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The unofficial app Unstream streams in as today's AdDuplex HERO App

Unstream is an unofficial app that is available for both Windows PC and Phones. Unstream allows you to watch live streams and videos from the comfort of your Windows device and comes in as today's AdDuplex HERO App.

The HERO App program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network. The program has changed slightly from last year and partners AdDuplex with AppDeals, TechRewards{.nofollow} and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers. Today we shine a little light on Unstream from Travis Liew.


Unstream is a free, ad-supported app that is available for both Windows PC and Phones. The unofficial app allows you to watch live streams and videos on demand. The app itself is laid out in simple fashion taking advantage of the Windows 10 menu to provide your navigational options such as visiting featured channels, top games, top channels, top videos and access the search tool.

You do not need a account to use Unstream and view content, but you won't have the ability to leave comments, follow/unfollow channels and other membership features without one. Thankfully, a Twitch account is a free registration, so you might as well.


Settings, also accessible from the menu, cover the app's general appearance, streaming quality, notifications settings and chat options.

In taking Unstream out for a test drive, it comes across as a nice Windows app for fans. Videos loaded and played without issue. I did not experience any lag times or glitches with the Windows Phone or Windows PC version. Even the many videos from our Paul Acevedo came in loud and clear.

Unstream Windows Phone

Unstream may not have across-the-board appeal, but if you are a fan, it is worth checking out.

Download Unstream for Windows PC and Phone (opens in new tab)

QR: Unstream

AdDuplex HERO Promotion

AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex's HERO Apps program is 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, AppDeals and Microsoft TechRewards{.nofollow} to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month. These benefits are spread across four packages and include:

  • 100% exchange ratio on AdDuplex for 1 month
  • $50-500 credits to run ad campaigns on AdDuplex
  • @AdDuplex tweet about your app]
  • Professional ad design (banner and/or interstitial)
  • TechReward Points
  • App quality review by the Windows Store
  • Free feature campaign on AppDeals
  • Review of your app on Windows Central

The rules to join the HERO Apps program remain the same. Every app that you start to cross-promote on the AdDuplex network will be able to apply for the program and receive one of the four benefit packages. You can find all the fine print and sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website.

Windows Central is proud to be partnering with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. As with our existing partnership with myAppFree Deals, this is yet another excellent opportunity to promote both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile platforms.

Windows Central is already partnering with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be collaborating with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another great opportunity to promote the Windows 10 PC and Mobile platform.

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.

  • Crashed on me twice today.
  • Never had that problem once.
  • Did you get the update from today?
  • If only there was an easy way to download the app without having to go to the store and do a search...
  • Won't let me download it, keeps making the store crash.
  • It happens when the app is being updated/has recently been updated Dunno if it's a general issue or specific to this app, but it happened to me recently (with this same app), just wait for few hours and try again. If you spend any meaningful amount of time on Twitch this app is a must have, video decoding is super optimized (like 2% cpu usage compared to 50% on any browser, regardless of html5 or flash player) The only issue (and potential deal breaker for some) is that you can't watch more than one stream at a time.
  • Thanks for the reply but this has been happening since last year.
  • Same here, I use it on my win10pc but on phone the store keeps crashing. And this happened with previous win10m builds as with previous store version. I tried soft & hard resets but nothing changed. I contacted the dev and he emailed me Microsoft answer saying that is a user side problem and not app related. But till today I haven't find a solution :(
  • Lovely third-party developers, lovely third-party apps! This app works so much better than the official Android app, I can assure you that.
  • up
  • I've used this app for a while and I have had no problems with it. One of the best twitch apps for WP.
  • Why can't windows central give the download link. Windows central doesn't work with edge on windows mobile!!!!!!!!!!!! So going to the site just to get the download link is a *****. Also something is very wrong with store when trying to search for apps like this.
  • What are you talking about? The download link is right there in the bottom of the article...
  • It can't be selected on windows 10 mobile
  • Are you kidding right? Because if it is so, what kind of win10mobile is mine? A Special Link Selection edition?
  • When Microsoft announces WP 10 official update by air?today 16-2-16. Only remaining half month as they said .. Coming February
  • I am using Lumia 1520 8.1 . I didn't update yet through windows insider bcz this is my daily using phone. Can your suggest me what I will do..wait for official update WP 10 or go to windows insider?
  • Update to windows 10. I use it on my daily driver and it is very smooth.
  • It's good enough now on the latest build ,I use it as my daily driver
  • I just watch twitch through Microsoft edge.
  • Is it better than 8stream? I haven't tried it yet.
  • I discovered this app while trying to steam Genesis 3. Now I'm not going to uninstall it.
  • I used to use this app exclusively, but the chat isn't working for me at all anymore. I had to switch to 8stream.