If you’ve ever wanted to stream your casual mobile gaming to the rest of the world, now you can. Mobcrush, the Twitch for mobile, opened its beta testing for iOS and OS X on Monday, with the Windows app to be released in the next few weeks and an Android app by the end of summer.
Live streaming games is a huge industry and Twitch dominates the market, according to a study by SuperData Research. Twitch took 43 percent of the $3.8 billion video game content market in 2014, with YouTube playing catch up.
Mobcrush is essentially betting that mobile-game streaming will be as big as it is for desktops. Imagine watching someone play "Fallout Shelter," Clash of Clans," "Minecraft" or "Candy Crush" for hours on end. With a huge mobile gaming audience it’s entirely possible this will be as big as Mobcrush hopes.
International Business Times had a look through the iOS and OS X apps; while it’s pretty and simple to use there is definitely a lack of content and live streams at the moment. That will hopefully change now that Mobcrush is out of private beta.
The app is available through the Mobcrush website and according to a release the company had 2 million minutes of watched content in June. Compare this to Twitch’s 43 million unique visitors per month in 2013, which has definitely grown since then, Mobcrush certainly still has some way to go.