By Twitch Interactive, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Be a part of the world’s leading live social video platform for gaming. With Twitch for iPhone and iPad, you can watch live streams of the video games and activities you love, and chat with streamers and other viewers, from anywhere, anytime. From League of Legends, to Overwatch, to live art demos, if it’s worth watching, it’s live on Twitch right now.
+ Live and recorded video of top video games, esports events, art, cooking, music, and more
+ Interactive live shows by Xbox, Sony, Riot Games, Blizzard
+ Completely unique programming like Bob Ross marathons and exclusive video game events
+ Full-featured live chat with one of the largest gaming communities in the world
+ Dark mode quality for late-night viewing
+ Simple, intuitive navigation that makes it easy to discover the content you care about most
+ Mobile broadcasting, putting the ability to go live right in your hand at the touch of a button
For feedback and questions, please visit our support center https://help.twitch.tv
What's New in Version 5.3
* The mobile app now matches the behavior of the website. When viewing a hosted stream, you can now join the host’s chat while viewing the hosted stream.
* Tapping a hosted stream in the live tab will take you to the channel and chat of the host. Above chat there is now a bar with a “Join” button which will take you directly to the hosted stream.
While I do enjoy the night mode (I've never switched back ever since), the several updates that has happened since STILL have not fixed the abrupt pauses that occur randomly (for both iPad & iPhone). And now there's an even worse bug where the same short ad (15 seconds, more or less) will get caught in an odd loop when watching playback of a previously recorded stream.
What'll happen is, it will reach the point where an ad will play, the short ad plays out, then it resumes a few seconds before the ad originally started and replay the same ad. It gets stuck in this loop unless you fast forward a couple seconds to after the point that activates the ad.
Previous to all these updates, the streams ran fine & I had no issues. Now it's the annoying, abrupt and random pauses, and endless ad loops. If I may add, a multi-twitch option should be native with the app, especially with the iPad version.
I don't usually write reviews but this one warranted it.
5.0 took away a lot of the convenience of the app and threw in a few extra bugs, like random freezing.
Things that went away were easy to find past streams instead of having to search by game as well as this new feature that switches channels whenever your finger happens to make contact with the screen.
I hope they fix these issues in subsequent follow ups. The way the app is now isn't worth using.
Update: I changed my rating from 2 stars to 1. There is simply no good things to say about the current version of Twitch's app.
They took what was a great app, rolled it in dog crap, lit it on fire, ran over it with a truck, hit it with a sledgehammer, threw it off a high rise, then put lipstick on it and sent it to Apple.
It's worse than bad: It's garbage. A frustrating user experience. Would give 0 stars if possible.
5.3 update: the notes make mention of hosted channels, yet fail to solve the root problem of being able to watch previous videos of channels when they are hosting. It's been months now. How has Twitch not solved this by now?!?!?!
I love twitch but lately it's been a nuisance to watch even just 10 minutes of a stream because of the constant problems. Mostly it's the chat just stopping and only my comments showing up until I close it out and reopen it. The video will also just stop sometimes while the audio continues which is bothersome and that sometimes will be fixed by continuing to watch but usually I will have to exit the app and open it again. My last complaint is that when watching in landscape mode you do not have the option to remove chat which can get in the way and sometimes is unnecessary.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Sep 14, 2017
- Version: 5.3
- Size: 88.7 MB
- Languages: English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
- © 2017 Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.