|[April 12, 2012]
TwitchTV Launches iPad and Android Apps; Expands Mobile Market Presence for Live Video Game Streaming Movement
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the world's leading live video game broadcasting network, today
announced its free iOS and Android (News - Alert) applications, which were developed to
meet growing consumer demand for on-the-go access to live gaming
broadcasts. The iOS application is a single, universal app for both
iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad.
(Photo: Business Wire)
"We've heard the TwitchTV community loud and clear," said Emmett Shear,
CEO of TwitchTV. "The single most requested feature by our community
since we launched has been the ability to watch and chat from phones and
tablets. TwitchTV fans watch eSports matches, sneak peeks at upcoming
titles, game marathons for charity, and much more. Those fans have let
us know they want access to that content all the time. Our goal is to be
everywhere our audience is, so we've taken a big step forward by
enabling TwitchTV for all iOS and Android devices."
The iOS application's key features include the ability to view all of
TwitchTV's streaming content in high definition in full landscape mode.
For ease of use, it boasts extremely robust search functionality, such
as the ability to browse by game or featured offerings. It also allows
users to follow their favorite channels directly from the video stream,
as well as the ability to view a list of live broadcasts from the
channels they follow. In addition, users can chat with their friends on
the video stream via a fully-featred in-app chat.
The applications are now available for free download at:
The average session-time on TwitchTV is 47 minutes, illustrating the
passion and commitment of gamers on both sides of the camera, while
validating the importance of creating a seamless streaming experience
across a myriad of devices. Since launching in June, 2011, TwitchTV is
attracting more than 16 million unique visitors a month, with
month-over-month growth averaging 11 percent and a partnership program
with more than 1,500 members, including industry leaders like Electronic
Sports League (ESL), DayTV,
Pro League (IPL), Major
League Gaming (MLG), and North
American Star League (NASL).
TwitchTV is the world's leading video game broadcasting network where
more than 16 million gamers gather every month to watch and interact
around the games they love. TwitchTV's propriety video delivery platform
and infrastructure form the backbone of a distribution network for
leading video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments,
leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. TwitchTV is leading
a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive
entertainment media experience. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
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