Twitch: Live Streaming

Photo & Video
4.7 (2.2M)
178.6 MB
Age rating
Current version
Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Last update
2 weeks ago
Version OS
15.4 or later
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User Reviews for Twitch: Live Streaming

4.73 out of 5
2.2M Ratings
1 year ago, amazing pokemon player
Lost streams
I been using this app for a long time and its very good but the thing that I'm frustrated about is the streams disappearing or being deleted now if who I'm following is doing that Im fine with that but is twitch is doing that it makes me frustrated cause some people stream for long hours and sometimes I don't have that time and it will take me a while to finish it but twitch rushes you and you don’t get to enjoy the stream cause if you don't watch it “fast enough” its being deleted which upsets me when ever I just started watching a streaming series or the streamer im following start playing something new that I have interest in but then I miss out and others that I missed out on too cause people don’t have 10 hours in a day to finish it so A. Can you make a option where you can bring back any lost streams and maybe to where you can save it for later or B. bring back the streams and let the viewer finish them then you can delete them again later when their done watching, this would help a lot of people and me who are busy in life. also the multiple search bar functions be brought back cause sometimes twitch will bug and it wont let me search anything then I have to close snd reopen it and the one search bar thing is so slow to use when you wanna search multiple things.
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2 years ago, Danie728
Mobile finally doing well
I love the streamers I watch on twitch. I’m going to watch them regardless of my experience, but the experience can definitely cause frustration when it’s not working. There’s been a lot of headaches (annoyances) over the years on the mobile app and each update that would bring features also seemed to bring some annoying bugs. I say this as someone who will use this app most of my waking hours. Even at work or on a commute I’ll have it running but be listening in only. I’ve realized that the annoyances I’ve been having have significantly improved. I no longer feel like Im missing out by not watching from my PC. Picture on picture mode was a huge improvement. Im not stuck having to stop listening/watching when i need to multitask. Low latency mode brought to mobile no longer makes me feel behind the community in the chat. Ability to do sound only mode is excellent for lower connection areas (perfect while I’m driving!) and even when bugs come with new updates twitch is actually making some quick fixes now. I’m impressed. For years it felt like the app was an afterthought. They’ve turned a new leaf everyone!
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3 years ago, MACDERMATRON
App structure
I think twitch is cool and different than other platforms. I have a couple channels that I follow and browse some others that peak my interest occasionally. There are some issues that I have with it tho. When you open the app, the first thing you see are other channels that are being promoted or match who you are currently following. The channels you follow are at the bottom and you have to scroll all the way down just to get to them. Put the ones I’m following at the top for quick access, please. Also, I understand that the app is for ages 17+ but when you open the app and the channels that are being promoted show up, I’d rather not have a bunch of pages of girls with every part of their anatomy hanging out as the first thing you see. A good 2/3 of the channels are like this. I don’t even follow channels like them; just some gaming channels and a couple where the women actually wear all their clothes and talk about everyday life. Yet they are spread all over my front page in string bikinis in hot tubs. I’d rather not open the app and look like some creep who views those kinds of adult channels when I don’t. It’s like you have to open the app with your phone or tablet covered in case there’s someone else looking by mistake. Maybe I’ll look through the app and see if I can fix things myself or hopefully the app is updated in the future.
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4 years ago, Crazykid0416
Some problems
A bug still exists that has for a long time where when in dark mode, certain movements or actions can cause the app to switch to light mode, which takes a long time and 4 menu pages to flip through to turn it back on which is inconvenient and slightly annoying. Another issue exists that when you are watching a stream in full screen mode and you double tap to open chat, and you click on a chatter’s name, a menu will pop up that allows you to gift them a sub, or look at their info etc. The problem is that when this menu pops up when in fullscreen (phone sideways), there’s no way to close the menu; you can’t click anywhere to get rid of the menu as it takes up the entire screen, and the only way to close it is to flip your device and go back to non-fullscreen, tap anywhere outside of the menu, and it’ll close. Again, this is an issue that has a solution but requires a lot of time spent to undo which can be annoying for users. A simple fix would be to add a close button for this menu, both in fullscreen and non-fullscreen. Similar to the last issue, when you tap on emotes in chat, the only way to close the menu is to click outside the menu which can be difficult/inconvenient. The same solution exists where all that is needed for this problem is to add exit buttons to menus.
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10 months ago, Damnit Kyle
The most recent update is awful.
I tried stalling the update after seeing what was involved, but I could only delay it so long. The most recent update introduced buttons on the side of the screen, and chat on the bottom of the screen when in horizontal viewing. I cannot find a way to toggle this feature off, so it is just stuck there. Twitch probably figured that having these buttons here would increase interactions by making it easier, but instead it’s driving me away from the app. The problem is that video games, the primary media viewed on twitch, already make heavy use of the sides of the screen. The HUD for video games, and any sort of informative overlay in esports use the sides and bottom to convey important information so that they don’t interfere with the main components of the game. And now, Twitch has decided that on mobile, their stuff is more important than the piece of media I am trying to consume. This isn’t an ad that ends after time. This isn’t interactivity that goes after not touching the screen for a bit. These are bits/cheers/messages that sit on the screen the entire time, preventing me from seeing the stuff I want to see. If you’re gonna fundamentally alter how users can interact with your platform, at least give us the option to turn it off. If not, I’m probably gonna stop using the app. What’s the point if I can’t see the the game?
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3 years ago, tooManyNicknamesAreTaken8
Design Problem fixed!
