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Sony partners with Twitch to broadcast from Xperia devices

Sony has partnered with video streaming service Twitch to broadcast games live from its Xperia smartphones and tablets.
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July 8, 2015
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Gaming is a key part of Sony’s broader strategy and the company has been gradually integrating gaming features with its Xperia line-up of smartphones and tablets. The latest development sees Sony partner up with Twitch, a popular video streaming platform focused on gaming.

Sony has developed an app that brings in-device broadcasting to your Android device, allowing you to stream your Android games directly to your Twitch audience. With over 35 million Twitch mobile app installs alone, there are plenty of people watching out there.

However, the app will only be available for Sony’s latest handsets, the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4v and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Unfortunately, we don’t know if Sony will be brining the service to other handsets in the future.

“By partnering with an innovator like Sony Mobile … we are able to ensure our community has more avenues to embrace their passion.” – Brooke Van Dusen, Director of Business Development, Twitch

This isn’t actually the first time that Sony has teamed up with a big video partner for live streaming. The same application already works with a Youtube account. Essentially, the app uploads your Xperia screen in real time to either Youtube or Twitch.

In a previous effort to win over gamers, Sony introduced WiFi network streaming to its Xperia flagship line-up, which it calls Remote Play. This allows Playstation 4 owners to stream and play their console games on their Sony Android device over their home WiFi network.

The Live Screen Streaming app is available to download from the Google Play Store for free. If you’re keen to see what Twitch is all about, be sure to check out the official Android Authority channel, hosted by our very own Joe Hindy.