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You got some Twitch in my Raptr

Raptr, a desktop app and social network that manages games, has teamed with Twitch to provide in-app video streaming without extra software

Twitch, a video streaming website used mostly for gaming, is turning every game session into a "Let's Play" event that you can broadcast to everyone. It only makes sense that it would find its way into as much gaming related stuff as possible--thus it squeezes into Raptr, a desktop app that works as a bridge between web content and gaming while also acting as a gamer's social network.

Raptr manages Steam, Xbox Live and PSN accounts to keep track of all the games you own, the stats that comes with them and the time you've spent in them. From all of this you are ranked and awarded with achievements and rewards.

Starting Thursday, July 18 Raptr will allow you to stream straight to your Twitch account and manage the channel from in game.

"A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether it's on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software. By bringing live streaming functionality at the touch of a button to the Raptr Desktop App, it's one more step in achieving this ubiquity for our brand while attracting a new batch of broadcasters from Raptr's passionate community," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said.

Here's a video showing it in action.

You can download Raptr and start streaming now by clicking here. Keep an eye out for a full review of the Raptr service coming soon.


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