Monday, November 29th, 2021

You can now watch Twitch on Nintendo Switch

You can now install Twitch on your Nintendo Switch.Streaming app is now available for download Nintendo Switch eShop..

I checked Twitch on my switch (I never get tired of that rhyme), and it works pretty well, considering everything. This app can only be used to view streams on Twitch, not directly from the switch itself.

The home menu is familiar to anyone accustomed to navigating Twitch recommendations and subscriptions, but it doesn’t seem like you can type into a streamer chat directly from the switch. Instead, you need to scan the QR code. This will open the streamer chat as a mobile web page. This seems to be easier to manage than using the Switch’s digital keyboard.

Credit: Twitch

Twitch has joined the lineup of other streaming apps that eventually appeared on Switch, including Hulu, YouTube, and Funimation. By the way, there is also Pokemon TV, but still Netflix.

Don’t forget to check out IGN’s Nintendo Black Friday deals guide to stay on top of the best bargains for Nintendo holiday games. Don’t expect to get a new Switch N64 controller until next year.

Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer of IGN.