Twitch now available on Roku
James R | On 20, May 2015
Twitch is now available on Roku players in the UK, US, Canada and Republic of Ireland.
The free app, which joined the streaming media device’s line-up of channels at the weekend, allows viewers to watch live and recorded streams of video games from around the world, ranging from media brands and industry events to individual gamers.
Users can follow their favourite Twitch broadcasters, as well as browse live streams from popular games, such as League of Legends, Counter Strike, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Minecraft.
Twitch has continued to grow since the surprise acquisition of the site by Amazon last year. The retailer bought the streaming service for $970 million, beating rumoured competition from YouTube, and adding over 55 million unique monthly users to its own video steaming network.
Tournaments on the service are common – for example, from 29th May to 31st May, the Viagame House Cup 3 takes place – and it has even announced its own TwitchCon, which will run in September 2015 at San Francisco’s Moscone West convention centre; the first ever convention dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers.
You can find Twitch under “Web Video” in the Roku Channel Store.