Most live video game viewers know that Twitch provides the best streaming service both on PC and mobile. But what if you can’t catch your favorite Twitch Partner or broadcaster while at work? Twitch has just added Video On Demand (or VOD) support for all Twitch Partners and HLS enabled videos. Even Android and iOS Twitch apps will receive Video On Demand. Now you can catch those highlights and past broadcasts during your lunch break. Both apps have updated today, but the Android version needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled, due to a security fix. This fix might be Twitch’s response to those hacked accounts that occurred a while back.
A note for our Android users
With this release, we’ve made some changes to our Android app to address a possible security vulnerability. The change requires you to download and install a completely new app rather than update the old one. We know this isn’t ideal, and we’ll do our best to make it a one-time deal.
To get our new v4.0 app, visit g.co.play/twitchapp. After you’ve installed the new app, make sure you delete the old one (v3.2.3) from your device, as we will no longer support it starting May 20th, 2015. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
To use our new v.4.0 app, you will also need to be on Android 4.1+. For users who are on lower versions of Android, please do not delete the app. Note: v3.2.3 will not contain VODs.
To view your favorite Twitch Partner or broadcaster’s VODs, you can view them on their Activity Feed. There are two ways that you can get there:
- If you’re watching a live channel, tap the Activity Feed icon that is located on the player. For iOS this is on the top left of the player, and for Android it’s on the bottom left.
- If you’re on the Search page or Following directory, tapping any offline channel will also take you directly to the Activity Feed.
You can also keep up with our Twitch page and check out our profile. We do live streaming as well come join us.