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Twitch is Now Available on PS Vita

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After almost a year since it was announced that it would be coming to the PS Vita, the Twitch Vita app has finally made it’s way to the Sony handheld.

The Twitch app will allow users to watch live streams as well as past broadcasts as well as interact with the chat.

Unlike the PS4 version, Vita users will not be able to stream games directly from their handheld, a feature many people will miss. Another weird design omission is as of writing this, the app does not make use of the touchscreen.

You can download right now on the Playstation Store.


Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie

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30 comments
  1. passthegrenadeplease
    passthegrenadeplease
    July 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Cool beans, now I can watch Twitch while I’m taking a deuce.

  2. benzene
    benzene
    July 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Actually pretty neat. Very glad the Vita still gets attention, I still miss the old Youtube app.

  3. Smug
    Smug
    July 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    What a joke

  4. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    July 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Yay?

  5. passthegrenadeplease
    passthegrenadeplease
    July 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    “I still miss the old Youtube app”

    I miss it as well, I used it regularly and I was disappointed they removed that feature. The internet browser for youtube works but the app was more convenient and intuitive.

  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    July 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Alright, I guess. I wouldn’t have expected this to come to Vita, cool for those who want it though.

  7. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    July 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Any word on this working with PSTV? It would be nice to watch Twitch on my TV.

  8. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    July 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    It’s something.

  9. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Now my vita’s screen can finally display a video game on it.

  10. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    July 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Broken GPU? There’s hundreds of games that are playable on the Vita. Looking at my Vita right now I got Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Senran Kagura SV, Valkyrie Drive, SFxTK, Valhalla Knights 3, Persona 4 Golden, Senran Kagura EV, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, Gundam Breaker 3, Neptunia Re:Birth2, and that’s not even counting the Playstation classics and PSP games.

  11. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    July 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I see they’ve also released a Twitch app for PS3, that’s cool. Twitch has been broken on the PS3 for ages.

  12. RPG
    RPG
    July 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Now I can not play games, and instead watch other people play games on my gaming device on the go! Huzzah!
    Whenever I use Twitch, I just have it on in the background usually while I am doing something else (like actually playing games myself). It is nice that there is an additional option for the service, I suppose.

  13. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    July 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Should work just fine on PSTV.

  14. 日塔 奈美
    日塔 奈美
    July 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Tasty bait huh?

  15. alterku
    alterku
    July 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I’m weirdly excited to use my PSTV for this purpose.

  16. Smug
    Smug
    July 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    He’s right that there is a big amount of titles tho it’s mostly imports if you dont want to deal with any of the localizations. I would say VNs too but those arent games.

    I disagree with him however with using a Vita for PSP/PSOne titles tho, not until it’s CFW’ed

  17. 日塔 奈美
    日塔 奈美
    July 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Oh I don’t disagree, my own Vita library is pretty big and 90% imports lol.

    Just sayin’ he fell for the bait pretty hard.

  18. Smug
    Smug
    July 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Oh yeah the halfchan-tier bait

    Cant say I blame people for not picking it up unless you read moonrunes and have disposable income

  19. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    That’s cool, but I’d preferred the option to stream. It would’ve been the easiest way to capture video from the Vita.

  20. blarghonk25
    blarghonk25
    July 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I think the omission of the touchscreen is so you can use it on the PS TV

  21. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    July 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    >No touchscreen
    >No streaming
    Then there’s no reason for me to support it.

  22. tccboss
    tccboss
    July 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Surprised it actually released on vita

  23. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    July 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    HUNDREDS!

  24. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    July 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    oh man I remember the day it got outdated and stopped working completely….

    dont think iv used my vita on youtube since to be honest.

  25. Joe
    Joe
    July 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I couldn’t care less about Twitch but it’s nice to see Sony add an app to Vita with an update instead of just take stuff away.

  26. Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    July 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I knew it wouldn’t stream, but that was all I cared about. I can see Twitch on anything else. Oh well.

  27. レン
    レン
    July 6, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    u own a vita for western “games”? (most of them don’t even deserve to be called games excluding some very few indies)
    c’mon dude embrace your inner weebness

  28. asxciie
    asxciie
    July 7, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Why would you expect streaming?

  29. DDD-kun
    DDD-kun
    July 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Tech should be readily-present in the Vita iirc, and Twitch is a service primarily for streaming and viewing as an alternative to Youtube.

  30. /|/|ichael
    /|/|ichael
    July 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I don’t see the chat function.