At Minecon this year we learnt that Minecraft was actually, finally, recieving support for Twitch.tv broadcasting. Back then it seemed so far away, but now it’s here and live, ready for you to boom into a microphone a running commentary as you stream to your adoring public.
Snapshot 13w47c contains everything you need to become a Minecraft internet superstar, and it’s just a few clicks away.
As detailed on the Mojang blog, you’ll first have to adjust your Mojang account settings a little in order to link your Twitch account to your Mojang account. With those two joined in harmony, you’re almost ready to start your own Minecraft Breakfast Show. Just enable the new Snapshot in your Minecraft launcher, and hit F6 at any time during play to enable instant broadcasting.
There are a couple of restrictions. You’ll need a half-decent connection to get a good stream running, and you’ll also need to be running Windows XP or above or Mac OS X Lion 10.7 or above to use the broadcast function. Provided you pass these tests, you shouldn’t have any problem at all.
As with all other Snapshots, 13w47c also contains a collection of bug fixes to keep Minecraft in the peak of health. To get the whole package, download the Snapshot here.