Twitch's Desktop App gets a full release today
The Twitch Desktop App is making its way out of beta.
The app—which functions much like competitor Discord—will be released in full today, Aug. 10. Once known as the Curse App, the Twitch Desktop App brought community servers, voice and video messaging, and game content distribution to Twitch. It's a way for streamers to keep in contact with their viewers outside of livestreams, even when they're offline. You know, just like Discord.
A public beta began March 16.
Alongside servers, the Twitch Desktop App also brings a late-night friendly dark mode, an imported friends list, voice and video calls, and CurseForge, a video game modding community with addons for World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Minecraft, and more.
Likewise, it gives access to VODs, clips, live streams, and Twitch chat, just like you would have through browser viewing. Bits and subscriptions work, too. It doesn't matter whether your friends are on the Twitch Desktop App or using the Twitch platform in-browser: Community members are able to chat using both.