Streaming to Twitch has been built into PlayStation 4 since the platform launched in 2013, but one thing has always been missing: The ability to tune in and watch any stream on Twitch, including non-PlayStation streams. Today, during its TwitchCon keynote, Twitch revealed that this will finally be changing.
Twitch is launching its new PS4 app alongside versions for the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita handheld, and the PlayStation TV micro-console this fall, and you’ll be able to enjoy the full features of the desktop website or mobile app.
The launch of a PlayStation 4 app that mimics the web-based Twitch.tv is long overdue considering competing platforms like the Xbox One, iOS, Android, and even Roku all have Twitch apps. It won’t change much for broadcasters, as the PS4 launched with Twitch functionality built in allowing players to stream with the touch of a button. But if you’re someone who likes to enjoy Twitch streams of all kinds on the big screen instead of your computer monitor, the Twitch app might be your best bet.