Twitch – What Should You Know?
When it comes to watching gaming videos, Twitch is perhaps the most popular tool. Twitch was originally focused on video games when it started in 2011 although later it expanded to streams of other topics like music, artworks, TV series etc.
Each month, Twitch receives more than 2 million unique streamers and over 17 thousand of them make money through the Twitch Partner program. Twitch was taken over by Amazon in 2014 and is one of the greatest sources of online traffic in North America. This might have surely created an interest in you about watching Twitch. So, here are a few more bits of information.
Where can You Watch Twitch?
If you want to watch streams on Twitch, you can do that on the Twitch website and also through one of the several Twitch apps available for Android and iOS devices, PS 3 & 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Google Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV and the NVIDIA SHIELD for absolutely free and without having to log in.
However, if you create an account, you can have a follow list to which you can add your favorite channels (just like subscribing to a YouTube channel) and take part in the unique chatroom of every stream. For example, LewanticHQ is one of the most popular channels where you can watch latest gaming videos, capture your favorite moments, chat with other fans, watch other popular channels and have fun. In short, this is a Twitch channel worth following.
How can You Find Twitch Streamers to Watch?
Streams are recommended on the front page of Twitch website and apps. You can also find new Twitch channels for watching by going through the Games category.
Several of the highly popular Twitch streamers, like the above-mentioned LewanticHQ are highly active on Instragram and Twitter using both these social networks for finding new streamers to follow. Social media are especially useful for discovering new streamers according to their personality and interests, something which you may find difficult while searching directly on Twitch. Keywords while searching on Instagram and Twitter include Twitch streamer, Twitch stream and streamer.
Is Twitch itself a Social Network?
Over the years, Twitch has started resembling a social network like Facebook since it has slowly introduced a range of new features from basically being a streaming platform.
Twitch allows you to follow and DM (Direct Message) others, take part in the unique chatroom of every stream and connect to others and use the Pulse feature to post your status updates, shares, likes and comments on others’ contributions. So, yes, Twitch has evolved to a social network.
So, when are you joining the Twitch community?