Twitch Sings, the karaoke game on the streaming platform, will close on January 1, 2021, more than two years after it was announced at Twitchcon 2018.
In Twitch Sings, streamers sang a song of their choice to themselves or their partners, inspiring viewers and spreading challenges. The feature, however, will not be part of the future of Twitch.
We have made a tough decision to close Twitch Sings on January 1, 2021, to invest in Twitch’s extensive equipment and music services. Thank you for rocking our world. For more information: https://t.co/ItImv3u75v pic.twitter.com/jJqICzp8Ul
– TwitchSings (@TwitchSings) September 4, 2020
In a blog post, Twitch said that from December 1, it will start removing videos and clips of Twitch Sings from the platform to stop work a month later.
Fans of Twitch Sings still have about four months left with this game and will be busy as Twitch releases a backlog of more than 400 of its new songs.
The decision to “invest in a wide range of equipment and music services” does not provide a clear explanation of why Twitch Sings is closing, but it could be linked to a recently announced partnership between Twitch and Amazon Music that brings the functions of the live streaming platform to the next application.
“Looking forward, we’re excited to share more about the future of Twitch’s music and how we’re working to make Twitch the best place to bring artists and music closer to your liking,” Twitch said, adding that there’s more for music lovers on the platform. Planned.
There has been speculation that the Twitch Sings shutdown may be related to the flow of DMCA takedown requests received due to background music used by Twitter streamers in June. We will update this article as soon as we hear.