Details about the new Mixer App Beta for Android and iOS from Jerome Holman, Senior Program Manager on Mixer Mobile Apps below:


When we brought FTL beta to our Mixer mobile app last month, we said it was the first of many exciting things in store for Mixer mobile fans this year. Now, we’re thrilled to share the next step for Mixer on mobile – a completely new app for Android and iOS!As we listened to the community feedback, it was clear that we needed a new foundation to deliver more timely improvements to our fans. The new app helps us accomplish this with an entirely different codebase, built with agility and rapid development in mind. Our beta update today features significant enhancements around the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance, and personalization — but it’s just the beginning. Look for a faster cadence of updated builds, and we hope to hear from the community directly on what’s important.Let’s dive in deeper below.

*Easier to find broadcasts that interest you: We’ve completely redesigned the trending section to focus on finding cool broadcasts. Now you’ll see a familiar carousel at the top of the app that cycles through the featured broadcasts on Mixer. Right below, you’ll see top games and trending streams on Mixer. When you tap into a specific game, like Minecraft, you’ll see a beautiful game hub with all the current broadcasts of that game. We’ve also significantly improved the filtering tool, allowing you to specify game broadcasts with Interactive, Co-Streams, or Faster Than Light (FTL) Technology.

*Improved performance: Everything in the app is now faster and more reliable than ever before. From FTL playback to simply navigating throughout the app, we’ve sweated every detail to make sure your experience is smoother. Reconstructed from the ground up, the app’s new code base provides better stability and has been optimized for mobile functionality. With these improvements, we’re one step closer to a more consistent Mixer experience across all platforms.

*Personalization: The new Mixer app has a completely refreshed user interface. With it, we’ve added a Following section so you can see what’s happening with the broadcasters you care about, as well as recommended streamers to check out. In the Profile section, you can manage your Mixer settings and see your channel’s information (followers, VODs, broadcasts).

*A fresh coat of paint for the features you love: We took our time to ensure that we didn’t lose a feature you love while we rebuilt your Mixer app. Almost all of the top features that are available in the previous Mixer app are now ready for you to test with a refreshed experience in this beta. We couldn’t fit every feature into this initial beta, but we hope to finish the features rapidly with your bug submissions and feedback in the coming weeks. Here is a list of everything you’ll find in the release today and some features that will be coming soon:

  • Top level home carousel shared with Mixer.com with always playing previews
  • Games now on your home page instead of in a filter tab
  • Search with search history
  • Following with LIVE streams ordered first
  • Recommended streams bubbled up to the top
  • Iconography to visually indicate streams with Interactive, Co-streaming and FTL
  • An improved Profile page with links to your channel, your level and your sparks
  • Improved filtering for Trending broadcasts
  • Chat with Viewer list, whispers, and basic mod features

And coming soon:

  • Reliable push notifications for Android and iOS
  • Further chat parity features with Mixer.com
  • Co-streaming playback experience improvements

How to get the new Mixer beta app.

We’re committed to building an awesome mobile experience for our fans. Have any feedback or suggestions you think we need to hear? Share through the Feedback Site or via @WatchMixer on Twitter – and most of all – keep the comments coming!

Visit the official Mixer website here

Hey Mixer fans! We’d like to officially introduce you to the Mixer Create app—now out of beta and available for iOS and Android. We’ve heard your feedback that you want to stay connected with your community on-the-go, and Mixer Create makes that easier than ever with mobile gameplay streaming, vlogging, chat companion, participation in co-streams and the ability to manage your Mixer settings – all right from your mobile device. All the details below:

You can now broadcast playing your favorite mobile games directly from your phone – no extra software or equipment needed. On Android, this will work with any game. On iOS, it works with a selection of top games (those that have chosen to enable “ReplayKit” functionality).

With Co-Streaming, we’ve enabled up to four streamers to combine their streams into a single viewing experience. And now, with Mixer Create, your fellow streamers can invite you to join their Co-Stream – your invitations will pop up in Mixer Create, where you can easily accept or decline.

With this release, you’ll be able to accept Co-Stream invites from within Mixer Create; but in the coming months, you’ll also be able to initiate Co-Stream invites too. Broadcast the way you want, wherever you want. Multiple streams from multiple devices, all in one location; Co-Streaming as it should be!

Heading to PAX? Going on an adventure? Waiting in line for the latest new game? With Mixer Create you can now go live from anywhere and share your experiences with your community in real-time!

Mixer Create makes it easy to interact with viewers on your channel’s chat. When broadcasting, you’ll have full access to the chat just like you would on PC or Xbox One, as well as chat moderation tools just a fingertip away. Like using your phone for chat but want to stream from another device? No problem. Mixer Create also includes Chat Companion, so you can easily chat from your phone while streaming from PC or Xbox One.Along with the ease of mobile access, we know it’s important to be able to update on-the-go. Mixer Create delivers here – you’ll be able to edit your profile and manage your settings from the app, without having to run to a PC.

Get the app now!

Grab your device and download Mixer Create on the Android App Store or the iOS App Store – see you on Mixer!

A special thank you, of course, to our community for providing valuable feedback, and to our beta users who helped test our app. We can’t wait to see what you start streaming via Mixer Create! Drop us a line on Twitter @WatchMixer and let us know what you’re streaming with the new Mixer Create!

Paul Jensen, Studio Manager of Microsoft Casual Games, discusses the global launch of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on iOS and Android.

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Microsoft Solitaire continues to be one of the most-played games of all time on Windows for more than 25 years. What’s more, the version of Solitaire you know and love on Windows 10 and Windows 8 PC and mobile devices, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, has reached more than 119 million unique players in the last four years alone! And now, those on iPhone, iPad and Android devices can play the popular card game for free.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection offers five of the best Solitaire card games – Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid and Tripeaks – all in one app. The game also includes Daily Challenges, where you can play guaranteed solvable challenges every day in all five game modes with multiple levels of difficulty, while earning cool awards.

Plus, with Xbox Live integration, you can sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag or Microsoft account to earn Xbox Live achievements and Gamerscore, compete with friends, and continue playing on any Windows 10, iPhone, iPad, or Android device while on the go since your progress and game data are saved in the cloud. If you’re not an Xbox Live member, signing up for a free membership through the game is easy and totally worth it.

In addition, to celebrate the global launch of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on iOS and Android, players on iPhone, iPad, and Android will receive one free month of Premium Edition ($1.99 value) now through Dec. 31, 2016, which includes no ads, game boosts and double coins for all Daily Challenges.

Download Microsoft Solitaire Collection from the App Store and Google Play today. It’s also available in the Windows Store.

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With over 500 total votes on Xbox Feedback(Post #1, Post #2) we are adding the ability to view, share, and save Xbox One screenshots in the iOS and Android Xbox One SmartGlass apps, similar to the capabilities already available in the Xbox app on Windows 10. You will find screenshots in the Activity Feed, on profile pages, and in the new Capture hub available from the drawer. This feature will be available soon in the Android Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app (build 2.4.1507 or higher) which is accessible by all users; the beta version for iOS is currently limited to users that are already part of the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta via the Apple store (Build 2.108 or higher).