Twitch broadcasts are now able to stream directly to BlueStacks, and you will also be able to stream from BlueStacks through Twitch. The two companies are working together to make it easier for gamers to broadcast what they are playing, and make it easier for people to watch those broadcasts.
Both Twitch and BlueStacks have enabled new APIs that the teams made use of to allow for all of this integration to be utilized with just a single click. BlueStacks Product Manager Shashi Kant Sharma told us:
"Up until now it's been extremely tricky to stream an Android game to Twitch. We've worked to consolidate everything onto one device - your PC. It just happens to be the most popular device to stream games from anyway. It's a seamless match."
It's great to see the companies working together to enhance the experience for everyone in a simple way. Full details about the new capabilities can be found below.
BlueStacks Integrates Twitch to Bring Mobile Game Streaming and
First-ever one-click streaming of mobile games from PC; Company celebrates with 1st Annual Content to 130 Million Users via BlueStacks TV
BlueStacks Hearthstone Invitational broadcast on Twitch
Palo Alto, CA April 7, 2016 Mobile company BlueStacks has announced the ability to both stream and consume mobile gameplay inside its popular App Player. BlueStacks' 130 million users of mobile games on PC saw BlueStacks TV go live today. The company is the largest yet to integrate Twitch's recently launched APIs. Twitch currently boasts 1.7 million broadcasters worldwide, mostly playing C titles.
"This was a natural combination," said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma. "BlueStacks has mobile equivalents of the most popular games on the Twitch platform, midcore RPG titles especially. It used to be hard to stream a mobile game. It involved multiple devices: a tablet, a webcam and wires. We've cut all of that out. From a PC it's easy to stream. It's why Twitch has become so popular so fast. BlueStacks users are already playing mobile games like Hearthstone, Castle Clash, Vainglory and others we just built a bridge between our platforms. This combines the power of two huge user bases."
Mobile developers and publishers also gain a large new distribution channel. "We've always known our mobile games look and sound awesome on PC, but streaming them from a phone is complicated," said IGG SVP, Mark Zhang, developer of the popular Castle Clash title. "We've been approached to put an SDK in our games, but that's bandwidth we don't have. We'd rather focus on our games. The fact that millions of people can stream Castle Clash to Twitch without us doing anything is massive."
The simplicity of BlueStacks' new broadcasting function is also a boon to streamers. "The simpler streaming becomes and the more games that are easy to stream, the better for the whole ecosystem," said top Hearthstone streamer Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh. "If I'm going to stream mobile games I don't want to change my PC setup. This lets people keep everything the same."
To commemorate the launch of BlueStacks TV, the company is hosting a 16player tournament of top Hearthstone competitors using the mobile version of the game to stream live to Twitch.
The tournament is singleelimination and the winner will receive $3000, sponsored by Game.tv and Glory4Gamers. The tournament begins on Twitch at 915AM Eastern Daylight Time April 7 on the BlueStacksInc channel (https://Twitch.tv/BlueStacksInc) and is sponsored byGlory4Gamers.