TwitchTV Launches iPad and Android Apps; Expands Mobile Market Presence for Live Video Game Streaming Movement

SAN FRANCISCO--()--TwitchTV, the world’s leading live video game broadcasting network, today announced its free iOS and Android 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 and iPad.

“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-featured 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), Day[9]TV, IGN Pro League (IPL), Major League Gaming (MLG), and North American Star League (NASL).

About TwitchTV

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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Contacts

TwitchTV
Matthew DiPietro, 415-722-3136
Vice President of Marketing for TwitchTV
matt@twitch.tv
or
Access Communications for TwitchTV
Danielle Wolfe, 415-844-6238
dwolfe@accesspr.com

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Contacts

TwitchTV
Matthew DiPietro, 415-722-3136
Vice President of Marketing for TwitchTV
matt@twitch.tv
or
Access Communications for TwitchTV
Danielle Wolfe, 415-844-6238
dwolfe@accesspr.com