Twitch desktop app enters beta testing and adds navigation changes

2 minute read

Home » News » Twitch desktop app enters beta testing and adds navigation changes

Live streaming video platform Twitch has released a new beta of its desktop app, which now includes some navigation changes that will help you locate the content you wish to find on its website.

The updated app is a rebranded version of the former Curse, which was acquired by Twitch in August 2016 with the goal of providing the ultimate gaming experience to players with the tools and resources they need.

Twitch’s desktop app for Windows will allow you to watch streams, chat with other players, and make free voice or video calls. Twitch said in a blog post announcing the beta testing:

With the Twitch Desktop App, we are adding new ways to build stronger and more meaningful connections between you, your friends, and your community.

You now will be able to create your own Twitch server for your community to hang out in and stay in touch, even when your stream is offline. And because we know that it’s challenging to get all your friends in one place, we’ve made it super easy for you to import and centralize your friends from the game communities you belong to! And now that your friends are all in a central place, you will be able to instantly and easily get in touch with them via whispers as well as new voice and video calls.

Twitch also integrated Curse’s addon/mod community and platform with the app to let you find, install, and manage all your game addons and mods. The app will also allow  you to sync your mod settings across multiple machines for free with Cloud-Sync.

With the in-game overlay, you will also be able to change some settings when you are in a voice or video call while gaming without pressing the alt-tab keys. Twitch will also soon let you purchase games in app. The desktop is now available to download from the Twitch website.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

Discussions

Next up

Printer won’t print all the pages [FIXED BY EXPERTS]

Vladimir Popescu avatar. By: Vladimir Popescu
2 minute read

In case you’ve ever asked yourself the question Why won’t my printer print all pages, you came to the right place. It is extremely annoying […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 KB4505903 is plagued by installation issues

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 cumulative update to Insiders for testing purposes. KB4505903 takes the Windows 10 build number to 18362.263. This time, […]

Continue Reading

Upcoming KB4505903 fixes emoji lag and Start Menu bugs

Vlad Turiceanu By: Vlad Turiceanu
2 minute read

Two of the fixes made in version 20H1 were back-ported by Microsoft to version 1903 (Release Preview, build 18362.263).  The first fix is about an […]

Continue Reading