Twitch To Stream 11 Thursday Night Football Games in 2018-19
Twitch announced that 11 Thursday Night Football games will air on Twitch and will be free to watch on Twitch’s web and mobile apps. They announced a couple updates as part of the interactivity Twitch brings to watching the games.
The previously announced Extension is now live, there are two new co-streamers, including Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe and popular streaming personality TimTheTatman, and you now have the ability to Cheer for charity. Details below on all the new features you can check out starting with tonight’s game.
TNF Live Extension
Extensions bring interactive functionality to online viewers in the form of a computer screen overlay that can be interacted with just by pointing-and-clicking on it. With the TNF Live Extension, viewers can access all of a team’s stats in real time, such as NFL standings and Team Stat Pages. In addition, viewers are able to make game and quarter play guesses with a leaderboard tracking how well they know their stuff
Cheering with Bits
This October, during all Thursday Night Football broadcasts on Twitch, Twitch will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for evert 100 bits cheered. Bits are a virtual good used in Twitch chat that provide viewers with a way to virtually Cheer and support their favorite broadcasts. Bits can be purchased directly from the chat window and appear in chat in the form of gem-shaped animated emotes. The more Bits that are used, the bigger and more animated the emotes get, illustrating the support of the fans.
New Global Emotes
The live viewers in Twitch chat have access to an array of NFL “emotes,” which are the emojis native to Twitch. These emotes include every team logo and some original emotes Twitch created to celebrate touchdowns, flags, catching and running with the ball, and more.