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Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years

    August 5, 2014
    Chris Crum
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There was a time when Justin.tv was one of the biggest sites in streaming video, but that time has passed, and the site is now shutting down. It did, however, spawn Twitch, which lives on.

In a post on the company blog, Justin.tv says:

Justin.tv pioneered live video on the Internet and spawned one of the largest video platforms ever: Twitch. Justin.tv was officially renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. in February of 2014 and Twitch is now the focus of the company’s resources. Unfortunately that means we need to shut down Justin.tv.

We thank all of our broadcasters and viewers for 7 years of live video memories.

The website, the mobile apps, and the APIs are all now out of service. User accounts are closed, and users will be unable to access any settings or content. Accounts will still work to login to Twitch.

If you have questions about the shutdown, there’s an FAQ here.

Image via Justin.tv


  • Kyle M

    Wish the best to Twitch and we welcome the JTV community to Streamup.

  • da_baron/viciousanimalthing

    As soon as I heard about the by out rumors, I knew Justin.TV’s days were numbered. Good riddance. I will miss a lot of users from JTV, it was nothing more than a crappy vessel to communicate to people with. although JTV killed that ability off over the years. The last couple years JTV has really sucked anyway, about time it’s misery ended. When I first found JTV in 2008, it was great, a living breathing online universe with a variety media and people. Corporate greed (DMCA) and JTV’s sloppy maintenance killed JTV,.

  • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445934195/vinnytv Vincent Torres

    Bring back justin.tv in spirit by helping spread the word on my new kickstarter for vinny.tv. we want to bring it back new and improved.

    thanks all

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445934195/vinnytv