How to watch Twitch broadcasts on TV?

Category: Twitch FAQ?

Twitch’s app lets you watch game streams on multiple devices, but until recently, it wasn’t natively available on TVs. Although not all systems are compatible, it is possible to run the app on a TV through other devices. Here’s how to watch Twitch on TV.

How to Watch Twitch on TV

Twitch’s app is compatible with several types of devices, but it is present in only two TV systems natively: the webOS, exclusive to LG, and the Android TV, which runs on models from different brands. So far, the app is not compatible with Samsung TVs running the Tizen operating system.

Next, check out how to watch Twitch on TV through compatible devices.

1. On LG TVs (webOS)

LG TVs running the WebOS system have native support for Twitch’s app, which was initially released without the user login option (!). However, the application was updated recently and today, it already allows you to enter your profile and access the channels you already follow.

    1. Access the LG TV menu and open the “LG Content Store” app (a bag icon);
    2. Select the app store search tool (magnifying glass icon);
    3. With the remote, type “Twitch” (without quotes) and confirm;
    4. The TV will find the Twitch app, select it;
    5. Select the “Install” button and confirm;
    6. After installing, open the Twitch app and click “Login”;
    7. With your mobile phone, scan the QR code displayed on the screen or go to twitch.tv/activate;
    8. Enter the 8-digit code displayed on the TV screen;
    9. Tap “Enable” and then “Authorize”.

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And ready.

2. On Android TV (set-top boxes and TVs)

TVs from manufacturers such as Sony and TCL, which use Android TV as their operating system, are compatible with Twitch’s app, which can be installed from the Google Play Store. The same goes for compatible set-top boxes such as Mi Box S and Mi TV Stick, among others.

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  1. Open the Google Play Store app;
  2. In the search field, type “Twitch” (without quotes) and confirm;
  3. Download and install the Twitch app.

3. On Apple TV

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  1. On the Apple TV dashboard, click on the “App Store” icon;
  2. Click on “Search”;
  3. In the search field, type “Twitch” (without quotes) and confirm;
  4. Download and install the Twitch app.

4. On Chromecast

Twitch’s app for iOS (apps.apple.com) and Android (play.google.com) supports Chromecast, and you can mirror your content on the dongle plugged into your TV.

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  1. Open the Twitch app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android;
  2. Tap the “Transmit” button (a rectangle with a Wi-Fi signal);
  3. The app will display a list of supported devices, tap the Chromecast equivalent;
  4. After the Transmit icon changes color, connection to the TV is ready;
  5. Choose a channel and start watching it on TV;
  6. To stop the transmission, tap the “Transmit” button and then tap “Disconnect”.

5. On Amazon Fire TV Stick

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  1. Open the Amazon Appstore app;
  2. In the search tool, type by “Twitch” (without quotes) and confirm;
  3. Download and install the Twitch app.

6. On PS5

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  1. On the PS5’s dashboard, go to the “Media” tab;
  2. Access the option “All applications”
  3. Select the Twitch app and click “Download”;
  4. Open the app and click on “Login”;
  5. On your mobile, go to twitch.tv/activate;
  6. Enter the 8-digit code displayed on the TV screen;
  7. Tap “Enable” and then “Authorize”.

On PS5, as well as on PS4 and Xbox consoles, Twitch’s app is not only for watching but also for streaming your games.

7. On PS4

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  1. On the PS4 dashboard, open the “TV and video” app (a TV icon);
  2. Access the “All apps” tab;
  3. Select the Twitch app and click “Download”;
  4. Open the app and click on “Login”;
  5. On your mobile, go to twitch.tv/activate;
  6. Enter the 8-digit code displayed on the TV screen;
  7. Tap “Enable” and then “Authorize”.

8. On Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

The interface of Xbox consoles is the same on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S, so the method is the same.

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  1. On the Xbox console, open the Microsoft Store app;
  2. Access the search tool and type “Twitch” (without quotes);
  3. Select the Twitch app and click “Install”;
  4. Open the app and click on “Login”;
  5. On your mobile, go to twitch.tv/activate;
  6. Enter the 8-digit code displayed on the TV screen;
  7. Tap “Enable” and then “Authorize”.