How to Watch Twitch on TV

Twitch is a very interesting platform that not even we can do without it. This service offers numerous live content that allows you to alternate the boring TV channels with many other more fun and lively contents. It is not our intention to go further. So, let’s find out now how to watch Twitch on TV.

How to watch Twitch on TV

Most modern Smart TVs have a native Twitch App, developed to be played right on a big screen. However, you will rarely find this App pre-installed on a TV. Reason why first you will have to search for it on your TV store.

If you don’t find Twitch in your TV store, your TV probably doesn’t support this app. However, check that you have not made any spelling errors and try again. We inform you in advance that Samsung and other TVs do not support Twitch.

So what needs to be done? Don’t panic first, there are several ways to watch Twitch on incompatible TVs. If your TV has Google Chromecast built-in, for example, you could connect your phone to the TV and share Twitch content playback. Similarly, you could connect iPhone to TV to share content via Apple AirPlay 2.

If these two little tricks don’t work either, you will have to resort to external devices.

Devices to watch Twitch on TV

Here are the devices you can use to watch Twitch on a TV:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Box 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Sticks are part of the HDMI Dongle family and are devices that are proving very popular nowadays. In addition to being able to watch Prime Video, Netflix and Disney +, you will be able to download the Twitch App and watch all your channels on TV.

The FireOS, which is the operating system present on the Fire TV Stick, is based on Android and allows you to download a myriad of apps on your TV, regardless of whether it is Smart or not. Furthermore, as well as on Android TV, you will be able to install third-party apps via ‘.apk’ files.

Connecting Fire TV Stick to TV is easier than you think. You can choose whether to connect the Fire TV Stick directly to the TV or use the HDMI extension included in the package. Then plug the MicroUSB cable end into the Fire TV Stick and the other end into the wall socket power supply.

Turn on the TV and select the HDMI source used, in our case HDMI-2. Follow the short setup process and once complete, search for and download the Twitch App. At this point, you are almost ready to watch Twitch on TV. To complete, open the App and enter your account credentials (username and password).

If you have a 4K TV, you may want to opt for the Fire TV Stick 4K Max which allows you to play Twitch in 4K and connect to the internet via its Wi-Fi 6 module.Amazon fire TV Stick

Google Chromecast

The second device that we propose to you to watch Twitch on non-Smart TV is the Google Chromecast, another  HDMI Dongle that connects directly to the TV.

Unlike other similar devices, it is not possible to download apps within Google Chromecast. However, via this device, you can open the Twitch App from your phone and stream Twitch to your TV. If you prefer to download the native App, choose Chromecast with Google TV.

As we have seen in other articles, setting up Google Chromecast is very simple. All you have to do is plug the body of the device into the HDMI input on the TV and plug the power cord into the power socket.

Then connect the Chromecast to the same Wi-Fi network your phone is connected to, open any movie or TV series on Twitch, click the symbol Broadcastat the top right and select the new device. If you’ve done this correctly, your TV will stream your chosen Twitch content to your TV.

Apple TV

Apple TV is a media player manufactured by Apple. In other words, it is a TV Box with an operating system similar to the iPhone and iPad. In addition to having an App Store where the Twitch App is present, it is possible to connect iPhone to the TV and broadcast with Apple AirPlay 2 (a technology similar to Chromecast).

The operating system is tvOS, similar to iOS for graphical interface and ease of use. Owners of Apple devices will be happy to welcome this device alongside the TV, as well as users less accustomed to technology.

The connection is identical to the previous ones. In fact, just connect Apple TV to the TV using the supplied HDMI cable and the power cable to the power outlet.

Turn on Apple TV and connect your Apple ID by entering your login credentials or, if not, create a new one. Once everything is configured, download the Twitch App that you will find in the App Store and enter your account credentials.

Xiaomi Mi Box 4K

The latest method to watch Twitch on TV is through Xiaomi Mi Box 4K, an Android media player with tons of apps and games to access. Although you can find better TV Boxes, we believe that the chosen device is more suitable for playing streaming apps.

The Google Play Store is one of the stores with the most apps in circulation and, among these, Twitch is obviously included. Furthermore, as on the Fire TV Stick, you can download and install third-party apps via .apk files.

The configuration of the device is practically identical to that of the Apple TV. You will only have to connect the HDMI cable from the TV to the TV Box and power the device through the supplied cable.

Once the TV Box is started, you will need to configure it to the Wi-Fi network and log in to your Google account (the one you use for Gmail will be fine). Then open the Google Play Store and download the Twitch App. Then open the application and enter your account credentials.


Watching Twitch from the sofa at home or while you’re cooking could be a great way to spend some time. However, it is not always possible to install the App easily on some older TVs and some brands.

In this guide, we’ve shown you all the best ways to watch Twitch on TV. Freely choose the one that best suits your needs!

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