– The new redesigned app comes with the new interface.
– The Mixer team says has been rebuilt from the ground up to be faster and more consistent across different devices.
Mixer (formerly Beam) is a Seattle-based live streaming video platform owned by Microsoft. The service officially launched on January 5, 2016. Microsoft has recently released a beta for a redesigned or revamped version of its Mixer streaming app for iOS and Android. The Mixer team says has been rebuilt from the ground up to be faster and more consistent across different devices.
The new redesigned app comes with the new interface, this totally makes it easier to do things like select stream video quality, toggle chat and audio, and share streams outside of the app, Mixer now supports push notifications to let you know when your favorite channels are streaming. There are also improvements to allow viewers to join in on streams with interactive components, too.
Some other features includes a reworked Trending section, a featured streams carousel and better filters, among others. Technically the Mixer team has completely pulled apart Mixer’s existing underlying framework to rebuild it on a brand new code base, which means updates and bug fixes should come faster than ever.
The new version also comes with a host of other features like push notifications, tap-and-hold video previews and enhanced stream page and player settings. The refresh may not bring it entirely up to speed with its main rival, Twitch, which has a new focus on the lucrative pro-streaming market, but it does help position it as a serious contender in the field, and certainly provides greater flexibility for new features in the near future. The new Mixer app will be made available on Android now, and later on iOS in the future.