Mixer's redesigned mobile app hits iOS and Android

Since rebranding its Mixer live streaming platform earlier this year, Microsoft has continually invested in building onto the strong feature set of the service. While direct integration into Xbox One and Windows 10 makes Mixer a key component of its gaming ecosystem, apps are being offered across mobile platforms, delivering new tools to both new creators and viewers.

Back in October of this year, Microsoft announced plans to deliver a massive overhaul its pre-existing Mixer mobile apps. Focusing on delivering a faster and more reliable service on the go, the new app was set to deliver an entirely new codebase, reworked interface, and improved functionality. As of today, the revised app is leaving beta, with a public release across iOS and Android devices.

Following the redesign, the Mixer app is promised to be significantly faster, with improvements both under the hood and on a user-interface level. Menus are now split into three main tabs, "Trending," "Following" and "Profile," while search tools have been upgraded, making it easier than ever to filter streams to specific criteria. Tap-and-hold video previews offer a quick way to check streamers too, making for improved mobile discoverability.

Improvements have also been made to Mixer's social features, using an improved profile page that hooks directly into its "Sparks" and leveling systems. Improvements extend to chat, allowing mobile users to utilize the viewer list, whispers, and basic mod tools in a mobile environment. New, reliable push notifications also instantly inform you when specific streamers go live, keeping you connected to the Mixer community when away from the PC.

For a full dive into the new features coming to the Mixer mobile apps, make sure to read the full post on the Mixer blog. Both Android and iOS versions of the app will soon be going live, giving you to chance to get hands-on with these new features yourself. As always, make sure to drop into the comments and share your thoughts below.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.