Twitch Dev Tracker

21 Oct


Best guess is that the low latency video player doesn’t use AVPlayerItem. This is a piece of code iOS provides apps to play video so each app doesn’t have to reinvent video playback from the ground up. It’s quite useful if you’re an app developer who wants to add video. However, it comes expectations around video formats. I imagine low latency mode doesn’t have enough of a buffer to send to AVPlayerItem to make it work and has to do something custom in the app to play video.

That said, it’s been three years since I’ve had to do iOS development so I could be off on the details here.

29 Jul


It's for one month only.

14 Mar

25 Feb


Originally posted by Smileyvampire

Speedy reply apparently, but still no fix as far as I can tell. I hope you're on it because it gets really unnerving to always tap on my tablet so it doesnt get screen burn-in. Anyone else still got the issues?

It should be fixed on 10.2, have you updated to it?

24 Feb


Originally posted by gdtrfbliss


The fix is on 10.2. It's at 50% rollout yet so you may need to wait a bit for Google to enable it for you.


Originally posted by gdtrfbliss

This is still happening. It is very annoying and interferes with the activities I participate in on Twitch. It happens every couple minutes or more.

What's your app version?

23 Feb


Originally posted by Oceana123

Glad you guys were able to fix this!

Another question: are there any plans on allowing us to use our Twitch Prime via the Twitch app? Thanks!

Unfortunately that's restricted due to store policies.


Originally posted by KidFrank13

What day this week is the scheduled release of this fix?

It's been submitted to Google Play today.

08 Feb


Originally posted by bullshque

Still getting this issue

The fix is scheduled to be released by the last week of February

05 Feb


Originally posted by Odojas

I was beginning to pull my hair out over this bug. Glad you are all aware. Sounds like it might get fixed by the the end of feb?

Yes, the fix will be in 10.2, released at the end of Feb.

04 Feb


Originally posted by bmaruco

ok, thank you! It is really really annoying lol

Yes, I use an Android device myself and I can relate.


Originally posted by bmaruco

Do you know when the next release will be?

End of Feb. We have reproduced on Android (not on iOS) but given how random it is, the cause is unclear.

01 Feb


Originally posted by vicioushermit

Sell it too him if hes that big. If he aint got the doe to pay up f**k em.

I recommend against this as selling user accounts is against the community guidelines and could result in a ban. I recommend blocking and reporting them since at this point it’s borderline attempting to intimidate and scam you out of your username. You won’t get sued for a username. That’s not how the world works. Whoever is messaging you is grossly misinformed.

24 Jan


Originally posted by Oceana123

No problem at all! Glad you guys were able to fix this! Quite annoying for us mobile viewers haha

Just to clarify, the team is looking into the issue but the fix is not ready and tested yet, so I'll take another release at least.


Originally posted by Oceana123

Any news yet? :(

Sorry. I meant to update this on Monday. We submitted the app on Friday but the fix didn't make it on time. I'll check on Monday and confirm if it can make it for the next one.

Apologies for the slow fix, there was a significant backlog of items for the first release of the year.

13 Jan


Originally posted by CrappyMSPaintPics

On the same topic, in mobile the 'hype train' and polls cause the chat to take up half of the screen and can't be disabled in any way. Can you add the option to collapse or exit it?

Someone made a thread about it a month ago and got no response.

Sorry, just saw this. I've created a ticket for it, but given this needs Product alignment it might take a few weeks.


Originally posted by Dee_Kay_Dee

Bump - Any news on the fix? It's super annoying and we're half way through Jan now

We haven't done any releases in Jan yet. The first is scheduled to be submitted next week. I'll reply here if the fix made it.

20 Dec


Originally posted by Junper

Hey, don't know if you can pass this out too, but the Twitch app uses a lot of battery while using Chromecast. In the battery stats it shows that is actually Google Services, but this happens only with Twitch. Other apps with Chromecast doesn't do this. Also, if you force stop the Twitch app, it stops the battery drain.

Thanks, I'll pass it along too.

19 Dec


Thanks for the report. We have reproduced the issue and hopefully we'll have a fix for it in January.

17 Nov


Originally posted by forgetfullsins

thanks for the speedy reply, curious on why twitch dosnt push this more often instead of ads. may i recommend a popup of some sort that detects adblockers and suggests turbo? i would consider that a much less annoying way to push people to a less annoying for everyone way of making more money, than forcing ads and not obviously showing an alternative besides subbing to every single person you watch.

ive been watching twitch for years and never heard of turbo.

I can't really answer as I honestly don't know, I'm sorry.