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MacRumors
Aug 11, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Video game broadcasting platform Twitch (http://twitch.tv) has released an update (http://blog.twitch.tv/2013/08/ios-update-more-channels-dota-2-item-drops/) for its iOS app, bringing new features such as a redesigned chat interface and a live toggle between mobile-ready and desktop-optimized streams. Also, the update increases the amount of viewable channels on the app to 750 channels total, up from 200 previously, and adds integration with live in-game offers from gaming platform Steam.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/twitchscreenshots.jpg First and foremost, we've greatly increased the number of live channels available on the mobile apps from the top 200 channels, to more than 750 at any given moment. This is an improvement made across all our mobile apps, including Xbox. That number will continue to increase as we improve our HLS capacity on a global level.

Chat has also received a makeover, both on the surface and under the hood. It sports a new, cleaner look, support for emoticons, and is overall more efficient and more stable. Twitch (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/twitchtv) is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id460177396?mt=8)]

Article Link: Twitch for iOS Updated with 750 Live Channels, Redesigned Chat Interface (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/11/twitch-for-ios-updated-with-750-live-channels-redesigned-chat-interface/)



Mactendo
Aug 11, 2013, 02:10 PM
Yet another ad from Macrumors?

procrastinasn
Aug 11, 2013, 02:36 PM
Yet another ad from Macrumors?

Who cares? They need to make money. How does it harm you in any way?

macs4nw
Aug 11, 2013, 03:45 PM
..... It sports a new, cleaner look.....

Article Link: Twitch for iOS Updated with 750 Live Channels, Redesigned Chat Interface (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/11/twitch-for-ios-updated-with-750-live-channels-redesigned-chat-interface/)

Along the lines of iOS7?.....a new trend in software coming?

Mactendo
Aug 11, 2013, 04:05 PM
Who cares? They need to make money. How does it harm you in any way?
As a reader of rumors and news site i don't like ads posing as news items. But why do you care to comment my comment? How does my comment harm you in any way?

Eidorian
Aug 11, 2013, 04:20 PM
I use Twitch...on Android. :o

shurcooL
Aug 11, 2013, 04:41 PM
Reading the title, I had no idea what this was all about.

Then, I was like, "Ohhh, you mean Twitch.tv!" Seriously, my brand association is with twitch.tv, not twitch.

TouchMint.com
Aug 11, 2013, 06:27 PM
Hmm seems cool although I don't really game much.

iRockMan1
Aug 11, 2013, 10:55 PM
Up from 200, which was presumably down from there being no limit. They got a lot of flack for that.

I don't understand why you can't watch everyone on Twitch.tv from the iOS app.

Eidorian
Aug 12, 2013, 01:09 AM
Hmm seems cool although I don't really game much.To be honest if you find a popular stream of a game that you like it can be enjoyable to chat with others that share similar interests. I participate quite heavily in MechWarrior: Online even in its current state. I've found the streaming aspect more interesting and on occasion get to drop in matches that are streamed.

TouchMint.com
Aug 12, 2013, 11:36 AM
To be honest if you find a popular stream of a game that you like it can be enjoyable to chat with others that share similar interests. I participate quite heavily in MechWarrior: Online even in its current state. I've found the streaming aspect more interesting and on occasion get to drop in matches that are streamed.

Yea good point seems like a pretty good service. now I just need to learn to game a bit lol. Also seems like a good place to check out some games.

Eidorian
Aug 13, 2013, 03:36 PM
Yea good point seems like a pretty good service. now I just need to learn to game a bit lol. Also seems like a good place to check out some games.It's surprisingly helpful to watch someone stream a game before making any game purchases. Or in some cases just watch someone load up an emulator and watch them to kill some time.