UPDATE: the below problem was fixed! Thank you for making hype train stop taking up all the screen on mobile! Keeping the original review below to show that there was a problem but it was resolved. Obviously still not a perfect app, with problems such as implementation of DMCA rules, but at least the UI designers are trying, thanks :) Please fix this design problem. When I am watching a stream on mobile (iPhone XR) in horizontal mode with chat, if a Hype Train appears, it extends the chat to over half of the screen space. This makes watching the stream harder, as it becomes very small in comparison to the chat. Please don't force the Hype Train to make chat bigger, or give an option to remove seeing it entirely please! When I am watching my favorite streamers sometimes the Hype Train lasts several minutes and I have to decide whether to not see chat or not see the stream well. Other than that, great app/service.
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2 weeks ago, Uff-Da Shuff-da
Dear Twitch,
When I first opened the app with my phone on silent and a stream started playing out loud, I thought I had accidentally tapped on something. I frantically tapped to pause it, and instead it took me right to that person's stream. Overwhelmed, I exited out of the app and the stream followed me PiP still playing something I didn’t want to watch. I’m not even sure how to use this app anymore. It is the most unintuitive app design and UI I’ve ever seen on an impressive level. Without exaggeration, I cannot think of another app I’ve had this reaction to. Not sure where the idea to use short-form (vertical) content style scrolling with long-form content (horizontal) came from. People aren’t streaming in the same overly-engaging style that’s required of quick scrolling discovery. Like, this change was worked on by many people and was signed off on at many levels, and they all thought “ahhh yes, this is the future of streaming!”? Devs, If you’re really sticking to your guns with this change, at least make it so I’m not startled by immediate audio while just trying to see if people I follow are live. I really do hope you are able to make some quality of life adjustments (or even better, make this as a additional explore feature within the old UI if you must) so we can continue to watch our creators, big and small, on your platform.
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1 year ago, Devil U Know
Nice but app’s update timing…
I’m a newcomer over 6 weeks. App has some interesting features for live stream segments with content streamers and chat. But last Thursday after 5pm, I got an update notice during the same time I was trying to get on Sasha Grey’s live stream segment (not a recent one). Held off the update but most of things were affected; her live stream froze and live chat was stuck in limbo. I could not update while on public transit to home. There’s no wifi signal until I got home; I updated the app. I tried getting on an hour left of Sasha’s live segment, I was kept out with a brief message on the lower bottom frame I tried to read, only appeared 2 seconds then disappeared before I could finish reading it. Don’t know why I wasn’t allowed to attend her segment. Either her chat room was full or something else from the update affected the app from letting me attend her live segment(s) I subscribed for 3 months. I’m not that interested in viewing recent streams since users cannot interact with the streamer(s) nor with others in chat. Now I’m considering on dumping this app since the update affected a number of things and most of the content streamers I’m not familiar with.
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3 years ago, Braedondos
Bugs and excessive ads
There is a recent bug that causes audio from a stream to keep playing even after it is closed, which results in multiple instances of audio playing at once, forcing a restart of the app. Also, why did they remove the button to put the stream picture-in-picture mode so you can watch it outside of the app? For a little while, it would automatically put you in picture-in-picture mode when you would minimize the stream. But now, the picture-in-picture stream doesn't stay open anymore when you close the app. For some reason, you can get the stream playing when you close the app, but only if you swipe up very, very precisely with some arbitrary momentum (I'm on an iphone with no home button) And the ads... man... they are getting ridiculous. Instant 30 second ad after switching streams makes switching to another stream to see another perspective of something happening impossible. And the blocks of 5-7 ads that are all 15-30 seconds long are appearing much more frequently on streams as well. At least get some good ads if you plan on shoving them in everyone's faces. Don't you guys already make enough money from subscribers and turbo?
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12 months ago, ColorfulDarkness
Broken App
I started having issues with the bonus chests a little while ago, when I tried to claim them it didn’t work and a message would pop up saying “Claim failed, please try again later”. So then after that happened I would just delete and redownload the app and then just keep it open, and it would work fine for a while. But now that’s not working, I just can no longer claim the bonus chests at all. I tried deleting and redowloading the app and I tried logging out and logging back in to my account, but neither of those worked, so then out of curiosity I tried using twitch on Safari and used the desktop version, and on there the chests work perfectly fine but it’s very annoying to use it like that. Oh yeah, and I also recently discovered that when you tap on people’s usernames in the chat it doesn’t bring up their profile and it also brings up an error message, so there are probably other things that are broken that I just don’t know about. Please fix it soon! Like I said, it’s been like this for some time but now there is no way for me to temporarily fix the issue, so I would really appreciate for it to just be fully resolved already!
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3 years ago, NanaQ110
Edit: Even viewing the subscribed channel has been dreadful. With audio bug, video bug, random error msgs that force quit stream, after that, loading signs that takes forever. What a performance by the biggest streaming service. I go on twitch mainly to watch live streaming service and connecting with the gaming community. The current layout makes it impossible to enjoy what twitch offers. On full screen, chat taking half of the screen is okay, but the other buttons such as follow, subscribe buttons and streamer descriptions taking the other screen is just too much, especially when i have already subscribed or followed the streamer. When i open the chat the actual gameplay takes less than 20% of the full screen. As twitch updates its mobile applications it makes me not want to use the app. It becomes more and more inconvenient to users. Also please let users decide what they want to do when the ad is playing. I’m watching the stream at 460p trying to save data and this 5min ad comes out in 1060p. No way to change it. Maybe ill try to subscribe when the ad is playing or follow the streamer but it is not available. These buttons and descriptions that are annoying when people are actually watching the stream will be useful when people are watching the ad.
