Amazon has just launched a Twitch-like platform for Android users, called GameOn. Twitch is a leading video game streaming platform where gamers and other internet personalities can build up a fan base to watch and support them online, real-time during games. The platform was acquired by Amazon in 2014, and since then, the two brands have combined to offer more content and satisfaction to users.
In April 2020, Twitch Watch Parties was introduced, which allows gamers and their audience to watch Amazon Prime movies together live. The Twitch Watch Parties came at an auspicious time, as the world was still grappling with a perfect response for the Coronavirus pandemic, and total lockdowns were in force in most countries. Of course, movie theatres and all social engagements took a hit. The introduction of the party feature thus assuaged the feelings of moviegoers globally.
Amazon has now introduced a new platform, seemingly unrelated to Twitch, called GameOn, Amazon GameOn allows Android gamers to share their gaming moments with the GameOn community in the form of short video clips. For now, there is no live streaming of games, unlike Twitch.
The GameOn app is available on Google Play store, for Android users, and Amazon App store, for Amazon tablet users. The app allows the user to record gameplay videos in a similar manner to the screen recorder that is present in android phones. Simultaneously, the user can also record his reactions to the game being played, using the phone’s front camera, and this process is called “Facecam”. The duration of record clips is between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. The app is also capable of simple video editing, and lets users share their recordings with its community.
For interested gamers, weekly challenges pop up in the GameOn app, and hundreds of free mobile games on the Android operating system are well interfaced with it.
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