Twitch Now Available on Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know

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You may be used to seeing the Nintendo Switch as the gaming console with a vast library of games. However, it has also hosted various entertainment platforms on it for years, like Netflix, YouTube, and more.

Finally, after making fans wait for years on end, Nintendo has decided to add Twitch onto its platform! Anybody that owns a Switch can use Twitch on it by getting it from the Switch eShop.

Twitch is only second to YouTube for being the biggest video game content creation, which has already been available on all the major gaming platforms like the Xbox Series X and the PS5 for a long time now. Twitch allows gamers, sportspeople, musicians, and people from many other walks of life to stream their content for everyone around the world to stream.

The Twitch app comes up to 31 MB in size and allows you to watch streams straight on your Nintendo Switch. The release of Twitch on the Switch has not come without its fair share of drawbacks, however.

The UI of Nintendo Switch’s Twitch app seems to be quite limiting, as you cannot view chat while watching a stream at the same time. You are instead, forced to switch between the two.

Additionally, you cannot broadcast your own content in the Switch version of the app. It is meant strictly for viewing purposes, and Nintendo has not given any word if they plan on changing that anytime soon.

With everything being said, the Switch version of Twitch still runs fairly smoothly, and what it does, it does well.

What did you think of Nintendo Switch’s version of Twitch? Are there any features or hitches that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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