I know I was bemoaning all the apps we need to download so we can play computer games in an earlier post, but if Twitch/Amazon wants to be successful in the PC video game business, they needed to update their very bare bones app. Thankfully their new desktop app is a like fifty steps in the right direction.
You can watch streams, have video chats, manage and add to your game library, and of course stream your games all from the same Twitch app. Instead of some random launcher for just games, this app does it all. It is still missing a few features, with cloud save syncing being chief among them, but they have assured me they are listening to their consumers, and that they want to make the Twitch Desktop App as feature rich as possible. Apparently they already have save syncing working internally, so it shouldn’t be long until we see it out in the wild. I mean it isn’t like Amazon doesn’t have the server space.
If you are a fan of Twitch, or just want Steam to have an actual competitor to keep it honest, it is nice to see Amazon making their service and the tools for that service better. Now all Twitch needs is for a few major AAA games to launch on its store and we could have an actual competitive digital PC sales marketplace. I am all for that!