Twitch now permits streamers to broadcast non-gaming vlog-style content

The Amazon-owned livestreaming service launched the IRL category today for broadcasters who just want to talk to the camera and their audience in chat without having to play a game (or painting a landscape or eating spicy chicken). Previously, Twitch moderators were rather strict about people who would go too long talking with their fans without creating “gaming content,” but the IRL category creates a space where people never have to do any gaming as long as they stay in the proper category. This definitely harkens back to the origins of Twitch as, which was a live “vloging” service. – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat