All Playroom Streaming Suspended On Twitch

A couple of days ago it was reported that Twitch was removing PS4 streams that weren’t broadcasting gaming related content, after a few people decided to stream content using The Playroom game for other activities. It wasn’t a surprising move because such streaming violated the Twitch’s terms of service.

Now Twitch has decided to enforce a blanket ban on any streams using The Playroom due to the number of streams that keep violating the terms. In statement to Polygon Twitch said:

“We removed Playroom content from the directory because a majority of it was non-gaming related. We will look into adding it back as PS4 owners become more familiar with the games-only focus of Twitch content.”

So if you were thinking of doing something similar to The Spartan Show using Playroom you may have to wait.

Source: Polygon


  1. So due to abuse one of the next gen features is now removed?


    • The feature isn’t removed, you can still steam gaming on twitch, just not for the title playroom.

      • And you can still stream the playroom via Ustream i’m guessing?

      • Ah but it removes a feature built into the PS4 (as Playroom is).

        Forgot you can still stream outside Playroom. Not something I will personally use from my PS4 bit may watch others.

      • Knew this would happen after the report of the couple getting down and busy

    • Solution. stream to Ustream

  2. Only option they had, can’t really see any other way around it.

    • Yeah, was bound to happen. Cannot see a way they would be able to police it except viewing every stream, which would be near impossible.

  3. Once again the masses punished for the actions of the few.
    Not that I disagree, just saying.

  4. People will just start to stream playroom on Ustream, which doesn’t have a particular focus on just gaming

  5. “other activities” Eh? Am I missing something here?

  6. Aaaand this is why we can’t have nice things …

  7. I wonder if it will suffer the same fate on Ustream, hopefully not for the sake of efforts like the Spartan show.
    If it doesn’t all end up in Playroom being blocked on Ustream too, it would be neat if they added some virtual backgrounds/sets to the app.

  8. Why does the stream have to be gaming related when the new consoles aren’t just game consoles? Stupid.

  9. Dicks like to dick around. I wonder how the cross-regional profanity rules will apply (eg. the dickgate saga), I mean the word dick over here is used more as a fool reference rather than the genital description but in the US it usually is a reference to the proverbial lamb cannon.

  10. isn’t that like a rule on the internet?
    get something good and a few twats have to screw it up.

    sometimes i think certain people need to be sterilised to stop them further polluting the gene pool.

    have you seen that film idiocracy?

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