Twitch Is Making Watch Parties Available On Android And iOS

Twitch Is Making Watch Parties Available On Android And iOS

Mobile-Technology
Image credit: source

Months after launching Watch Parties on desktop, Twitch is now rolling out the feature to mobile devices as well.

In September last year, Twitch announced Watch Parties – a feature that lets communities come together to watch movies or TV shows hosted by a streamer, and simultaneously react, comment, discuss and cheer.

Related | Twitch Makes It Easier To Support Streamers With Local Subscription Pricing

Watch Parties was initially introduced as a feature accessible only on desktop – via Firefox or Chrome browsers – but Twitch promised to make it available on mobile devices. Now, Watch Parties is coming to Android and iOS as well.

On Twitch, over 108k users currently watch and follow Watch Parties, but as the feature becomes available on mobile devices, the number of creators hosting parties and viewers watching them is set to rise.

As Twitch is an Amazon-owned platform, the new feature allows users to watch and discuss anything available on their Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription – with localized subtitles or audio supported by Prime Video in a viewer’s region. Once a party is joined, participants will watch the video together, directly on Twitch.

Channel moderators have special access to the Chat of the virtual watch party, but not to the Prime Video content itself unless they are Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscribers. Channel editors with a subscription to the streamed content will be treated as any other viewer during a Watch Party, with no special privileges.

The feature has also gained popularity on other platforms as it becomes more widely adopted.


You might also like


More from Other Platforms

Instagram Is No Longer A Photo-Sharing App

Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app, according to Adam Mosseri. Instead, the company clearly aims to be the new …



Google Launches New Tool To Help People Find Food Support

Google has launched a locator tool to help people in the US find their nearest food bank, food pantry, or school …



Discord Is Rolling Out Custom Sticker Packs For Boosted Servers

Discord users can now further personalize their conversations and profiles with custom Stickers uploaded in boosted servers.



Pinterest Bans All Ads With Weight Loss Language And Imagery

Pinterest has announced an update to its ad policies, prohibiting all ads with weight loss language and imagery.



TikTok Increases Maximum Video Length To Three Minutes

TikTok is increasing the maximum length of videos that users can upload on its platform, from 60 seconds to three …



Black-Owned Businesses Can Now Self-Identify On Instagram

Instagram has added a tool that lets Black-owned businesses in the US self-identify and become more discoverable.



Slack Re-Creates Informal Office Chats With Huddles, A New Audio Feature

Slack is introducing “Huddles,” a new audio feature aimed at re-creating informal office conversations on its app.



Snapchat Expands Its Sounds Library Through New Deal With Universal Music Group

Snapchat’s music library just got a huge boost with music from Universal Music Group’s catalog, following a deal with the …



Pinterest Integrates Into Zillow With Smart Home Tips From Verizon

Pinterest is integrating into Zillow to bring smart home tips and City Guides, in collaboration with Verizon Fios.

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2021-07-06 03:40:10

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *