Twitch announced today that its mobile application now supports video on demand content, a feature that has been requested by fans of the service for quite some time. While the app was previously limited to live streaming, users can now access “highlights and past broadcasts” from all Twitch partners and what Twitch says is a growing list of broadcasters whose videos are HTTP live streaming (HLS)-enabled.
Twitch says that the newly-available video on demand content can be found in an HLS-enabled channel’s activity feed. To access this, you need to tap the Activity Feed icon located at the top left of the player while watching a stream. Alternatively, the app will take you directly to the Activity Feed of a channel if you tap any offline channel from the Search page or a Following directory.
While the Android app was updated to version 4.0, it looks like the iOS counterpart is getting the same features in a bump to version 3.4. You can of course keep your eyes on the App Store app on your device for the update to roll out, or head over to the App Store web page now to view the app in iTunes.
As for the Android version, Twitch says that they encountered a security concern that required them to re-list the app on the Play Store, rather than simply providing a new version. So for Android users that already have the app, you’ll need to head over to the new app listing and download version 4.0.
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