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Discord’s live streaming features will begin rolling out this week

Discord is launching a feature set called Go Live that will allow users to livestream games to channels and share with friends. The new features will begin rolling out August 15, and the plan is to have it available to all users about two weeks after that.

While the live streaming market has opened up a bit since Ninja’s prominent move from Twitch to Mixer, Discord’s goal with Go Live is different. Instead of pulling in as many viewers as possible, the idea with Go Live is to recreate the feeling of hanging out on the sofa with friends as you chat and play games. Go Live allows up to 10 friends to watch as they talk in a shared voice channel with the streamer.

Pleasantly, there’s no fiddly setup process involved with Go Live. Discord says you can start streaming in Go Live at the touch of a button, and friends can join in from either the desktop app or Discord’s browser version, with mobile spectating expected to roll out by the year’s end.

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