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Twitch adds option for mobile games livestreaming and screen capture

The mobile SDK will enable to have Twitch's livstreaming and screencapture & sharing options in mobile games for Android and iOS

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:39 CST

Twitch made an announcement recently that they've released its mobile software development kit which will allow developers to add livestreaming and screen capture functionality in its mobile games. This will allow mobile gamers to livestream their mobile game online via Twitch and even capture screenshots.


"Our vision is to provide the Twitch community with the ability not only to view, but to broadcast live video game content wherever they are, whether they're on the go or in the living room," VP for marketing Matthew DiPietro said. "We've achieved that with our PC and console integrations, so the trifecta will soon be complete with our deep and concerted foray into mobile broadcasting."

Twitch said that its is already installed in more than 10 million times for Android and iOS. The SDK will allow mobile game developers to build this as an inbuilt functionality.

Twitch mobile SDK will also allow audio capture using internal or external microphones. Users will also have an option to switch between low, medium and high broadcast quality with full setup of chat functionality. As expected the SDK will have the ability to upload and share mobile gameplay videos on Twitch. These functions were already made available for PC, and twitch plans to do the same for Xbox One in March.

No date for mobile SDK is out yet, but Twitch said that additional information will be coming soon.


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