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We’re kicking off a week of awesome product news with the long awaited 2.0 update of the Twitch App for Android. Why is it so hotly anticipated, you ask? Oh, you didn’t? Huh.. Well.. This is awkward. Seeing as how I didn’t really have a back-up plan for this blog I’m just going to go ahead and tell you anyway.
The Twitch App for Android 2.0 brings the full chat experience to your mobile device.
Arriving today for both iOS and Android devices is the latest version of the Twitch mobile viewing app. And while both apps feature their own unique set of updates and fixes, something they do have in common is a newly implemented search feature. Yes, search functionality has returned after a long, hard stint at rehab and it’s here to not only perform its function, but return only relevant, mobile-viewable content from the Twitch website.
Good news, everyone! We’re happy to report that you may now login to your Twitch account and view followed channels with the latest update to the Twitch App for Android. This has been a long time coming as the Android app never allowed for this in the past. It’s all kind of silly in retrospect, so I guess we’ll all just look back on this one day and laugh, yeah? Here are the patch notes:
Last month, we enlisted your help in our Twitch App for Android Beta Program. This was a great success and helped us lay solid groundwork for future development. We’d now like to expand the program so that we can get even more feedback. We’re again opening up the beta program for sign-ups for the next 48 hours or 1500 sign-ups (whichever comes first).
Please click here to sign up for the beta program.
One week ago today, we relaunched the Twitch App for Android, backed by developer support. When we issued this update, we mentioned that we’d also be opening a beta program to give Android users a peek at new builds, and to help us ensure that, moving forward, we’re issuing a quality product. You’ll be pleased to hear that day is today, as we open sign-ups for the Twitch App for Android Beta Program.
The last time our Android app received an update was on April 20, 2012. Since then, it’s languished in a state of development limbo as engineers were pulled away to mission-critical projects, and our iOS app demanded great attention. With the recent launch of the Ouya gaming console, we found yet another incentive to return to Android development, as the platforms are one in the same.
Today, we make good on our promise of renewed Android development with the release of the Twitch app for Android, (v1.0.5). Or as we here in Marketing like to call it, The Twitch App for Android Version 1.0 Part II: Droid Harder.