Twitch Enables Mobile Game Broadcasting

Twitch has released a new software development kit that allows mobile game developers build streaming directly into their apps.

Twitch’s iOS and Android software kit was released on Wednesday March 5th, giving users the option to broadcast videos of themselves via their mobiles front camera and audio from internal/external microphones.

Twitch has also announced that its mobile app, which allows viewers to watch and chat about broadcasts, has been downloaded on iOS and Android more than 10 million times.

“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,” Twitch marketing VP Matthew DiPietro said in a statement. “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 streaming support will be added to Xbox One in March, with twenty percent of streams already coming from the PlayStation 4 systems in the New Year.