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Tens upon tens of millions of users satisfy all of their entertainment needs with a Roku device, which streams everything from music to shows, films, and even gaming!
So, you shouldn’t be surprised that the question: “Can you watch Twitch on Roku?” is quite popular lately. The answer is not that straightforward: while there’s no official Twitch app for the Roku OS any longer, you can still use a few workarounds.
Keep on reading as we cover them in detail!
Despite being officially removed from the Roku Channel Store, Twitch can still be used on a Roku TV via several clever methods, which we review below.
This option is unreliable since Amazon (the parent company of Twitch) and Roku are actively removing any and all Twitch channels from Roku’s Channel Store.
That said, below, we explain a method that used to and might work again in the future:
If this method works, you can simply log into Twitch and watch all your favorite streamers; if it doesn’t, check out the proven-to-work solutions below!
As the most reliable method to watch Twitch on a Roku TV, screen mirroring allows you to start the Twitch stream on your phone before projecting it to your TV:
The above procedure works for any handheld device, including tablets and watches, and it effectively mirrors whatever you see or do on your device onto your TV. Therefore, to avoid distractions, go to full screen on your primary device, then put it down.
Note: You may also be able to use casting instead of screen mirroring, which effectively sends the stream to your Roku TV without running it on your main device. That way, you can continue using your phone without affecting your Twitch stream. However, for that to work, both your device app and your Roku TV app must support Twitch casting.
Screen mirroring from your PC or laptop is even easier! Just follow these steps:
Note: Apple macOS devices use the same AirPlay feature as iPhones!
So, can you watch Twitch on Roku? Officially, no, since the app has been removed from the Roku Channel Store. However, several workarounds allow you to follow your favorite Twitch gaming streams on a Roku-enabled device, the easiest of which involves casting your screen from a device that supports Twitch onto your Roku TV.
Amazon (Twitch’s parent company) pulled the app from the Roku Channel Store in recent years for a number of unknown reasons. That said, the most likely cause is the competition between Roku TV and Amazon’s Fire TV service.
Very unlikely. Current indications are that Amazon will never allow an official Twitch app on the Roku Channel Store ever again.
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