Twitch ditches gaming-only, launches Twitch Creative

Marathon Bob Ross starting today

Twitch has been strict in the past about its content being gaming-only, locking out streamers using PlayStation 4 title The Playroom to create non-video-game-related television shows. With the recent beta of Twitch Music and today’s announcement of Twitch Creative, the streaming juggernaut is relaxing those standards a bit.

Currently, users can view streamers drawing, sculpting, and otherwise crafting art on the newly official channel.

To kick it all off, Twitch secured the rights to the entire archive of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting (403 episodes!), and is broadcasting it marathon-style starting today and running through November 6. I will probably spend more time watching a Twitch stream in the next week than I have all year. Gimme those happy trees!

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.