Twitch, the online game streaming service that is already ranking fourth in Internet traffic, is expanding even further by coming to your phone and I don't mean viewing. Twitch announced today that it's releasing a dev. kit to allow mobile developers to allow players to broadcast their gameplay directly.
“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,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing at Twitch. “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.”
The mobile kit features tools that are already avaible to PC and consoles, so here's what coming to mobile streamers in the future:
● The ability to capture and broadcast gameplay video and audio
● Video capture from the front-facing camera
● Audio capture using an internal or external microphone
● Videos can be archived for immediate viewing on Twitch and uploaded for sharing
● Broadcast quality can be toggled between High, Medium, and Low settings
● Robust chat options including emoticons badges and chat colors
● The easy discovery of related broadcasts from other gamers
That means soon mobile games will be including built-in streaming from anywhere. Frankly I don't know how to fit more Twitch viewing into my life.