Amazon’s Twitch live-video service may be doing more with music artists, but it’s also shutting down one of its existing music projects: karaoke game Twitch Sings.
“As we look to the future, we have decided to invest in broader tools and services that will help support and grow the entire music community on Twitch. Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to close Twitch Sings on January 1, 2021,” explained Twitch in its announcement.
“On December 1, we will begin removing Sings videos and clips per our contractual obligations, and on January 1, the game will stop working.”
Twitch Sings was first unveiled in October 2018, then launched in April 2019 with a catalogue of thousands of licensed tracks for people to sing along to: broadcasting their performances to their Twitch channels.
The shutdown may be tough for the creators who did that, as Twitch says that on-demand videos of their past broadcasts featuring Twitch Sings content will also be removed starting in December.