Mobile gaming streams coming to Twitch

Saqib Shah
March 5, 2014

Game streaming service Twitch has announced that developers will now be able to add gameplay streaming functionality in to their mobile gaming apps.

Although similar services such as Everplay already exist, the growing popularity of the Twitch platform makes it much more attractive for developers and gamers alike.

The Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) gives mobile developers access to the same tools that make broadcasting and capturing PC and current generation console gameplay so easy.

The Twitch Mobile SDK features include:

  • The ability to capture and broadcast gameplay video and audio
  • Video capture from the front-facing camera
  • Audio capture using an internal or external microphone
  • Videos can be archived for immediate viewing on Twitch and uploaded for sharing
  • Broadcast quality can be toggled between High, Medium, and Low settings
  • Chat options including emoticons badges and chat colors
  • The easy discovery of related broadcasts from other gamers.

“Our vision is to provide the Twitch community with the ability not only to view, but to broadcast live video game content wherever they are, whether they’re on the go or in the living room,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing for Twitch, via an official press release.

“We’ve achieved that with our PC and console integrations, so the trifecta will soon be complete with our deep and concerted foray into mobile broadcasting.”


About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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