Twitch, or Twitch.tv, has served faithfully over the last few years as the internet’s premier service for streaming live coverage of gamers doing what they do best, i.e. playing games, on PC and more recently, your handheld devices too.
Today we’ve heard of a brand new update for the Android based Twitch app which finally does the service justice, including enhanced menus and never before seen features which make using the service a lot easier, and potentially even more fun.
The main feature of the newly updated app is it’s most prominent – an updated modern interface which, according to the Twitch.tv blog, is designed not only for your mobile device, but also to work a lot better on tablets too. The interface includes multiple tiles, similar to those on the windows phone or on your favorite tablet-optimized blog, which showcase content graphically, promoting featured profiles as well as your favourite streamers.
Speaking of profiles, for the first time the app includes detailed profile pages for each and every user, including important informations such as whether the user is online or broadcasting. Personal profiles allow you to follow your favourite channels, plus chat with other fans of that channel, even if it’s not online, a great way to interact with other fans f your favourite streamer.
Swiping left also allows the user to see all their favourite channels, and again, see if they’re online or not. You can now access and view channels even if they’re online thanks to profiles, meaning you can keep up to date with your most frequented broadcasters at all times.
A new people tab also allows you to check on the users you love the most, plus the search function has also been revised, and can be accessed from the people tab. One of the big pushes in this version of the app is the ability to swipe left and right between pages, making it even easier to navigate through the app in a more interactive way.
So there you go, if you’re a big Twitch fan you can find the app on your Android device in the Google play store, check it out here. Also here’s a video of the app in action.
Source: Twitch.com blog