I’ve checked out Twitch on my Switch (I’ll never get tired of that rhyme), and it performs pretty admirably, all things considered. The app can only be used to view streams on Twitch and not stream directly from the Switch itself.
The home menu will feel familiar to anyone used to navigating through Twitch’s recommendations or your subscriptions, but it doesn’t look like you can type into a streamer’s chat directly from the Switch. Instead, you’ll need to scan a QR code, which opens up a streamer’s chat as a webpage on your phone, which seems more manageable than using the Switch’s digital keyboard.
Twitch joins the lineup of other streaming apps that eventually arrived on the Switch, including Hulu, YouTube, and Funimation. Heck, there’s even Pokemon TV, but still no Netflix.
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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.