Justin.tv Says Farewell So Company Can Focus on Twitch
Justin.tv, the “life-casting” site that gave birth to Twitch.tv in 2011 after launching in 2007, officially bid its users farewell.
With the immense appetite for Twitch content, the site has become “the focus of the company’s resources,” according to Justin.tv’s goodbye statement. Which means the end for Justin.tv’s website, mobile apps, and APIs.
The service’s video archives have been gone since June 15.
This doesn’t necessarily mean all Justin.tv users have to say goodbye, though. For those who used their Justin.tv accounts to get into Twitch, the accounts will continue to work there. However, Justin.tv’s statement does direct former users to fill out an official account transfer form to ensure complete use of Twitch’s site from now on.
The former streaming video site’s statement further directs live-streamers to “YouTube, Ustream, and Livestream” for streaming needs that do not involve video games (Twitch’s exclusive domain).
Per Variety, no layoffs will happen as a result of the shut-down.Tags: gaming, google, Justin.tv, live streaming video, Livestream, twitch, twitch interactive, twitch.tv, Ustream, youtube