Recently, GNOME Twitch has been updated to version 0.2.0, And finally, in this version we already have the CHAT function that users had requested so much. In addition, the user interface has also been slightly improved and some bugs that were found in previous versions have been fixed.
For those of you who don’t know, Twitch is a video streaming platform video game oriented. In it, the gamers they can perform gameplays live, so any user can see in real time and, from this version, talk through a chat while we watch live.
As we explained in the introduction, the feature added in this new update that is most striking is the chat function. From now on, any user will be able to join the streaming session in question. However, for this you will need to register or log in to Twitch from the Preferences tab. Still, if not us logueamos, We will be able to view the chat and all its messages, but we will not be able to participate.
The chat implementation that has taken place, allows us teach Twitch emoticons, In addition to select the color of the text and background which we want through the Dark or Light themes. You can also change the chat width and height, or even hide in case we’re not using it.
According to the developers themselves, there is still a lot of work to be done, And in addition there are a few important features planned for the new updates; in which we find the possibility of recording and taking screenshots of the live shows, as well as using different ones backends for the player (such as MPV and VLC).
We remind you that Twtich is Free Software. So we can see or download its source code from yours official repositories on GitHub. Also, if you want to see what changes are planned for the next updates, you can see it at this link.
Install Twitch on Ubuntu
If you want to install Twitch on Ubuntu, you can do it as usual. Adding the necessary repository (from webupd8), updating it and finally installing the Twitch package. That is, by running the following commands in the terminal:
its add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-Twitch
As a final note it should be added that Twitch does not work on versions higher than Ubuntu 15.10, as it requires GTK 3.16.
We hope you enjoyed the news, and that if you enjoy video games, give Twitch a chance to have a good time watching some gameplay of our favorite games.