Twitch launches their Twitch desktop app with many Discord-like features

Will Twitch eventually rival Discord?

Twitch launches their Twitch desktop app with many Discord-like features

Twitch launches their Twitch desktop app with many Discord-like features

 
Twitch has released their new desktop app, which now comes with community servers that offer both text-chat and voice chat communications options, providing a similar service to what is already available on Discord.  
 
This app will provide users with features that are not available in your web browser, allowing fans of particular streamers or members of certain online communities to communicate and socialise even when the host streamer is offline. Twitch also promises fast loading times than Twitch on your Internet browser, allowing Twitch users to easily watch live content, VODs and other clips.  
 
Servers are the main feature of this new Twitch app, which allows users to friend other users and allows communities to interact and thrive even if a Streamer goes offline. 



When a stream goes offline, so does its community… sadness. But with Twitch Desktop App’s servers, communities have a place to call home 24/7 with text and voice rooms.

 

The Twitch also features the ability to host voice and video calls between its users, which again is a popular feature used by Discord and other popular communication tools like Skype. 

 

 

You can learn more about the Twitch App on the company's dedicated blog post


You can join the discussion on the Twitch desktop app on the OC3D Forums

 

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11-08-2017, 10:03:02

Wraith
Video calling and live streaming is becoming a feature for Discord real soon Quote

11-08-2017, 11:14:48

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Video calling and live streaming is becoming a feature for Discord real soon
Basically just gonna be a better and probably more secure SkypeQuote

11-08-2017, 11:54:10

Wraith
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Basically just gonna be a better and probably more secure Skype
Secure in this day and age means little I feel, with our Discord channel you can only access it if I or one of the moderators invites you it's our little internet fortress of solitude and I'll always keep it that way. We also ensure that everyone gets along and if they want their own group areas then I'm fine with that too.

The problem I see with Twitch is that you can join any channel you like and then if you want bonuses you have to subscribe usually for something like $5 a month. I'll be sticking with Discord as it matures and eventually open it up to more and more people, I'm really looking forward to their upcoming streaming features as we play quite a few varied games we're not just one trick twitch ponies.Quote
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