Gamers everywhere have been relying on livestream sites like Twitch to enhance their gaming experience, particularly when it comes to playing on their mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, etc. But what if you wanted to both play and watch a broadcast from the app? While Android device have some multi-tasking features available, it’s still hard to do this. But now Twitch is adding a pop-out feature that would let you do both at the same time.
Even when you’re outside the Twitch app, as long as you enable the pop-out feature, you’ll be able to continue watching the broadcast that has caught your attention, even as you’re doing other tasks on your device. It doesn’t even have to be the game itself that you’re playing. You can text your friends, post on Facebook, scroll through your Instagram timeline and like pictures, all while the Twitch broadcast you’re watching is playing. We are after all living in the age of multi-tasking.
All you have to do to activate this is to click on the pop-out icon on the bottom right corner of the video you’re watching. Take note that if you’re doing this on your smartphone, you’ll only be able to see the icon if you’re on landscape mode. Once the video has already popped out, you can adjust its size by pinching and zooming with your fingers. If you’ve had enough of multi-tasking, you can just tap the icon on the left of the player, and it will bring you back to the app but still continue playing the video where you left off.
The update has already rolled out for Android devices, so just make sure your app is up to date. If you don’t have it yet, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store.