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3 years ago, Aaron Rames
The app has been made unusable after a recent update
While the app has always had problems with stability no matter when you look at it, as of recently it’s been extremely unstable. The slightest wrong move and you’ll freeze the video you’re watching. But not only that, if you close your app and then try to come back to the video and resume progress, your app immediately freezes every time! Another problem exists where if you switch from landscape to portrait, and back again, you’ll cause the dimensions of the video to be out of whack (basically shrinks the picture and puts it in the top left corner and leaves the rest of the space where your video should be blank) and when you try to get the original dimensions of your video back by switching between the two modes, lo and behold, the app freezes! It works as it’s supposed to for pretty much everything else, although i can think of a few minor nitpicks. Like when fast forwarding and rewinding through past broadcasts clears the chat each time instead of the chat simply being synced with the video. As I’m trying to test the app to find these minor issues, my app is now freezing no matter what video or stream i try to watch. It’s truly never been this unstable, but currently, the app is unusable garbage.
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2 years ago, TSM zaiyah
I had it but…
So recently around June 19 I was doing a live stream (just chatting) and a couple minutes later my stream just stopped then I went to start it again and it said log in or sign up I was really confused and I was like at first oh I got logged out let me log back in when I did straight to the appeal page if you don’t know what that is it’s where it sends you to submit a request to get unsuspended/unbanned and then I got an email saying my twitch account was indefinitely suspended this is a bit emotional for me to talk about so I’m not gonna say what for but I promise you it’s not anything bad and when I try to make a new account it doesn’t work it’s a I think it’s a hardware ban if you don’t know what that is it’s when you get banned on one account and they send a signal to your what ever your using and ban you from even making an account. well at least I can watch people on my pc, well anyways (8/10) and that’s my review and I actually have to go back to bed it’s literally 4 in the morning #FreeExtremeisaiah?????????? aka my twitch if you wanna check it out see y’all later peace.
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6 years ago, MoonlitSkyPaintingBlue
A major suggestion
I did not know this app defaults to auto play. Not to say there’s anything wrong with auto playing streams themselves but I was not aware of it and as a result I assumed a stream would end if I let the phone be. Halfway through a late night stream, I fell asleep without worries. However, I woke up and found my phone went from 100% to 13%. The streams stopped it from naturally falling into sleep mode after I unplugged it and set it to low power mode. This night of nonstop video playing no doubt harmed my phone battery’s maximum capacity, meaning it will be quicker to drop to 0% in the future and I did not intend for that. My suggestion is that you please make a pop up for mobile that stops the stream, live or otherwise, and asks the viewer “Are you still there?” after one or two auto plays have already occurred without outside input. If there’s no further response, the phone can fall into sleep mode. If there is someone still watching, they’ll tap ‘Yes’ and keep watching. Anyway, I’ve turned off auto play in settings, so this problem won’t happen for me again. But I still I wouldn’t want any people starting out with this app to make the same mistake I did.
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1 day ago, Nopetoobad
Dislike the new updates
I’ve always been ok with Twitch mobile. For adapting to a small screen it seems fine but moderator view not existing until the last couple of updates has helped, but there’s so many compromises that I rarely open the mod screen because of how much it reduces viewable chat space. If I open the keyboard to chat, it drops down to two lines of viewable space. As a moderator, that’s not cutting it in some of the more fast paced chats. I get it, may not be anything that can be done but honestly I don’t need the same size content screen so I’d like to be able to landscape and have a larger view of chat and a smaller viewable screen so I can see more of chat in moderator view. I also really don’t like the most recent update where if I open the app from scratch it automatically starts playing one of my favorite channels. That was a remarkably unpleasant surprise when I opened the app in a meeting to check on something and the audio started playing on my phone. Now I know to lower the volume before I open the app, but I don’t like having the channel it opens selected for me. I’d rather have a screen that shows my favorites that are live and lets me choose which one I want to open.
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4 years ago, A Consistent Twitch Viewer
New update
I have been a bit frustrated with the new update for the twitch mobile app. I have an iPhone 10, so the corners of my screen are rounded off and when I go to full screen the top and bottom of the video get cut off, along with things being blocked by where the camera is placed. This used to not be a problem because they left a blank space on each side of the screen so that it all fit in frame, but now especially while watching games like Minecraft where the bottom of the video is very important(the players inventory and the chat box) is impossible to see. This can be frustrating to watch and take away from my overall experience as a viewer. Another bug I have encountered is that often when I start to type in chat it will make the stream lag, causing the video and audio to get out of sync. Reloading/refreshing the page always fixes it, but leaves me waiting through an ad. This makes me less inclined to interact in chat, which is one of the best features of twitch. Besides these two bugs I absolutely love this app and the community that Twitch has created!
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7 months ago, Qwicslvr
New update garbage on ios
App was fine prior to last update. Freezes constantly and completely locks up your screen you have to open and close multiple time till app actually closes completely and restart again once it close To get it reopen properly. Ios app as a whole it terrible if you mod anywhere your a glorified chatter with a hammer cant do any real mod functions to create interaction with the community. Not sure if thats twitch's fault or ios being to controlling either way seems as though it shoulda been a simple fix 2 years ago but here mods are still waiting to have mod functions. Fix it for real kicks available and becoming a very viable option to alot of growing content creators. Not a time to suddenly be subpar or we can all buy androids and stream to kick instead 🤷‍♂️but who am i thats just my personal feeling as of late as someone that spends the majority of my days being a lack luster mod in several communities due to you app and device functions not existing. Ive even tried loading pc version from browser which is even worse if you do manage to get a poll or prediction started in a chat from there good luck on the app not freezing long enough to pay it out. FIX IT for real!
