Twitch’s app gets a major redesign with live streaming

Twitch announced today several new changes coming to the livestreaming platform's mobile app, to include user-demanded features like the ability to livestream directly from the app and a new interface.

While the update won't let streamers broadcast games from their phone just yet (sorry, any on-the-go Hearthstone players) but it will allow live broadcasts from your device's camera.

Twitch on mobile will also receive a major overhaul to its UI to function more like its big brother desktop counterpart, to include newly added navigation bar, a Dark Mode for easier-on-the-eyes nighttime viewing, Instant Playlists, and a Pulse feed for content recommendations.

The app update is just one of many initiatives led by the Amazon-owned streaming service to boost its audience. Other changes of late include opening its own game store, offering free in-game goodies to Twitch Prime subscribers, and encouraging content beyond gaming — such as cooking programs or even woodworking streams.

Twitch's new app rolls out starting today for iOS and Android devices, but isn't expected to be available to everyone until "early July." In the meantime, consult our guide to using Twitch so you can get a headstart on your streaming career.

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