Today Twitch announced that they will be launching their own desktop application called the Twitch Desktop App, it will be a rebranded version of the Curse application that Twitch acquired last year.
Twitch has said that they have “enhanced” the app with the inclusion of community servers, voice messaging, video messaging, and game content distribution, but with the main goal of providing Twitch users with a place to connect with other followers, even when the streamer is offline, as well as watch live video from that streamer.
The app will be launched on March 16th, 2017, bringing a range of new social features to the Twitch service and allowing you to connect with Twitch users from around the globe.
Along with the features that we previously mentioned, Twitch has built old Curse features like screen sharing and built them on top of the Twitch service, allowing you to interact with your Twitch friends, send Whispers, share your activity.
After launch, the app will also allow you to download game purchases from Twitch when the new sales feature goes live this spring, but before all of that, you will be able to download a beta version of the app later this month from app.twitch.tv.
We will update you as we hear more about the app.