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6 years ago, Shane247
Unstable as of late
I used to never have problems with twitch, it was one of the apps I used to always get on and just watch a stream for fun. After a while I left because had life things to handle. But recently I decided it was a good time to get back on twitch. Was I wrong, yes and no. While the audio is fine without video, I’ve had troubles watching a stream and have audio at the same time. While the video plays just fine, it’s the audio that don’t work well on the stream. While I’ve been thinking maybe it could be my end, but when it’s been constant, I just don’t see the point in watching anything. Another thing, you removed the option to switch from 720 to something like 480, how can you test something to make sure it’s not your end if you actually take away a feature that was fine to begin with. I get the times are changing and technology is getting more and more advanced, trust me, I was born in the age of technology’s very beginnings of taking over. Just fix the stability of the app please, is that so much to ask. And please just add back a 480p button just for the users who can’t watch in 720.
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1 year ago, J-117
People should only get banned for one day. hear me out
Honestly, I enjoy the platform a lot however, me and my younger brother share the same account and he is really immature because he has autism so he would end up saying things really inappropriate thinking. It’s funny in some of my favorite streamers chats and end up getting banned and since we share accounts, that means I am also bad too and he has did this to some of my favorite streamers like defective nutt, frost fox, and even dream. And I know you can appeal your ban but I am still banned. I even gave the peel some time, but my band still didn’t get appealed, so hear me out if someone says something inappropriate and that certain streamer bins them, it should be one day then the next time to get banned it’s 2 day then if they get banned one more time it’s permanent I know some people will disagree with me, but it’s a lot better than having to appeal bans I hope twitch sees this, and if you do, I hope this gets added into the app Goodbye. Oh and if there are some misspellings, I do have dyslexia and I’m not the best at writing so yeah
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3 days ago, Number 212
Great app, however, the updates are too consistent.
I love twitch. I love everything about it, getting to watch my favorite streamers, perhaps stream myself, and getting to meet a whole new brand of people. Absolutely wonderful app. However there is one flaw that I don’t like about it. The updates. I get that there may be several bugs that may appear every single day and perhaps twitch is also trying to improvise tweaking the features of streaming and everything, but it feels as though the updates appear way too often. Getting in my way from watching my favorite streamers and gives me a huge headache having to update the app everytime I enter twitch. It feels as though there is one update every single week or something like that. I recommend trying to lower the updates just a tiny slim bit. But other than that, twitch is a fantastic app to watch your favorite people in. Keep it up twitch.
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1 year ago, Elle_Reed
Easy to use, ethically shady
I’ll cut to the chase: Twitch pushes a lot of ads onto the user as soon as they open any stream they’re not subscribed to. It can be anywhere from one five second ad to eight thirty second ads. Furthermore, they’ll intermittently push MORE ads from that range (more often than not landing on two or three thirty second ads) unless the streamer is doing it hourly on their own initiative. The format and the like ability of their streamers is twitch’s saving grace. Unfortunately their current set up makes it almost impossible to willingly discover new people to watch. I’m also not 100% sure on this, but I heard that their creator deals are being lowered to 50% revenue for either side, which is the lowest I’ve heard a social media platform go with their affiliates. Twitch feels like a money grab and any good community it has, has nothing to do with twitch itself but entirely with the streamer it pertains to. Twitch has demonstrated time and time again an utter lack of care for all its streamers, even their poster children and highest earning streamers.
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3 years ago, MistMoonTears
App Needs Work for Mobile Devices
I have the app for both my phone and iPad. I have never Live Streamed from my Phone, but I attempted a few weeks ago to do a Live Stream from my iPad because of technical issues with my computer. There was no real tutorial process of how much of anything worked for someone NEW to the Twitch app (had the same similar issues with the PC app version) and I could not make heads or tails of if I was actually LIVE or not. It just kept giving me a screen that was my cam, but appeared that it was still loading and this went on for a while. I also kept accidentally re-setting my stream details, only because I was trying to figure out what everything did (and that’s frustrating when you’ve told your viewers you are going live, only to have it take forever, it feels like, to get things up and going). The app for mobile devices and non-mobile definitely still needs some work in my book, but thankfully since I’ve been using it for a bit on my PC I have a better handle for it now, but when I first started I did NOT feel it was very New Streamer friendly.
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4 years ago, gqerez
Very solid but still loads of room for improvement
I have been viewing twitch more and more and honestly the best twitch experience on mobile is this app. But there are a few things that if implemented, would greatly enhance the app. There have been a few times where I wanted to link my twitch and prime accounts but there is no option to do so on this mobile app. It would be great to be able to support my favorite creators with out worrying about missing a chunk of their stream. Overall there are a variety of features lacking on the app that really make me feel like I’m missing out while being a primarily mobile user. The only benefit to getting twitch prime on mobile is the crown symbol next to my name in chat. Besides lack of subscription options there is virtually no customization available except my profile picture. I know it’s not easy giving the pc experience on an app but the iOS app should be equal in features to computer. If they do so I believe many of the user base would prefer viewing from mobile.
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5 years ago, NinjaMaster21
It was great until a recent update kinda ruined it for me
One of the things that I like about Twitch is being able to clip moments from my favorite streamers, being able to edit and trimming the clips was always fun to do and letting you see how the clip turned out during and in the end of the trimming process was always satisfying. However after I recently updated the app the clips that I, well clipped, weren’t showing during the trimming process making it hard for me to know what unnecessary fluff I need to take out. So I pretty much gotta leave the clip unedited and hope that I timed it right which isn’t fun for me if I don’t know how it turns out after trimming it. I don’t know if I’m the only one with this problem but if I’m not and others have this problem and they can fix that issue that’ll be great and I might give it a 5 star because I actually like the app. Update: a recent update fixed it, so now I’m happy and will give it 5 stars.
