Microsoft introduces redesigned Mixer app for iOS and Android, now in beta

Today, Microsoft announced "a completely new app" for Mixer on iOS and Android. Along with a full redesign, the company says that it's an entirely new codebase, and it "features significant enhancements around the core user experience, content discoverability, app performance, and personalization".

For one thing, the trending section has been overhauled to make it easier for users to find broadcasts. There is a carousel at the top of the app that cycles through various streams, and then below that, you'll see more top games and trending broadcasts. And then when you pick a game, there will be a hub where you can view all streams from that game.

Microsoft also says that there's improved performance, and that it's "sweated every detail to make sure your experience is smoother." It's meant to be optimized for mobile, with better stability. The firm says that it's now closer to a consistent experience across all devices.

The company also says that there's improved personalization. There's a new Following section, and you can manage your settings through the Profile section.

And of course, there are more features:

  • Top level home carousel shared with Mixer.com with always playing previews

  • Games now on your home page instead of in a filter tab

  • Search with search history

  • Following with LIVE streams ordered first

  • Recommended streams bubbled up to the top

  • Iconography to visually indicate streams with Interactive, Co-streaming and FTL

  • An improved Profile page with links to your channel, your level and your sparks

  • Improved filtering for Trending broadcasts

  • Chat with Viewer list, whispers, and basic mod features

Microsoft also noted some that are coming soon:

  • Reliable push notifications for Android and iOS

  • Further chat parity features with Mixer.com'

  • Co-streaming playback experience improvements

You can sign up for the Mixer beta in the Play Store here. For iOS, there's a limited amount of people that can join, so you'll need to apply to be invited here.

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