires), and then sing it to the best of their ability. Because it streams songs from the cloud, it’s almost needless to say that this app requires an active Internet connection.
As mentioned before, streamers can choose if they want to show themselves while singing via webcam or simply show a customizable avatar on a virtual stage. Twitch Sings provides a plethora of outfits, hairstyles, for those times when streamers opt to only show their avatar on stage and not a direct view of them via webcam.
Note: Some antivirus software blocks the app from launching or can delete the executable file when it is downloaded. If you encounter an error where the game will not launch, please try deleting the file, pausing your antivirus software, and downloading again.
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Processor||Intel i5 2.7 GHz, 4 cores (or equivalent)|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Storage Space||1.3 GB Free Hard Disk Space|
|GPU||1024 MB VRAM, DirectX 11 support|
|Software Name||Twitch Sings Software For Windows V 8.0|
|File Size||1.6 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
|Developer||Twitch Interactive, Inc.|
Twitch Sings is the first app that breaks away from the typical karaoke-style apps and provides both interactive and live-streaming capabilities. If not anything else, then it should at least help the Amazon-owned game-streaming platform have more interactive and more entertaining, karaoke, and music-related content. This should ultimately help Twitch break out with the non-gamer crowd.
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