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3 years ago, watermarksucks
User interface is TRASH
The controls are atrocious to use. Can’t fast forward or backward without having to click the screen once where the busy user interface pops up, which serves absolutely no purpose. I already am following the streamer so why is this blocking half my screen as if I didn’t already who this guy I’m following was? Same thing when you pause the video in fullscreen. I pause it because there are things I want to look at but guess what? I can’t because this this thing is obstructing half my screen again. Can’t click it away like you do when it’s not in full screen. Are people who designed this stupid? Also for live, video and clip, only video does NOT have the sort filter out of the three. WHY? You have it on the web version. Why not on the app? The design is all over the place and inconsistent. The only good thing is that it has been stable for me. But everything else is trash. The controls, UI. It’s a mess to navigate through and it’s unnecessarily convoluted. Please fix it or I’m deleting the app. The web version is much easier to use anyway.
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5 years ago, Amazon Visa
Close to perfect
If your into finds my quality content creators especially gaming Twitch is the place to be. The only thing that’s always driven me crazy to the point I almost gave only 4 stars is all the QUALITY broadcasters that are buried in such a saturated market. You must sift through hundreds to find a few hidden gems. “Partner” streams or “Featured” channels have put in the grind and deserve it but some of these other upstarts have no prayer to cut through the noise. With that said the majority of people sitting through directories do not take the time to sift to the streams at the bottom with little to no views. I find that to be the Consoles (XBOX & PS4) fault for making it so ez for any toxic 12 year old with a console can connect and upload toxic trash. So considering at the end of the day it’s not all on Twitch? I went ahead with 5 stars for the app. good for tips, & tricks for any gamer and other IRL streams as Well.
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5 years ago, Jamalprince
Great App..The worst Customer I’ve ever seen
Looking at the app from a developmental standpoint, the app is terrific. Outside of little things like not being able to change your profile picture, everything seems to run smoothly. However after having the app for a while I noticed that my email for some reason wasn’t linked to my profile. I tried to fix it from The Xbox app on the console but no luck. Then since I was already logged in on my phone,I tried it there, still no luck. I then logged out and that’s when I really started to get upset. My password and login info stopped working once I logged out then the reset emails weren’t sending and kept saying my account doesn’t exist. I thought I would email and it would be a 2 day fix...wrong! I’ve sent roughly 10 emails in almost 2 months and nothing from them at all. I received a bot reply saying I hope the problem fixed itself, when prompted to email back if it isn’t. They again just ignored my emails. The brand new game I wanted to stream is now 2 months old and I don’t even want to play it considering now no one wants to watch it. Twitch Customer Service officially ruined playing my games while streaming.
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3 years ago, SuprCoolGuy69
Updated App Design, It’s a no for me dog
I’m on twitch almost every night and it’s not a huge issue but the new update is slightly annoying/ inconvenient. First world problem but when I go onto twitch I like being able to see who of all the creators I follow are online so I can choose which channel to watch at that time. Now it’s just the top 2 view counts that take up my first view and the scrolling is not as streamlined as picking from a more compact list. Experience of the app itself is worse with the new design. Just my opinion tho so it doesn’t really matter. I mean who’s really reading these things anyway. I could prolly talk about anything on here like hey did you watch the new bachelorette last night. Me neither I was too busy scrolling 5 miles down my screen to see the creator I wanted to watch. Anyways, I digress, is that the right place for “digress”? Is digress to a side thought what digest is to food. Very similar sounding. Anyways, digress, have a good night everybody
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4 years ago, JudeMan123
I love this app but...
Let me get this out of the way: almost all the problems with twitch are erased on a computer. Whether on the site or on the app, on a computer everything works perfectly. However, on the phone it lacks a lot of what it needs. You can’t subscribe with twitch prime for some reason, and it’s much harder to navigate on mobile than on pc. The other problems are the sub tokens they added and buying bits. Why did they add sub tokens? They’re just kind of stupid, why would I buy sub tokens before instead of just subbing to who I want? The last problem is bits. The price of bits makes no sense. Ive been told before it’s about a cent per bit, but then why is it seven dollars for 500 bits? That’s way more than the tax should be, and my only explanation is that twitch gets a little bit too greedy between the viewers and the streamers and tacks on unfair prices, making it harder for viewers to support streamers. Other than that, incredible app, I love watching streamers and talking to the twitch community that you can surround yourself with, it’s really incredible
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1 year ago, dogemon13468playsroblox
Streaming, simplified.
I’ve used Twitch for years, and I’ll try to keep this review as un-biased as possible following the fact that I also now dwell into streaming onto this platform. To start off, Twitch makes watching your favorite streamer fun, whether it be the subscriptions I can purchase to support my favorite streamers in favor for things such as emotes to keep up with the chat hype or using channel points to get the streamers attention, it amazes me how simple it is to keep me engaged in the stream. Another thing I should mention is how easy it is to keep up with your favorite streamers, on twitch, the following system shows your followed streamers and if they’re active when you boot up the app, and getting into the stream is a click on their icon if they’re live, this makes keeping up with things such as Kai Cenat’s Subathon easier to not miss out on. Overall when it comes to watching streams and having a overall good time, Twitch is where I reside.
