Twitch announces broadcasting capability for iOS and Android apps


Game-focused streaming service Twitch today announced the Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit, a new program that will enable live broadcasting, capturing, and archiving of mobile games. Twitch already offers an SDK for console and PC developers. Currently, the free Twitch mobile app for iOS and Android, hich has now reached 10 million installs, only allows you to view game streams, not broadcast them.

Twitch is already at the forefront of broadcasting PC and console game footage onto the Internet, so it’s only a matter of time before it makes a move to dominate the mobile market too, right? Well, it’s not going to be too much longer, because it’s already in the works. Today, Twitch unveiled it plans for Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit which will allow mobile developers to add support for livestreams, archives, and screen captures for their games. Aside from capturing game footage, the Twitch Mobile SDK will also allow for the front camera to capture video and audio of you playing your game, so viewers can get your live reactions while failing. That can’t possibly go wrong, can it?


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