Twitch is a great platform to watch broadcasters playing games, regardless of the platform they are playing it on, and having gamers watching them do that or the latest eSports event. However, one major feature that has always been missing from the mobile application has been the ability to properly support your favorite streamer with a subscription.
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There are only a few applications for mobile devices in that ‘instant streaming’ category of things. One of those is Periscope, where you start up the application on your phone or tablet and using your devices and the Periscope app, stream whatever you are doing in real life to people who feel like tuning in to watch. This can be anything from event coverage and interviews at shows like E3, down to watching someone eat french fries.
Kamcord, the company that live streams mobile gaming, has announced an update to their streaming services today. Up until now, the previous setup with Kamcord (and other apps for that matter) for streaming required special hookups and a desktop machine. Now, anyone with an Android device is able to stream their gameplay at any time, something that YouTube Gaming recently added to their application as well.
The live game streaming and eSports industries are still pretty new, even with how popular and big they already are. Mobile is just starting to get into the action and is expected to surpass console and PC streaming when it finally comes into full being. With TwitchCon only a few more days away, companies are already starting to announce their new products and one of those new goodies is a company called Stage TEN.
It looks like the live streaming platforms wars may be starting to heat up. Right now there is Twitch, the newly launched YouTube Gaming, MobCrush (currently in beta for iOS, coming to Android soon), and now there is Mirrativ from DeNA (beta on Android, coming soon to iOS). Mirrativ is now considered in open beta although there are certainly times that streaming is allowed right now. When it fully launched though, you will be able to stream whenever you want.
Gameloft is holding another live stream and this time it is at E3 2014. A lot of companies are doing this now and, of course, E3 being the biggest video game conference there would be plenty of live streams. However Gameloft is streaming some Modern Combat 5: Blackout (with its price just being confirmed as $6.99 at launch) goodness with a little Rival Knights mixed into the stream and possibly some other goodies as well.
For those of you who are not really interested in the plethora of tweets and Facebook updates that will be happening in the very near future with a multitude of sites live blogging Google’s Day 1 Keynote at 9:30am PST, there are a couple of places where you can just watch the stream live yourself.
TwitchTV launched an application for Android in beta status a few weeks ago and since then we have had plenty of time to muck around with this new application. For those of you who are not familiar with TwitchTV, it is another service offered by Justin.TV but is completely gaming related.