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6 years ago, Jason6210001000
Previous version better
The previous version was better in that it would remember games I last viewed. Now, I have to scroll to find the game. Though I did hate that it always showed most recent and it was all or none when deleting them, but oh well on that. If it’s possible to creat a favorites games list I haven’t looked for it, but apparently it doesn’t stand out either, for me anyway. I hate the new continue watching feature. I understand some might like it, but the only reason I watch a rerun is because I can’t find anything live I’d like to watch. And the only way to remove the continue watching is to watch them, fast forward to the end, then go back or to watch the remaining part. Why can’t I just delete items while they’re in the continue watching area. Plus, I have something stuck in continue watching because I apparently need to subscribe to watch it, so I can’t go into it and watch it or fast forward to get rid of it. Either let me disable continue watching or give me the ability to delete from that area, not by having to go into the video.
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5 years ago, TheRealRawD
Needs improvement; Twitch could certainly use some new and fresh ideas in terms of viewers/viewing capabilities, native communication is basic at best yet struggles with latency throughout the app. When asked, the initial response given was from long time users of Twitch, which was great! others not so much mentioning several technical problems from namely the app in and of itself with a few other hiccups here and there as expected however Twitch in it’s entirety is a brilliant platform as well as a great way to showcase any and all of your talents if you will. Continually Twitch will keep providing us with UI glitches more often than not currently there is no way suggest anything aside from writing a long neutral review about said inability, currently there is no way (that I am aware of) to exit a video you’re streaming without closing the app one would think of this to taken care of already and maybe it is or their working on it, if not then the solution is right here, all of which could be provided at a small nominal fee 😉😏
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2 years ago, Diddiledum
This Probably won’t be seen.
But the advertising is becoming a big issue. Not only there is far too much advertising especially the annoying ones GOD plz atleast choose advertising that is worthwhile to watch. But the advertisements have gotten so troublesome that it is literally causing saved streams to restart from 0:00:00 every time. This advertising has gotten so ridiculous that its about time for someone to revolutionize the way advertisements are handled. So it won’t be as annoying and disruptive as it currently is. I for one appreciate advertisements in the middle of shows, its the same as watching tv. But when it gets this disruptive, this annoying, this detrimental to an actual feature of your product it begs you to question why don’t anyone want to figure out a much better and more consumer-efficient way to show there advertisements. But you know what you wanna keep being this careless with this advertising fine I got plenty other things to watch!
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6 years ago, Barbblerelf
This must be out sourced to people who never used apps
I love how I can sync accounts like twitch to my discord. That’s how you get into sub only discord’s and this app makes it so easy! Oh wait no it doesn’t. You can log into your twitch but it won’t show you ANY DISCORD CHANNELS. ok fine. I’ll log in online. Sorry no login screen on the home page of discord while on mobile. Fine I’ll dig in even more and find the most hard to find link online to log in. Now I need to spend 30 minutes clicking buses on a “I’m not a bot” window more times than it takes to log into a major bank account or credit report monitor. Awesome, now I should be logged in right? Nope. An error saying you’re on the wrong type of discord. Why do I need to log into a computer to check or join “connections” discord’s. Has no one in the company ever been a human. It’s insane. Use the app. More than just once. Try things normal people want to do. Fix the website. Realize mobile browsers aren’t flip phones anymore and give actual full features on the site instead of less than the app even gives. If discord didn’t have a monopoly I’d wonder how the hell theyre still in business
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2 years ago, metalheavy
The new update with that collapsible side menu has brought on a bunch of bugs. The ones that are plaguing me right now are the lack of tag filters (I always have English selected and now no tags show up at all which floods categories with channels I’m not interested in), I always sort by high to low viewers but that is constantly getting reset to the recommended sort, and the search icon sometimes doesn’t work. Usually the search is in the side menu but sometimes it’s replaced with esports in it’s spot and the magnifying glass icon is up in the right corner like it used to be except you can’t actually click on it in the corner. That means I have to close and restart the app any time I want to search (which in turn means another set of ads when I have to rejoin the channel I was watching). Also I just generally dislike the side menu thing. The user experience on iPad is worse with it. I do appreciate that the hype train banner was made much smaller though.
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4 years ago, lalaleman
Needs polish
I love having twitch on my phone, but in its current state, mobile twitch is strictly worse than twitch on PC. There are lots of annoying bugs and quirks that all culminate in making it really annoying to use. For some reason, there is always a delay between the stream and chat that doesn’t appear on PC. In a recent update they made it so your phone itself has to be in dark mode to make twitch dark mode too, instead of just letting you toggle it from settings. This makes it really annoying when you want to switch from one app to another and keep turning dark mode on and off. Also, sometimes when I’m using twitch in light mode, it will magically toggle onto dark mode when I turn my phone sideways and then go back to light mode when I turn it right side up. Another major problem is that you can’t go to a streamers channel while they are live, so if you want to unfollow them or turn off notifications you are forced to watch an ad every time. If twitch mobile actually worked properly then I would give it a 5 star review.
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1 year ago, gamermay8
I’m frustrated with an issue
I was streaming today for an half of an our filming a craft that I was doing. When I stopped filming I went to check the video and it said it was only 44 seconds long. I just thought that it was a glitch until I watched the video. I had sat making the part two of making a lantern for so long. I had spent 30 minutes making this stream only for it to cut and end up 44 seconds long even though it was way longer than that. It took me two and a half days to make the lantern. I was so happy to show the finished product and the steps it took to make it to my viewers. Now I’m really upset about what had happened. I understand glitches and bugs happen that you guys don’t no about. This is a glitch that can make people leave really bad reviews so I would try getting it fixed as soon as possible but thank you for trying your hardest to keep this app up and running. Other wise I really enjoy using the app. Thank You!
