Mixer – Interactive Live Streaming
By Beam Interactive Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Mixer gives viewers a window into a streamer's game worlds, allowing you to do everything from striking lightning down, to generating the level's terrain.
• Realtime streaming protocol for < 250ms stream delay (can be higher on mobile)
• Follow channels to keep up-to-date
• Full-featured chat with all your favorite Mixer emotes
• Earn Spark points while watching streams
We're always listening to feedback on Twitter, shoot us a Tweet! @WatchMixer
What's New in Version 2.5.2
All our updates include performance improvements and bug fixes to make Mixer even better. This week’s update includes a few under the hood fixes for Mixer sign in.
Glimpse of Potential
Mixer would be awesome if they’d fix some simple problems. There’s no way to make the overlay completely go away while you’re streaming. Ever try playing Cuphead with something blocking part of the screen? There’s also no way to scrub through your saved streams on Xbox One, so you can’t show people something in a stream unless you sit there and watch the entire stream. Also, when you find a streamer you like, there’s no way to friend them on Xbox live from their channel. Which is weird, since it’s now Microsoft’s streaming platform on their console. It can be a pain typing in crazy gamertags manually. The phone app is only good for watching streams, and that’s about it. As far as I can tell, you can’t even watch your past vods on it. This stuff shouldn’t be happening, Mixer has been out for awhile now and these are basic issues that should’ve been addressed. I hope they fix everything, because Mixer is really easy to fire up and stream from, and the platform is really solid with high quality streaming. -Kandarr
Problem 1: the app (phone) won't load my friends' broadcasts. Multiple of my friends, who are on different servers i.e. West coast and east coast and have great internet speeds, wanted to broadcast a madden gameplay but, when I clicked on one' channel it was a seemingly forever loading screen. I figured I'd try my other friend's but, it kept pulling me back to the channel I was first on. I closed the app and went to one the featured broadcast and it worked fine.
Problem 2: I tried to search for my friends' channel but, it was extremely difficult and I forget how exactly I did it however, when I typed in their gt EXACTLY how it's spelled nothing would pop up except the suggested channels.
I haven't been able to use the phone app successfully yet. I've tried on an iPad, iOS 11, first then tried on my iPhone 7, iOS 10.3.3, and neither would load my friends gameplay.
At first I wanted to see their game but, it got to the point where I wanted to troubleshoot and I came to the conclusion it cannot be useful on my handheld devices.
Better than Twitch but still some bugs
This interface is more user-friendly than Twitch… And a lot smoother for streaming and quality than twitch. The only problem I have is with the app. I am unable to do a lot of the things on the app that I am able to do on the computer. For example, hosting and following buttons tend to not work at all even though you can see them. Also, it would be great if you could see your own home page without having to search yourself.
Other than that- Mixer is the way of the future and the interactive buttons for watchers make it a more fun viewing and hosting experience alike.