Twitch 8.61

Stream live video games or chat with friends directly from your PC

Nowadays, online entertainment is done in various ways, from video chat communications, forums, multi-player gaming, to live video streaming or social graph management. Twitch is probably the most popular streaming service of social video gaming and thanks to its desktop application, you can now enjoy your favorite streaming channels just by opening the application.

The program can easily be installed by any user, doesn't require advanced computer skills and only takes one minute to complete. The interface is modern, has an enjoyable purple theme color, and menu navigation works smoothly. Yet, the interface looks a bit crowded and it lacks a "BACK" button.

While using Twitch's desktop application, users can enjoy streams, chat with people all around the world, and support their favorite streamers by subscribing or Cheering with Bits.

Furthermore, you can make voice and video calls with your friends, subs, or teammates, and chat up to five people in HD.

Also, in case you missed an online stream, you can watch offline later. On top of that, the application comes with numerous customization features, add-ons and overlays.

To summarize, Twitch is arguably the best streaming platform of social video gaming, and you can enjoy its features by simply using its desktop application. However, it could've added an option to watch multiple streams simultaneously, as well as a solution for importing personal settings across different devices.

John Saunders
Editor rating: rating

Review summary


  • Allows HD video chat
  • Offers an option to support streamers
  • Allows offline video watching


  • Lacks watching two streams. simultaneously
  • Import of settings isn't available
  • Misses a "Back" button
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