Twitch

Allows users access to their favorite Twitch channels

4.4

115 Votes

  • Category Video
  • Program license Free
  • Version 4.5.2
  • Size 10 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Also available for Windows 
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name tv.twitch.android.app
  • Program by Twitch Interactive, Inc.

Twitch is an app geared to those who enjoying playing video games and sharing their digital exploits with the world. The app was developed by the company of the same name to give users of their browser based program the ability to perform all of the same actions with their mobile devices. With Twitch, users can record and stream live video of the video games they are currently playing, watch the streams of other players while they are playing, and communicate with other gamers.

One of the most appreciated features of the Twitch app is that it gives video game players the opportunity to make money while enjoying their favorite pastime. They do so by receiving payments from viewers who are enjoying the entertainment they receive through watching them play various video games. The more followers and viewers a user garners, the more opportunity he or she has to make what could be a significant amount of money.

This app works great when the device is connected to the internet via WiFi, and users who are on at least a 3G network should not experience any trouble operating the app. If you are concerned about the amount of data that is being used while operating the app, you may adjust the video settings accordingly. If you enjoy using the Twitch program on your personal computer, then you are sure to enjoy using the app which gives you wonderful options as far as mobility and convenience are concerned.

Pros:

  • Gives users the ability to use the popular Twitch program anywhere and anytime.
  • Players can monetize their channel.

Cons:

  • Users have reported bugs in latest app update.

Couch potatoes rejoice! Twitch comes to Android TV.

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
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