Twitch is now available on Nintendo Switch

Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-11-12 07:56 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii

Twitch is now available on Nintendo Switch as a free app and features all the functions you would expect from a Twitch app. It displays stream and category recommendations on the home screen, and users can browse the game title list or search for specific channels. In addition to games, categories such as IRL and Music are also available.

If you sign in to your Twitch account, your followed channels will show up at the top of the home screen if they are currently streaming. To sign in, you will need to activate your account via your mobile device or PC. You also need a mobile device to use the chat feature. Currently, the Nintendo Switch version of the app does not seem to support a layout that allows you to watch a stream and chat at the same time.

[UPDATE 2021/11/12 14:26 JST]
We forgot to mention, but you can’t stream via the Nintendo Switch version of the app.

Nintendo Switch does support other online video platforms such as YouTube and niconico, although the live broadcast feature for the latter app is no longer available. Twitch is their competitor in terms of the video game category, and now the app is finally available to download through the Nintendo eShop.