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9 months ago, TheRealAC
Was Good, Not Anymore
The app used to run great on both my phone and tablet but as of late it seems to have some weird latency issues. I thought maybe it was my connection but if I pull stream up on my PC using the same wifi connection I have zero issues. If that were it I’d maybe give the app 3 or 4 stars, but there is just so many odd design choices, more than I care to list. For example, why do the clips of recent streams appear above live channels? How many people go to Twitch to watch VODs/clips primarily? That feature should be moved and honestly for the small screen real estate I have on my small tablet I don’t want it taking space from the content I actually want, so being able to take it away all together would be the best. The ability to load in default audio only would be nice and maybe some Apple CarPlay integration so I can listen from my car without having to go through unlocking my phone, hitting play in the app, locking my phone, hitting play on my radio just to sometimes have it not work.
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6 years ago, Krahnin
Missing Key Functionality
So, no issue with streaming performance, but either A) there is a LOT missing from the app, or B) it’s super un-intuitive and these things are impossible to find. Missing features include: - The ability to subscribe to a channel via mobile. - The ability to see existing subscriptions and when they expire. - The ability to change your profile picture. - The ability to easily get to a channel’s home page if they are live. (I am forced to go into the live video, often causing blaring audio even when my phone is silenced, and then have to poke around to find a way to get to the channel’s home screen and THEN I have to terminate the still playing video). - A means to set subscriptions to auto-renew. (Unable to find this on the web version either - maybe just a missing feature?). All in all, forcing me to log into the site severely inhibits the app’s on the fly functionality. I’d think these item would be a priority as the easier it is to manage things, the more likely people are to download/open the app. While not a huge amount of competition in this market, it just takes one competitor doing it better to start stealing people away. If these features are missing, I’d recommend adding them. If they are just hard to find, I’d recommend either re-thinking the layout or adding an overlay tutorial that walks through functionality for users. Something that launches initially for brand new users and can be launched at will for people needing a refresher.
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2 months ago, vampvat
Could be best app
One thing that annoys me sm are the ads, theres something wrong with them. I could go into a stream that I’ve never watched and 8 ads will pop out outta nowhere, makes me go like “nvm not watching this streamer” cuz I’m not eating like 8 minutes of ads in someone’s channel bc I dont even know if their content is worth those minutes. Also I’ve been watching this streamer which has only 4 ads PER HOUR and many of their viewers have been complaining about getting ads every minute including me, I would watch his stream and after 5 minutes I’d get like 4 ads, like I watch more ads than the stream itself which is so annoying cuz I cant pay attention to what they’re doing, they’ve been getting these complains and showed to the viewers that they in fact have only 4 ada per hour so its clearly a twitch problem with the ads 💀 fr fix this cuz at this moment I’m watching more ads than streams, like if yalls plan is to get ppl buy ur useless premium no ads thing let me remind yall not everyone has the money to afford or waste money on sum like that!!!!
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4 years ago, mbowdy
Error problems
I’ve been having nothing but problems for the past few months since the coronavirus. I guess they gave up on this app or are too lazy to fix the problems with it. There’s not even a place to complain about the issues. I know Twitch doesn’t care about iPhone app problems because they don’t get any money from Apple. That’s why there’s not a subscribe button on there. Because Apple doesn’t make any money from Twitch. But it doesn’t explain the reason why I can’t get anything other than an error on my phone or on Xbox. There’s always loading issues and error problems. And no way to complain about it. When I do get to see somebody stream I can’t chat. Somebody needs to fix this or just ditch it and remove the app completely. I pay good money for subscriptions I can’t even watch the channels.
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3 years ago, AloneMahaone2334
Great App
I know twitch has been around for a while but I didn’t feel like I needed another broadcasting app. However, since 2020 I’ve been on twitch a lot since there is so much time now lol. I gotta say, it is a great way to connect with your favorite content creator. I’ve been noticed by the smallest content creator to the big ones who either have a huge following on twitch or are famous from another platform. My only issue is this app lags. Say I start watching a stream on my iPhone and then I switch to my laptop, the steam will be delayed. Other than that, it is a good app to make some friends for discord. I’m an introvert so I don’t really talk in chat but I’ve seen many people become friends in chats. Just to note: I think memberships and bits are pretty expensive and they run out super quick like I think after a month but that’s just my opinion lol. Okay.
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1 year ago, (>*.*)><(*.*<)
Would be 4 or higher but
I have loved twitch for a long time, but when they removed the host option I lost a lot of respect. Simply because they just stonewalled streamers. Hosting someone was one of the best and easy ways to help a streamer reach people who they might otherwise never have reached. I feel that this is both a power move and to try and save money so they don’t have to pay as many streamers. Sure the share option is still there but that don’t help near as much unless, you as a person, have a big following. Meaning now if you want to help a small streamer grow, you need to have a large following and hope that they are willing to help the streamer you like. Instead of hosting them on your channel and keeping the stream live as long as they’re live. Passive traffic has dropped off due to this. And it’s really sad that a streaming service would do something like this to make it harder for anyone actually trying.
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5 years ago, Cored
What is going on at Twitch HQ?
