After much demand from its fanbase, Twitch has announced that its popular Video On Demand service will finally be coming to mobile devices. With Twitch VOD, you can watch highlights and past video broadcasts of popular users who have enabled Twitch’s HLS feature. You can access VOD on your mobile device in two different ways:
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.
The announcement also came with a warning for Android users. As the Android version of the Twitch app currently has a security flaw that they are working to correct. This advice is as follows:
“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.
If your device supports Android 4.1+ (check this via your device’s settings), you can get our new v4.0 Android app at 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.
For users who are on earlier versions of Android, please do not delete the v3.2.3 app. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.”
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