8Stream, a Twitch.tv client app, is today's AdDuplex HERO App

Twitch.tv is a popular streaming service that caters to a wide range of gaming aficionados. 8Stream is an attractive Windows Phone app that is an unofficial client for Twitch.tv and today's AdDuplex HERO App.

Just in case you are just tuning into Windows Central, throughout the month we will be highlighting AdDuplex HERO Apps. The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month.

Windows Central role in this partnership is to spotlight these HERO apps throughout the month and today we shine the light on 8Stream from Infinite Loop. The unofficial Twitch.tv client is a free universal app, available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores.

8Stream for Windows Phone

Twitch.tv is a social video network for gamers and home to some of the most skilled gamers around. The videos cover gaming strategy, competitions or just general discussion on a host of gaming subjects.

Some of the key features of 8Stream include:

  • Support to log into your Twitch.tv account
  • Watch streams in any available qualities
  • Pin favorite channels to your Start Screen
  • Search games, channels and streams
  • Follow and unfollow channels

The Windows Phone app is laid out in simple, panoramic fashion. The pages include games channels, features streams and a catch-all page where you can log into your Twitch.tv account, access the app's settings, view the About Page. You can also opt out of the ad-support ($1.99 in-app purchase).

Settings for 8Stream cover theme options, notifications choices, default playback settings and enabling the chat feature.

8Stream for Windows

The Windows version has a similar, side-scrolling layout with navigational tiles to access your games listings, search tool and settings.

Gaming streams cover a wide gambit of gaming titles such as Call of Duty, Destiny, StarCraft and Metal Gear. We have even been known to haunt the Twitch.tv network.

In using 8Stream for just a short time, the Windows Phone app comes across as a handy means of tapping into the gaming streams of Twitch.tv. The Windows version of the app is equally as capable but has the advantage of being displayed on a larger screen. If you give 8Stream a try, let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.

QR: 8Stream

AdDuplex HERO Promotion

AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.

The HERO Apps promotion partners AdDuplex with Windows Central, myAppFree, AppDeals and PluralSight to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month that include:

  • Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
  • One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
  • A featured campaign with myAppFree
  • A featured campaign with AppDeals
  • A review here on Windows Central

If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.

Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.