Amazon’s live-video service Twitch announced plans to launch a karaoke-style game called ‘Twitch Sings’ in October 2018, providing its community of creators with a way to sing solo or duets, while getting viewers to suggest songs and challenges. In March this year, the game (still in beta) spawned an X Factor-style contest called Twitch Sings: Stream Star, with a $20k prize to be awarded at the TwitchCon Europe conference in Berlin this month. TwitchCon is now over, and it featured another announcement relating to the game: Twitch Sings has now emerged from beta, and is available to anyone who streams on Twitch.
“You can sing solo, duet with your community, and get chat involved with song requests, fun challenges, and cheer activated light shows,” explained the company. The game is available as a download for PCs, although licensing restrictions mean it’s not available in South Korea, Russia or the Ukraine. Twitch says it has a library of “thousands of popular karaoke classics” licensed for Twitch Sings so far, and plans to add more on a weekly basis.