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Size:   106.57MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-03-29

Submit Date:   2017-03-29

OS:  Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   1139

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Reviewed on March 29, 2017

If you've paid attention to the gaming world in the last few years, you've heard of Twitch. It's likely the best-known venue for professional game streamers and a definite rival to YouTube on the gaming scene. It's insanely easy to use and available just about everywhere - but you still might not understand why it's beneficial to you. Taking a few moments to get acquainted with Twitch can give you a good idea of how the service works and why it might be a good fit for your needs. At the very least, a passing familiarity with Twitch will help you understand the current culture of gaming.

Social Media Plus Gaming Equals Success

At a base level, Twitch is a social media platform. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, though, it's created with gamers in mind. Twitch gives its users access to thousands of streams at once, as well as the tools they need to connect with other gamers. It's fairly easy to look at the brand as just another social platform, especially if you aren't a fan of watching people play games. If you want to interact with the gaming community while you watch a stream, though, it's really like nothing else out there. There's a reason why millions of users enjoy the service.

What Twitch doesn't do, though, is provide users with the software they need to broadcast on their own. While this software is incredibly easy to find on the internet, it's still mystifying that Twitch doesn't have something available in-house. This issue really only holds true for PC gamers, though - if you are streaming through XBOX One, you won't need any other type of software. This divide does make it slightly more complicated for Twitch users on PC. This is a definitely failing of the platform, even if it's a failing that's fairly easy to remedy.

It's also important to note that while Twitch is free, there is a "Turbo" option that gives users a few basic perks. There's nothing in the Turbo package that really changes the experience, unless you're looking to store your own streams with Twitch. Otherwise, you're mostly going to get some minor chat options and get to avoid ads. This option does help to keep the service free for everyone else, so it's a fairly unobtrusive way for the service to raise money. If you're the kind of person who hates ads and needs access to everything, though, you should be prepared to pay.

Conclusion

If you want to watch game streams and interact with others at the same time, Twitch is a must-use service. It's far from perfect and you might have to drop a little money to get access to everything, but it's by far the best option out there. If you want to stream, you'll definitely want an account - but remember, you'll need your own broadcasting software to get moving. The service could definitely be improved, but it's still useful enough that it should not be ignored by anyone who loves to watch game streams.

Software Product Description

Social video platform for gamers.
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