Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years

    August 5, 2014
    Chris Crum

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


Chris Crum
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