You didn’t spend 12,000 hours building a blocky kingdom in Minecraft for it to sit in solitary confinement. No, you built it so that you could show it off on the Internet, and now that’s easier than ever.

Developer Mojang revealed today that it is opening up its Twitch broadcasting feature to the public in an open beta test. While Twitch streaming isn’t new to the world of Minecraft, this new feature will integrate livestreaming directly into the game. That means you don’t need any extra software to get streaming to work.

To get into the beta, you need to do a few things:

  • Sign into your Mojang account here.
  • On the Mojang settings page, link your Mojang and Twitch accounts.
  • Open the Minecraft launcher.
  • Start a new profile.
  • Name that profile “snapshots.”
  • Check the box that says “Enable experimental development snapshots.”
  • Save this profile.
  • Select it from the drop-down menu.
  • Hit “Play.”

Once enabled, you can begin broadcasting at any time by tapping F6 on your keyboard. You can adjust the broadcast quality in Minecraft’s settings menu.

More information:

Mojang AB is a Swedish independent video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by Markus Persson, and most known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, which is a free-to-build sandbox ga... read more »

Founded in June 2011 and acquired by Amazon in 2014, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 millio... read more »

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