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NVIDIA SHIELD tablet to be first mobile device for Twitch broadcasting

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Live streaming was welcomed into the gaming community with open arms. It has been embraced by the community in a manner that has left us wanting the service on every platform that we game on. So far, besides PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, users have been graced with the ability to broadcast their gameplay for the world to see. This benefits the developers and console companies tremendously because viewers can decide if they want to pick up a title they may have been on-the-fence about and is a bonus in system-selling.

Today, Twitch has announced that they have added another device that will offer their users their broadcasting services. The NVIDIA SHIELD will be the first mobile device that will do just that.

Matt Wuebbling, General Manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA said, “As mobile and social gaming are on the rise, people want to share their experiences with others in a fun and interactive way." Wuebbling continued, "Twitch is a perfect companion, allowing gamers to share their content from the ultimate tablet for gamers –the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet.”

The tablet will come pre-loaded with with the latest version of the Twitch Android viewing app and will allow any content that is running on its platform to be broadcasted. This will include Android games and games that are running from their PCs. The steps are said to be simple and easy to use with the "5MP camera, microphone, great speakers [front-facing] and chat overlay functionality." Users can also utilize the service with a wireless controller with headset, as well.

“It’s no secret our goal is to be everywhere that gamers are, which includes bringing Twitch broadcasting and viewing to every console,” said Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch. “With this integration into the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, we are not only one step closer to achieving our goal, we are strengthening our relationship with the ever-growing global mobile community.”

Twitch reported some handsome numbers for the month of June for Android devices, sharing, "850 million minutes were watched using the Twitch app on Android devices by 2.6 million unique viewers."

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is reported to offer ten hours of video playback for the battery life specs, as reported by Forbes. It supports a 1900 x 1200 display and 4K “out”, back a 128GB microSD card, and run $299, and promises to be the "ultimate tablet for gamers". The NVIDIA SHIELD is up for pre-order now.

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