In-app live streaming of games and user-generated content has been a much-requested feature across several platforms, especially Android and iOS. Now, Mobcrush, a live streaming app and community for gamers, have finally come to the rescue. Mobcrush offers a very innovative approach to the world of live-streaming on mobile platforms, providing a seamless and hassle-free experience, loved by content creators and viewers alike. The app can be used to live stream inputs from the screen, camera, and microphone with a single touch. Mobcrush is available for free on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Mac App Store as it came out of beta on June 21st, 2016. A desktop and web-app version has also been launched alongside.
The main advantage to using Mobcrush over other streaming platforms is that they have created their in-house applications and a robust infrastructure which does not rely on any additional third party software or hardware to broadcast games lives from Android and iOS devices. It makes the app easier to use and more reliable, with just a single touch required to be able to live-stream to all the viewers, as touted by the company. With the mobile apps closely integrated with their service, they can provide a seamless experience across all platforms which is a primary requirement for any video game-focused streaming service.
Founded in 2014, Mobcrush is a venture backed start-up based in Santa Monica, CA, and has been a key innovator in mobile live streaming technology for the past two years. As announced by Mobcrush CEO and Founder, the service successfully concluded the beta phase and has been released to the public. Mobcrush has already been able to build a large user base in their beta phase, with tens of thousands of users joining every month, solely by word of mouth. As reported by the company, during the beta phase, broadcasters live streamed for about an hour daily, while the viewer community spent tens of thousands of hours watching broadcasts, and exchanging a million monthly messages. Many professional gamers, including Matthew "iChase" Chase, have been using the service to host and stream their content, and participating in the chat. The ease of use and simplicity, along with the cross-platform support puts them in a more advantageous position compared to other live streaming platforms.
Mobcrush is officially supported on the Google Nexus 5 and 6, and Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ for Android as of now, although support for more devices is coming in the upcoming months. The broadcasting feature is limited to Android 5.0 Lollipop and above only, due to technical limitations but viewers can use the app from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onwards. Some of the few very popular games live-streamed on Mobcrush are Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Vainglory, Clash Royale and Hearthstone. The Android app is 8.8 MB in size and has already been installed more than 50,000 times with an excellent 4.5 initial rating on the Google Play Store.