Twitch is coming to your desktop with a new beta app on March 16
Game streaming site Twitch is set to invade your desktop with a new beta app launching on March 16. The app of course offers quick access to Twitch streams as one of its highlights, but it does have some other surprising features in tow, line voice and video messaging. That's because, as TechCrunch reports, the app is essentially a re-skin of the Curse app, which Twitch acquired in 2016.
Coming March 16th, the Twitch Desktop App Beta!
Create a Twitch server, connect with friends, & manage your addons! #TwitchTownHall pic.twitter.com/ihABHCyvXZComing March 16th, the Twitch Desktop App Beta!
Create a Twitch server, connect with friends, & manage your addons! #TwitchTownHall pic.twitter.com/ihABHCyvXZ— Twitch (@Twitch) March 10, 2017March 10, 2017
Essentially, Twitch is hoping that its desktop app will serve as a home for the different communities on its service. Community servers will let you let you and other members chat and watch your stream with custom voice and text rooms. You can also make voice and video calls through the app, making it an easy way to keep in touch with teammates while you play.
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In a big nod to its Curse legacy, the Twitch app will also let users find, manage and install add-ons for games. Twitch is even adding a cloud storage aspect to this to help you keep your settings consistent no matter where you're playing.
If you're a heavy Twitch user, you'll be able to grab the Twitch desktop app beta starting March 16.
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Clean install, update, sync, clean uninstall.
I think i keep using a UWP like Suto Stream to get notifications.