I’ve used the twitch iOS app primarily on an iPad. Each successive update seems to make it worse and worse. I tend to minimize twitch into a window while I work with other apps. In the past, this wasn’t a problem, the stream would keep playing and required minimal attention from me. Today, September 2019, not so much. The windowed mode of twitch on an iPad frequently becomes unresponsive, such that I need to completely close out the app and restart it. If ads play in windowed mode, I lose the window and have to re-open the stream I had open. A year or so ago, this wasn’t a problem. I could leave a twitch window running all day on my iPad without it crapping out within 30 minutes. Now, I frequently have to re-launch the app when it ‘breaks’. Unsurprisingly, when it breaks, I get to watch ads again. Please go back to the drawing board on this app. Go back two years, find what made it work so well, and implement it now. Today’s iOS twitch app is just a pile of s*it compared to how good it used to be.
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1 year ago, TheStruggleIsReal💯
Why do these apps make bad updates
Why do you apps make bad decisions by updating the app to where the notification’s are turned off or can get turned off? Trying to make it even harder for people to receive support from the people that are subscribed to the channels by removing the notifications? Making it where they could get little to no views. These apps make bad decisions and which defeats the whole purpose of having subscribers and defeats the whole purpose of using the app. Just because people miss a few streams doesn’t mean that the app should send the subscribers notifications implying them to turn off the notifications. Which could lead to them unsubscribing to the channel. The app should encourage people to join the next stream. They should stop messing with the notifications and let the people decided on their own whether they want them on or off and the app shouldn’t make that decision for the people. The app should turn on and leave on all notifications.
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6 years ago, Miezejeski
Twitch prime running ads
I used to get so many hours of enjoyment out of this app as a twitch prime member. I could channel surf with ease and go back and forth between all of my favorite streamers. I loved the freedom of being able to watch any streamer I wanted for 30 second or 30 minutes. Now that they have introduced ads to twitch prime members, it makes this app almost unusable. To watch a 30 second ad almost every time I switch channels completely ruins the experience for me. I literally hesitate to open the app every time I want to watch one of my favorite streamers. I previously used this app for multiple hours a day and since the change I have only used it maybe 2-3 times. There needs to be an premium option to remove ads! Subscribing to individual channels doesn’t help. What I liked about twitch was the ability to watch more than a dozen streamers in a 30 minute watch session, freely surfing between channels. Please do something about this!! I want to use twitch again without ads! I would pay a similar price to what I pay for a Netflix or Sirius radio subscription to watch ad free.
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6 months ago, terrible1776
Not for conservatives, they are removing them !
Please note that Twitch has manage to kick out the majority of the conservative voices who we’re streaming!they do allow Nudity though so I guess it’s a porn channel now, I was on for streaming with You tube removing conservatives now Twitch is, Duane Cates just got booted for claiming misinformation without a explanation of what he misinformed but I thought that was up to each viewer, I thought we had a 1 amendment right in this country,and he wasn’t Even streaming anything medical or science related! This is election interference! Just because they got there panties in a bunch when Trump ratings go up and will be back in the White House! So we take our business to rumble where I suggest if you are a America loving person then open a rumble account because twitch will eventually drop you that’s how the shut out conservatives! To bad twitch there are plenty of platforms better than what you stream so good luck to all that use it and hopefully one day we will hold these platforms accountable for shutting peoples first amendment rights down!
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2 years ago, Ryłèÿ
Can’t pause or hide chat on twitch app
So when I click onto a stream first thing you get hit with is a 30 second ad. Every time. Going off of that I usually use twitch on my computer and I have the option to pause a stream/hide chat if I wanted to but on the mobile version that isn’t the case I tap the screen and nothing shows up no options to pause no options to even turn on captions or to even change the quality of the stream and say I click off the stream to go answer a text message I go back to watch the stream and it starts it over (I was watching a old stream at the time) so it’s either you sit through the whole stream and god forbid you accidentally click off because when you click back on your at the beginning and can’t skip the stream forward to where you we’re because there’s no screen options :) It’s super annoying and really inconvenient I just wanted to leave this review before I uninstall this app from my phone maybe some changes will be made for the future but I doubt it
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1 month ago, DevilishBash
Lack of features for creators
I’ve been an affiliate for almost a year now. And while my lack of free time is the biggest opportunity I have as a creator the twitch app could be used to help remedy such things. I stream from my computer and manage my stream thru my phone. I cannot count the amount of times I’ve tried to create a clip. Struggle to get the cut out right how I want it, only for the twitch system to bug out and be unable to post the clip leading to me losing great moments because I am hardly ever home. My biggest pain point however is: I cannot manage old streams from the phone application (cannot manage posted clips either lol I cannot rename them). So in short I cannot manage my old content on the go even tho I already have access to my account from my phone the twitch app NEEDS a system that can allow creators with limited time at home to manage content. I hope this feedback is received and addressed.
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5 years ago, Fru1tilicious
I am an avid twitch user but this app is very frustrating
I on average watch Twitch streamers for 2-3 hours a day and it is my main form of entertainment. So it saddens me that the iOS app is riddled with so many issues. First off there is an insane amount of delay (15-30sec) which makes it very difficult to be involved in chat. While on my other devices the delay is essentially unnoticeable or very minimal (5-10sec) when I’m on mobile chat becomes separate and I no longer get the full twitch experience where I can be immersed in a community of other viewers. Having the app play in the background is riddled with issues and is extremely finicky. I can barely get it to play at times when I’d just like to listen in the background. Then when I go back to the app it pauses for a while consistently and then suddenly starts after waiting. Many times when I click on a stream it will be frozen without the option to press the play button. The only way to fix this is to reload the stream and sometimes it requires completely relaunching the app. I love twitch and the app isn’t unusable by any means but it could really use improvements. What is really disappointing is that the iOS app has been around for so long yet we still deal with these bugs. Considering a large number of viewers are on mobile it is time some work was put in to polish the app and improve the experience of mobile users.
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