Livestreaming is now seen as the new wave of the gaming industry, and Bluestacks takes note of this pretty well. The popular Android player for computers has now integrated their service to Twitch, which is a livestreaming site. Gamers can then live-stream their mobile games that are now played within the Android player and it can be done with a single click and a lot fewer hassles.
Bluestacks Makes it a Whole Lot Easier to Stream Mobile Games to Twitch
Bluestacks now makes it possible for people to stream their mobile games, as well as watch mobile game streams, right from the comforts of the Android App Player. For those who don’t know about the program yet, it is a virtualization platform that allows you to play Android games and run Android apps from your PC. This means that it akin to playing a PC version of a mobile game. What’s more is that you can now stream those games directly to Twitch.
At the time of writing, the Bluestacks App Player has already garnered 130-million downloads. Couple that with Twitch’s hundred-million monthly active users and those who are wanting to livestream their games into the popular videogame streaming service is sure to get a ton of viewers. With the recent integration with Twitch, the popular app player introduces a whole lot of possibilities, especially to those who want to stream their mobile games to an Internet audience. Furthermore, live-streamers can do this with a single click.
Rosen Sharma, CEO of the app player, states that “this was a natural combination.” “BlueStacks has mobile equivalents of the most popular games on the Twitch platform — midcore [role-playing] titles especially. It used to be hard to stream a mobile game. It involved multiple devices: a tablet, a webcam, and wires. We’ve cut all of that out. From a PC, it’s easy to stream. It’s why Twitch has become so popular so fast,” the CEO continued.
With the combination of both powers that is the Android App Player and that of the popular live-streaming service, the move has combined two huge user bases. There are already many users of the app player that are playing mobile games such as Castle Clash, Hearthstone, and Vainglory (to name a few). Therefore, mobile developers and publishers will be able to gain a large new distribution channel, as per what Sharma had stated.
Bluestacks says that they still primarily focus on simplicity even though are now providing a broadcasting solution for Android apps. The company that founded the app player was founded back in 2011, and they released their first version of the App Player back in 2012. The company now has 100 employees and they even have partnerships with even investors such as Intel, Qualcomm, and Samsung.