Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

Twitch may refer to any of the following: logo

1. Twitch or TTV ( is a website that allows gamers to stream live videos of themselves playing computer games. It was launched in June 2011 as a subsidiary of the personal streaming website In any Twitch channel, the streamer usually inlays a webcam video and interacts with their audience with an IRC-style chatroom and a microphone. Viewers may subscribe to the channel for a fee, donate money to the streamer, or support the streamer financially by watching the occasional video advertisement. was purchased by Amazon in August 2014 for $970 million.

What is a Twitcher?

A twitcher is a person who streams on the Twitch platform.

What are Twitch alternatives?

The following list of sites that currently offer services similar to Twitch. Defunct services like Mixer, that once were an alternative to Twitch are not listed.

2. Twitch gameplay, a style of playing a video game that tests the gamer's reaction time. If a video game requires "twitch-style play," the game provides rapid feedback to user actions and rewards those players who demonstrate a high number of accurate APM (actions per minute).

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