Mixer gains offline improvements on iOS and Android in latest update

Mixer @ E3
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What you need to know

  • Mixplay can now be accessed for channels that are offline.
  • Offline Mixer channels gained a new look that is cleaner and includes a banner.
  • The improvements come in a recent update that is available on both iOS and Android.

Mixer recently received an update on both iOS and Android. The update brings improvements for channels that are offline, including both improved looks for offline channels and the addition of Mixplay access for channels that are offline (via OnMSFT).

The update also brings bug fixes, but otherwise has a short changelog. The complete changelog from the app's listing (opens in new tab) only has three changes:

  • Squashed a lot of sign in bugs
  • Offline channel state is cleaner, sleeker, with a banner.
  • Mixplay can now be accessed while the channel is offline! Great for testing.

Mixer recently garnered significant attention when world-famous streamer Ninja joined the platform. Microsoft continues to show an investment in the streaming platform in both bringing in streamers and improving the app. Microsoft also made it so users can support Mixer streamers when signing up for Xbox GamePass.

As Mixer becomes more popular and has viewers check out the service for the first time, it's more important than ever to have the platform look good. The ability to access Mixplay while a channel is offline and the improvements to the appearance of offline channels will likely improve users' first experience if they go to check out Ninja or another popular streamer while the streamer is offline.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).