Mobcrush announced the official launch of its live-streaming application on mobile. The app allows users to watch live streams and broadcast gameplay from mobile games.
With the Mobcrush app, users can browse new and popular live streams, as well as view content from featured broadcasters and games. Users can also search for their favorite games to view any available streams.
As a social platform, users can chat with others while watching live streams. Gamers can also follow others within the app, and they will see broadcasts from users they follow in a separate “following” feed of content. Finally, gamers can visit other users’ profiles to view their past broadcasts, as well as the users they follow.
While Android users can use the Mobcrush app to instantly broadcast gameplay, iOS users must download a separate Mobcrush broadcast app on their Macs or PCs in order to stream content. After they’ve downloaded the broadcast app, users can connect their iOS devices to their computers to broadcast gameplay.
Once iOS 10 launches this fall, Mobcrush will support Apple’s in-app live-streaming capabilities for games, which will allow iOS gamers to broadcast gameplay from ReplayKit Live-enabled games to Mobcrush from their devices.
In a statement, Royce Disini, co-founder and CEO of Mobcrush, commented:
We started Mobcrush to solve our own challenges around broadcasting mobile games and quickly found that there was incredible interest in an authentic, purpose-built app for mobile gamers to both create and connect. Today, we’re excited to launch Mobcrush on five platforms globally, and we can’t wait to see what players, developers and creators will contribute to our community.
During the platform’s beta period, Mobcrush said its users “typically spent upward of ten thousand hours per day watching broadcasts.” In addition, Mobcrush said broadcasters typically live-streamed for at least one hour per day on the platform.