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How to Install Twitch on Android TV

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Twitch on Android TV

Twitch is an American live video streaming service that broadcasts esports competitions, music, and video games. Twitch also features chat to discuss strategy and game plans while gaming. Download the Twitch app and enjoy live streaming of popular games like Fortnite Battle Royale, Minecraft Sessions, Overwatch killstreaks, and FIFA showdowns on your Android TV.

By installing the Twitch app on the Android TV, you watch the live stream of all the competitive games on the bigger screen. As a streamer, you can use Twitch to live stream all your gaming skills from different devices like Xbox, PC, PS5, Switch, and more. You can stream all the popular games like Grand Theft Auto V, League of Legends, Minecraft, Apex Legends, Valorant, Call of Duty, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, Dota 2, and many more.

Twitch for Android TV

Pricing

The Twitch app is free to download and stream on major platforms. But some streamers may prefer monthly subscriptions for special perks like channel-specific emotes and progression badges. Twitch offers three different types of subscription tiers: Tier one costs $4.99, tier two costs $9.99, and tier three costs $24.99.

Twitch on Android TV

Twitch app also streams content on artwork creation, music, talk shows, and the occasional TV shows. It includes sports programs like basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, and more. You can even join live discussions and chat with gamers whenever you need. The Twitch app comes with a night mode feature which is useful to watch streaming, especially at late night.

Categories on Twitch
Live gameplay on Twitch

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • SkyStream Pro
  • H96 MAX
  • Mi Box 4K
  • AT&T TV Box
  • DIRECTV STREAM Box

How to Install Twitch on Android TV

#1. Launch the home screen on your Android TV and click on the Apps tab.

Android TV Home screen

#2. Open the Google Play Store and click on the Search bar.

#3. Enter Twitch on the search bar and search for it.

#4. From the suggestions list, click on the Twitch icon.

Twitch icon on Google Play Store

#5. Following that, click on Install to download the app.

#6. Once the app gets installed, click on Open.

#7. Log in with your username and password.

#8. You will get an activation code for your device.

#9. Visit twitch.tv/activate/profile from any browser and enter the code.

Enter the code to activate Twitch on your device

#10. Now, you can see the Twitch home screen.

##11 Twitch is now activated on your Android TV. Start watching live streams, gameplay videos, and more.

Twitch home screen on Android TV

Alternate Method: Cast Twitch on Android TV

You can install the Twitch app on your smartphone and then cast it to tv to watch live streams over a big screen.

#1. Connect your Android TV and smartphone to the same WiFi network.

#2. Download and install Twitch on your smartphone from the Play Store.

#3. Launch Twitch and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in.

#4. Play a live stream and click the Cast icon.

Screen cast option on Twitch app

#4. This will prompt to search for available devices. Select your Android TV.

#5. That’s all. It will start casting the contents to your tv screen.

Screen mirroring twitch to Android TV

How to Watch Twitch Outside the US [Installing Twitch Apk]

Unfortunately, Twitch is not available in Canada, China, Russia, Spain, and a few countries. In this case, you cannot download and use Twitch using any official app store. Therefore, you have to follow sideloading technique to install and use Twitch from anywhere.

  • Install Downloader from the Google Play Store.
  • Download the Twitch Android TV apk file.
  • Activate a VPN and stream Twitch.

#1. Launch Google Play Store on your TV.

#2. Click on the search bar to enter Downloader and search for it.

#3. From the list, select the app and click on the Install button to get Downloader on Android Smart TV.

Downloader by AFTVnews

#4. Once it is installed, go back to the home screen and open Settings.

Device preferences on settings

#5. Choose Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

security & restrictions

#6. Select Install Unknown Apps and turn on the Downloader toggle.

Install unknown apps

#7. Now, open the Downloader app and click on Allow.

#8. Tap on the URL field and enter the Twitch Android TV apk link and click Go.

#9. Open the file that you have downloaded. Click Install to start downloading.

#10. After the installation, it will display a pop-up to delete the downloaded file.

#11. Click Delete to remove the Twitch Android TV apk file.

Twitch app added to the Android TV home screen

Watch Twitch Using a VPN

VPN should be used to hide your location and surf the web through the encrypted tunnel. It will protect your data and privacy and also allow you to access restricted content. There are many VPN providers with plenty of features, so it is quite difficult to choose the best VPN in terms of speed, servers, encryption, and network stability. We recommend you to subscribe to any one of the VPN service providers – ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark, CyberGhost VPN, or IPVanish VPN. These are the most secure and fastest VPNs in the world.

#1. Launch the VPN app that you’ve installed and connect to the server location where Twitch is officially available.

#2. Now, launch the Twitch app and start streaming the video you want.

Twitch Other Supported Devices

Apart from Android TV, Twitch Live Streams can be accessed on the following devices.

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Xbox One & 360
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Sony PlayStation (3, 4, 5)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Nvidia Shield

FAQ

1) Is the Twitch app free?

Yes. The Twitch app is free to download and stream Live Stream videos. As a streamer, you may need to purchase premium tiers for advanced features.

2) Is Twitch a safe platform?

Yes. Twitch is a safe platform to watch and live stream gaming sessions. In fact, it is one of the preferable streaming platforms for gamers along with YouTube Gaming.

3) Can you watch Twitch on Smart TV?

Yes. You can watch Twitch on Android Smart TV by downloading the app from the Play Store.

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