Chris Higgins . Business . Thursday 28th January 2016 . 15:03
Gaming social network and video-sharing platform Plays.tv has introduced a way for spectators to capture stream highlights while the content creator retians their ownership.
The Chrome extension functions similarly to existing, though legally dubious, stream capture methods such as OddShot, which has attracted heavy criticism from streamers who feel their content is being stolen.
Many professional eSports players use streaming as a way to monetise and even out the income stream of competing in tournaments.
However, fans who wish to share interesting moments from these streams have had to wait many days or weeks for the creators to trim and clip their VODs in post-recording, or creators need to hire a third party to do it for them.
Now with the Plays.tv extension, fans can capture and trim part of an ongoing broadcast and post it for others to see with full attribution to the original streamer.
“Fans are constantly asking me to post more highlights, but I just don’t have the time given our crazy practice schedule.” said S