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Twitch adds support for mobile game live stream broadcasting

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Live streaming support for mobile games will be coming soon to Twitch with the release of a mobile software development kit, the company confirms in an announcement. There’s already a Twitch app – with more than 10 million installs on Android and iOS devices – but the new SDK will equip developers with the ability to support streaming broadcasts in their games.

The SDK brings support for mobile development in line with what Twitch integration on PCs and consoles looks like. In addition to streaming and capture support for games themselves, developers will also be able to add audio/video capture via a device’s front-facing camera (for picture-in-picture video commentary), video uploading and archiving, a switch for adjusting broadcast quality, and the full suite of chat options.

“Our vision is to provide the Twitch community with the ability not only to view, but to broadcast live video game content wherever they are, whether they’re on the go or in the living room,” Twitch VP of Marketing Matthew DiPietro said in a prepared statement. “We’ve achieved that with our PC and console integrations, so the trifecta will soon be complete with our deep and concerted foray into mobile broadcasting.”

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