One of the best features that has been released, Twitch VODs are now available on mobile devices. The announcement came two hours ago when Twitch posted the update on their blog. For those who have not received the update yet, if you have iOS go to the app store and manually update the application. We have automatic updates turned on and still had to go into the app store and update it. If you have an Android phone, take a look at the notes below.
You’ve been asking for it, we’ve been working on it, and it’s finally here: VODs on mobile! You will now be able to watch highlights and past broadcasts from all Twitch Partners and a growing number of broadcasters whose videos are HLS enabled.
Available VODs are found on a channel’s Activity Feed. There are two ways to get there:
If you’re watching a live channel, tap the Activity Feed icon 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.
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.