Twitch ditches gaming-only, launches Twitch Creative

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Marathon Bob Ross starting today

Twitch has been strict in the past about its content being gaming-only, locking out streamers using PlayStation 4 title The Playroom to create non-video-game-related television shows. With the recent beta of Twitch Music and today’s announcement of Twitch Creative, the streaming juggernaut is relaxing those standards a bit.

Currently, users can view streamers drawing, sculpting, and otherwise crafting art on the newly official channel.

To kick it all off, Twitch secured the rights to the entire archive of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting (403 episodes!), and is broadcasting it marathon-style starting today and running through November 6. I will probably spend more time watching a Twitch stream in the next week than I have all year. Gimme those happy trees!