We learned back in August 2013 that a third party Twitch app would be coming to BlackBerry 10. The developer has been working hard since then and has now reached the stage where beta testers are wanted to put the app through its paces. If you don't know what Twitch is all about, it is a service aimed at the gaming community. It allows gamers to broadcast their gameplay to the world. As a Twitch user you can then interact with other users watching your gameplay or you can just watch others.
At the time we announced the app was in the works it didn't have a name yet but it seems like Blink has been chosen as the name. And as I've said it is ready for beta testing. So, if you're a Twitch user and would love to try out the app you can download the .BAR file below. It does require you to sideload the app. If you're new to sideloading you can head over to our post on how to sideload apps onto your BlackBerry 10 device.
Blink v0.4 features
- Browse and search games and channels
- View stream in portrait or landscape mode
- Select video quality
- Login to your account
- View online streams of who you are following
- Search people, subscribe and unsubscribe
One thing to note is that the beta is for BlackBerry OS 10.3 only. As the app is in beta, be sure to give your feedback and suggestions to the developer via the forums. The developer is particularly looking for feedback from owners of the recently launched BlackBerry Passport but feedback from anyone is most welcome. So, head over to the CrackBerry Forums to share your thoughts.