Steam Broadcasting STMBRDCST
Steam Broadcasting STMBRDCST
December 2, 2014
alexgophermix Aug 18, 2017 @ 3:25pm
Created a free Android app to watch steam broadcasts
Watching broadcasts in the mobile app or in mobile web is... not good so we made our own app.

Download link

- Watch featured community broadcast or sign watch your friends broadcasts
- Follow broadcasters you're interested so you can watch them later
- Browse streams by game
- Follow users by their Vanity Name
- Read and participate in Steam broadcast chat
- Share streams with others

It's still in pretty early stages so we're trying to get as much feedback as possible. If you have an suggestions or questions feel free to email us at our developer email (visible on play store) or reply to this thread!
Last edited by alexgophermix; Jun 19, 2018 @ 1:20pm
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MARMELAD Aug 29, 2017 @ 11:08am 
ohhh thats how you watch broadcasts
alexgophermix Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:51am 
Lemme know if you have any feedback :)
May Sep 10, 2017 @ 10:58am 
Nice! Have downloaded and will let you know how it goes ...
alexgophermix Sep 12, 2017 @ 3:44pm 
Originally posted by May:
Nice! Have downloaded and will let you know how it goes ...

Awesome :) Feel free to email us if you have any questions or suggestions
alexgophermix Sep 18, 2017 @ 2:35pm 
Added option to search for streams by game name e.g. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds"
alexgophermix Jun 19, 2018 @ 12:38pm 
Fixed a bunch of issues related to seeing online state of followed users. Can now see who's online and how many people are watching. Can also see the last time they were online so you can better manage who you follow


Feedback always appreciated :)
alexgophermix Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:58pm 
Switched video player to ExoPlayer which seems to be more stable and performs better.

Updated app to work with new steamcommunity api changes made yesterday
Ryuu Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:26pm 
Yesterday? Haven't heard anything
alexgophermix Jul 12, 2018 @ 6:16pm 
A bunch of the endpoints I'm using started requiring a sessionId parameter. I couldn't find anything about the change though.
May Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:23am 
Hey great work guys! I forgot all about this app, to be honest when I first downloaded it last year it was not great... It was a great concept but it was incomplete. I just thought I'd take another look at it and WOW! The ability to search and the whole friends/following groups is exactly what was missing! I will be continuing to use this app. It is a shame Steam seem to be limiting how much you can really connect the two; why is that? Anyways keep up the great work! :) :)
Last edited by May; Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:26am
alexgophermix Sep 1, 2018 @ 5:35pm 
Thanks for the feedback :)

It's definitely a struggle and the early versions were really bad. It's still quite limited as you can tell especially when trying to view followers.

They designed their API to be used in a very specific way so simple utilities like checking which non-friends are streaming simply don't exist. Hopefully they expand what their service offers in future so I can improve the app.

If you have any suggestions or notice bugs that need fixing please let me know. Thanks again for giving it another chance!
alexgophermix Sep 6, 2018 @ 11:52am 
1.4.1 patch notes

+ Fixed chat function
+ Handling block reason which was showing before as session expired
+ Fully converted to using ExoPlayer as streaming library throughout the app. Watching friends and followers should be a lot smoother now. Old library had a lot of freezing and framedrop and out of sync issues
+ Follower tab a little more responsive when adding and removing followers
alexgophermix Oct 17, 2018 @ 1:25pm 
1.4.2 patch notes

+ Fixed issue where screen wasn't staying awake while watching stream
+ Fixed issue where if you are the only person watching the stream it would start disconnecting and say "waiting for stream to start" frequently
+ Reduced data usage
+ Updated exoplayer for performance improvements
alexgophermix Oct 30, 2018 @ 10:03am 
1.4.3 patch notes

+ Adding friend by vanity name moved from sidebar to plus button in nav
+ Search page automatically opens search bar
+ Improved refreshing flow for friends and following so it looks less clunky
+ Improved FAQ page
+ Bug fixes
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