Finally! Twitch Launches Public Beta Test Of New App For Apple TV2019-09-10 11:26:31
An official Twitch app for Apple TV is on the way. Popular live game streaming service Twitch has launched a public beta of its upcoming Apple TV app through TestFlight. The Twitch app for Apple TV offers the same features found on the iOS and Mac apps, this includes live streaming, chat support, and more.
The main homepage of the Twitch app allows you to scroll through popular games and popular channels. You can also navigate to the Browse TAB to get a closer look at popular games and how many viewers each title has. Once you pick a game, you can see live channels, popular recorded videos, and popular clips, including live Thursday Night NFL Games, so this news isn't necessarily just for videogame fans.
Here's the full description fo the app from Twitch:
Watch your favorite games being played LIVE in the new Twitch app for Apple TV Beta version.
LIVE video Previews – check out live streams and recorded videos while you browse
- On-Screen Chat –connect with players and fans around the world while you watch
- In order to install the Twitch for tvOS beta on your device, make sure you Apple's TestFlight app installed on both your iPhone and Apple TV and use this link to find the Twitch app.
Installing a Beta tvOS App from a Public Link Invitation
Install TestFlight on an iOS device and Apple TV where you can sign in to the same App Store account.
Tap the public link on your iOS device.
Tap Accept for the app you want to test.
Open TestFlight on Apple TV. You must be signed in to the same App Store account you used on your iOS device.
Install the app you want to test.
Next, launch TestFlight on Apple TV, install the beta app there, and you should be good to go.
"We don't want to be too prescriptive so explore the app, watch streams, and try out different features," Twitch says on its site. "If you find a bug, the app crashes on you, or you encounter other issues send us your feedback."
There's no word on when Twitch will be ready for official release on the tvOS App Store, but presumably the more users that get involved in the beta, the sooner any bugs will be ironed out and it'll be ready for launch. Twitch is also available on Windows PCs, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, NVIDIA Shield, and Chromecast.