Twitch has finally been added to Nintendo Switch! Now, Switch owners can tune in and watch their favorite broadcasts, VODs, and clips in both handheld or docked mode. Unfortunately, while Switch owners can watch Twitch streams, the Twitch app on Switch doesn’t appear to have a way to broadcast your Switch games directly to Twitch. 

Twitch Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Twitch is now available on Nintendo Switch. To get the app, head to the eShop and look up Twitch, then download the app for free. Once the app is downloaded, you can log into your account and browse for Twitch streams to watch.

The Twitch app on Switch is currently limited to watching and browsing through streams rather than broadcasting. In contrast, the Twitch app on Xbox allows users to broadcast their Xbox games directly to Twitch.

Of course, given the vast differences in console power and components, the Switch may simply not have enough power to broadcast games efficiently. In the announcement shared by Twitch, the arrival of Twitch on Switch is talked about as follows:

“Big news! Twitch is now available on Nintendo Switch. Starting today, all the Twitch goodness you care about from gaming, to music, to exciting live esports — it’s all available on your Nintendo Switch.

With millions of unique creators every day streaming everything under the sun, if it’s worth watching, it’s live on Twitch right now. With Twitch on Switch, you’ll be able to:

    • Sign in to your Twitch account for easy access to all your followed channels
    • Browse for live content by category
    • Search to discover new streamers
    • Watch VODs and clips from a streamer’s profile
    • Watch on the big screen with your Switch docked or take it on the go in handheld mode

Join the millions of fans worldwide connecting over their shared love of gaming, music, pretty much everything else you can think of, and the people who stream it. Download the Twitch app from the Nintendo Switch eShop today.”

After hearing about the arrival of Twitch on Switch, we’re eager to hear your thoughts. Have you downloaded the app? Were you hoping for more broadcast options with Twitch on Switch?

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