Apps: What’s new in Twitch for Android 3.0
Twitch, the game streaming site recently bought by Youtube, finally released their long awaited overhaul of their Android experience, and it’s pretty impressive. I spent a chunk of last night testing it out and comparing it to my previous fave Twitch client Gameplay Alert.
I flipped back and forth between Twitch and Gameplay Alert while watching the same stream on both. The Twitch app’s video quality is superior/smoother and is the closest thing to watching via desktop/laptop. Twitch’s new UI gives it some of the things I liked about Gameplay Alert, and the only thing I can think of wanting still is GA’s ability to ‘track’ specific games. GA also has better options for showing a stream’s chat, but I imagine that will come to the native app eventually. Everything else is there for the new Twitch app: seeing streams you’re following, find popular games or users, changing the video quality of streams, much better experience on tablets, and others. Overall, it’s a much better app now and will only get better.
If you weren’t a fan of the native app, like I and many others weren’t, than give it another try.