What you need to know
- Twitch is getting ready to release its first Apple TV app
- It's already available in beta.
- You can take it for a spin yourself via TestFlight.
Twitch has an official Apple TV app in the works, and you can try it for yourself right now. The popular game streaming app is already available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac but this is the first time it has come to the big screen via the Apple TV.
In its current beta state the app offers all of the same features that we've come to expect from other platforms including live streams and video-on-demand content. Support for Twitch's non-gaming video is also there, so fans of Thursday Night Football will be able to relax in front of their Apple TV the next time the big game is on. At least, they will once the app is released. There's no official timescale for when that's going to happen, but if you can't wait you can try it via TestFlight. That's also where you should head if you want the lowdown on how to install the beta, too.
Now would be a very good time to remind everyone that beta software is beta for a reason. Bugs will happen and weird goings-on are very likely. But if you're good with all that you can sign up for the Twitch TestFlight right now.
In fact, Twitch wants people to try the app out and let them know how they get on. "If you find a bug, the app crashes on you, or you encounter other issues send us your feedback" Twitch says via its website.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.