By Twitch Interactive, Inc.
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Twitch lets you instantly watch your favorite games. It’s all live, all the time, and free! With Twitch for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can watch live broadcasts of the games you love and chat with the players you follow. Features include:
• View broadcasts of top games, players and events
• Browse by game and channel name
• Fully-featured chat, including a chat-only mode
• Be alerted when the channels you follow are live
• AirPlay compatible (works in background)
PC World: "The quality and selection simply blow most of the other live-streaming apps out of the water... "
Mashable: "If you’re ditching cable, there are many alternative content destinations online. If you’re a gamer, one of those is probably TwitchTV."
What's New in Version 3.0.4
• New Audio Only mode lets you listen to broadcasts while your phone is locked
• Various fixes and improvements
Comments based on my experience
Some issues I would like to share: • sometimes after a commercial the stream goes black and I have to close it and reopen the stream to reactivate it • another issue is that sometimes after having a stream on with my phone on its side in the full window mode for an hour or more (approximation) the stream will have trouble returning to the upright mode with the chat box visible. The phone acts like it is stuck in long window mode and when I attempt to minimize or clear the cache by double tapping the home key, it takes several seconds to respond and sometimes double tapping home key will not respond at all so I have to minimize the stream and then double tap to refresh twitch. • finally, I don't know why twitch decided to take away the horizontal chat feature. I prefer typing using the full keyboard spread across the screen instead of the tiny vertical chat box. Why would you take it away? Doesn't make sense. The keyboard was transparent so you could still see the steam just fine. Please bring this feature back. ... Thanks for hosting such a wonderful video game streaming concept, please keep up the incredible work and continue to give gaming fans a rich and rewarding experience. Cheers
I love this app so much! I use it almost every night! I see that a lot of people are having trouble with the screen freezing and turning black, I found that if you click the gear on the screen of the stream and select source as the way you watch the stream it helps! I have one issue with this app lately and that would be when I watch a stream for a while the app crashes and turns off my whole device. The first time it happened it really scared me because the screen turned blue and looked like It was melting in a way. This has been happening a lot more often now and I'm not sure what to do about that? It's a shame because I can't watch the streamers I follow unless I go through safari, and in that case I would have to stop watching the stream to be able to write a comment which isn't good since I have to be active for one stream because I'm a MOD. I hope in the next update this issue is resolved!! Other than that this app is fabulous!
Overall Good, but…
It is a great app when it comes to livestreaming, but it has a few glitches and things in need of improvement. When i stream a video, it runs great but about 30-60 min in the stream, it starts to skip the video and i can only hear the audio, then catches up for a second and does it again. I tried exiting the app and going back in, exiting and stopping it in multitasking, and even restarting my phone, but none of these solved it. Also, it gets stuck in full screen mode sometimes. Something that could be added would be the option to have chat show in horizontal mode, and the ability to subscribe via in-app purchase. All in all though, its a great app!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jun 06, 2014
- Version: 3.0.4
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
- © 2014 Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.