Twitch’s most highly requested feature, a full HTML 5 video player has officially started in Beta today.
If you are unfamiliar with HTML5 video players, they are a new technology player that comes with some sweet perks:
- Faster loading — we expect streams to start faster, letting you join streams more quickly!
- More consistent video — when your favorite streamers broadcast in 30 or 60 frames per second (fps), many users will see a noticeable improvement in video stability.
- Fewer Interruptions — HTML5 is known for going easy on your CPU. With extended battery life and less overheating, you can keep watching and chatting during those marathon streaming sessions.
Starting today, Twitch’s HTML5 Video Player Beta will open to all Twitch Turbo subscribers in order to collect feedback.
Twitch plans on steadily expanding the beta access to more users toward the end of summer based on the data they gather.
If you are a Twitch Turbo user, there will be an alert on the video player letting you know. You can click on the gear icon on the bottom right and enable HTML5.
Keep in mind this is a beta test and there may be some unresolved bugs that can hamper your viewing experience. By clicking the link below, you can view some details about what you can expect from the early HTML5 version.
via Twitch Blog