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(Pocket-lint) - Amazon-owned Twitch has announced that legit, fully-featured Twitch apps are in the works for Sony's PlayStation platform.

This suite of apps will be different from existing functionality that allows PlayStation 4 gamers to take advantage of their console's share feature in order to record directly to Twitch, a popular game-streaming platform. Twitch has yet to provide PlayStation gamers with a full app that includes all the core features of its desktop website and mobile app. But that's about to change.

Although competing platforms - such as Xbox One, iOS, Android, and even Roku - have long had Twitch apps, Twitch has just confirmed it is finally getting ready to launch a PS4 app. It will arrive this autumn and be a lot like the web-based Twitch.tv. It'll also debut alongside new Twitch apps for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita handheld, and PlayStation TV micro-console.

The PS4 currently has built-in Twitch features, which let you easily stream, but the new Twitch apps will offer fuller features like chat support, the ability to follow channels and games, and a dedicated section for PS4 highlights. Twitch made this announcement via a blog post, while Emmett Shear, Twitch's co-founder, mentioned it during a keynote at Twitch's first TwitchCon.

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He also unveiled some other new features in the works, including something called Whispers 2.0, video playlists, and more. With Whispers 2.0, your "whispers" will live in individual docked windows alongside a list view of all your whisper conversations.

Writing by Elyse Betters. Originally published on 25 September 2015.