Streaming to Twitch has been built into PlayStation 4 since the platform launched in 2013, but one thing has always been missing: The ability to tune in and watch any stream on Twitch, including non-PlayStation streams. Today, during its TwitchCon keynote, Twitch revealed that this will finally be changing.
A new Twitch viewing app will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita this fall, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear announced. People on those devices will be able to watch any stream on the service, including non-PlayStation streams, with full chat support.
Previously, desperate PlayStation 4 owners have been able to watch Twitch streams via the console's browser, but this will be the first time the system has a dedicated Twitch viewing app.
This was the first in a series of announcements about upgrades to Twitch's service, including improved whispers, a full switch from Flash to HTML5 and a new playlist system that will rotate through archived videos when channels are offline. The company also revealed that it will soon begin allowing users to upload pre-edited video to their Twitch channels for the first time ever.