Switch players had to wait about 4.5 years, but now it’s finally here: the official Twitch app for Nintendo’s console. It can now be downloaded and installed via the Nintendo eShop and allows you to follow your favorite streams directly from the console. However, the app has one major limitation.
Twitch: Streaming app launches after 4 years
So far, anyone who wants to consume video content on the switch can only use the YouTube app. Now a new companion is entering the ring, because from now on you can use the Nintendo eShop to join the Install the official Twitch app on SwitchTo watch the live broadcast of thousands of players.
Also new: OLED switch! But for whom is it worth the trouble to switch to the improved model? We will tell you in the video:
What functions does the Twitch app support?
After logging into the app, you are basically same set of functions Also available that you know from other platforms. So you can instantly see which streaming device you are following has a live stream, call up and watch the broadcast. You can also get a file Overview of relevant ribbon pages In the heart and see all the information there.
Clips can also be viewed via the app. All functions are available to you both on the big screen in docked mode and mobile in handheld mode.
However, one of the functions of the Twitch app on Switch does not seem to be well thought out: Use chat. To participate in the conversation while broadcasting, you have to scan the QR code that appears on the adapter screen with your smartphone. This will take you to the app’s “Companion Experience” program, which allows you to use the chat on your smartphone. With the switch, you cannot participate directly in the chat.
The introduction of the Twitch app for Switch should satisfy many Nintendo fans. But what most players are waiting for is probably Netflix mobile console app He is. This will be especially useful after the OLED switch has been inserted. However, it appears that there are absolutely no efforts to make the streaming service available for Nintendo’s handheld console.