Yesterday I was walking to my local grocer and a 40-year-old woman turned to me and said, “I wish there was a Twitch remote so that I could watch all my favorite Let’s Players, Speedrunners, Marathoners and emergent interactive chat bots from the comfort of my bed or couch.” This happens nearly every day.
So here it is! Search streams, browse channels/games, pause/play, volume control and more, all at your fingertips.
So what is Twitch? Twitch.tv is one of the best (and definitely biggest) livestreaming sites out there. Primarily focused on gaming, Twitch.tv is an offshoot of streaming pioneer Justin.tv and home to 45 million viewers watching over 600,000 broadcasters. If you go there right now, you’ll see a few channels with tens of thousands of viewers. It’s always like that. People love games.
Although it’s old news, one of our favorite streams is Twitch Plays Pokemon. What started as thousands of users controlling a single instance of Pokemon via chat commands has now evolved into a monster multigame interactive betting/adventure experience. It’s pretty crazy. It doesn’t stop there: randomized M.U.G.E.N. automated battledome/play casino Saltybet, 13-year-old fantasy MMORPG RuneScape streamers and fancy brand new turn-based virtual trading card game megahit Hearthstone. That’s a whole lotta words that just barely make sense.
What is Apptui? Apptui is the app we made that lets you control your computer (and everything on it) with your tablet or smartphone. We also build custom remotes like our Twitch remote that automatically switch based on the site/application you’re using. You can get Apptui for free here.