The Twitch app is now available on Apple TV

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What you need to know

  • The official Twitch app comes to the big screen.
  • This is the first time an official Twitch tvOS app has been available.
  • The app has feature parity with the Mac and iOS apps.

The official Twitch app is now available for Apple TV, just a month after it was made available to beta testers.

MacRumors spotted that the app can be downloaded now (opens in new tab) for most people, but it may still be taking its time propogating to international App Stores. The app is, of course, free.

This is the first time an official Twitch app has been available for Apple TV and it offers all of the same features that Mac and iOS users have been enjoying for what seems like forever. That includes the ability to engage in chats, although we're not sure we could stomach using the Siri Remote for that level of text input.

Experience the games you love like never before! Watch live streams and chat with devoted gamers around the world.Catch the action as it happens! Access all the content you care about, from frenetic Overwatch multiplayer matches to soothing Bob Ross art demos. With millions of unique streamers every day playing everything under the sun, if it's worth watching, it's live on Twitch right now.

If you're a big game streamer this is the app you've been waiting for. It's great to see it finally arrive. And most importantly it isn't a stripped down version of the iOS app, either. It's a solid first attempt and we expect it will only get better with more feedback and updates.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.