TwitchTV will be bringing all the video game streaming goodness to those on-the-go! The broadcasting community will be bringing the full TwitchTV experience that you are used to on PC, to the iPhone with an iOS app.
The app will allow users to browse through the streams and view them in HD, in full landscape mode. The chat feature will also be transferred over to the app. Users will be able to follow their favorite channels directly from the video stream and be able to view a list of live broadcasts from those channels, as well. There will be an easy-to-use search functionality that allows the user to browse by game or go through the apps featured streams.
Here are some more details from today's press release, followed up by some screen shots:
“This has been one of the most frequently requested items since we launched,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “Our community is truly native to the mobile environment. They switch back and forth from Web to mobile and back again, not seeming to recognize boundaries. So it’s very important to bring them a TwitchTV experience that does the same.”
TwitchTV launched in early June 2011 and has since experienced strong growth, surpassing 10 million monthly unique viewers in the month of September. TwitchTV’s strategic partnerships with gaming leagues, teams and tournaments have contributed to its 10 percent month over month growth. In addition to the iPhone application, TwitchTV plans to launch native applications for iPad, as well as Android devices including phones and tablets.
TwitchTV recently had its best week ever driven by new partnerships with premier eSports leagues, teams and tournaments. Between October 10-16, 2011, the site received massive traffic:
- Weekly Unique Viewers: 4,214,057
- Total Hours Watched: 6,737,250
- Total Hours Watched per Unique Viewer: 1.6
- Peak Concurrent Viewers on all Gaming Content: 165,250
- Peak Concurrent Viewers on a Single Stream: 125,862
- Weekly Unique Chatters: 309,220