Twitch is the premier platform for watching esports tournaments, industry events, and gaming personalities. Amazon pulled the official app from the Roku Channel Store in 2017, but you can still use the Unofficial Twitch or TTV Stream apps to watch Twitch on Roku.
Update, 3/14/22: As of March 2022, the old official Twitch app (option 2 below) will no longer work at all as Roku is phasing out all unofficial channels. Our first option, Twoku, currently still works, but may stop working at any time.
Option 1: Twoku on Roku. to install
As an alternative to the unsupported official app, Twoku is another unofficial app that provides access to Twitch.
Note: Due to the changes being made to unofficial channels and with the introduction of ‘beta channels’, it is very likely that this will not work in the future. If you follow these instructions and they don’t work, you’re probably not doing anything wrong
Send any web browser to the Add Channel page. Enter the channel code “C6ZVZD” and click “Add Channel”. You may need to sign in again. Follow the prompts until the channel is added. As above, if the Twoku app doesn’t immediately appear in the start menu, reboot your Roku by going from the Roku home screen to Settings > System > System Restart.
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You can also install the Twoku app directly on your Roku if the code stops working. It’s more complicated, but there are instructions on the Twoku Github Repository.
You may have heard of Twitched and Twitched Zero. These unofficial Twitch apps for Roku no longer exist. Their developer says they were “removed by Roku at the request of Twitch Interactive”, but the above app is a good alternative.
It would be nice if Amazon offered official Roku support, but we suspect the company sees Roku as a rival to the Amazon Fire TV.
Option 2: Install the Old Official Twitch App on Roku
The unofficial Twitch app installs the old official Twitch app on your Roku. This app was still working when we tried it in March 2020.
Update, 3/15/22: As of March 2022, this will no longer work.
It’s not available in the Roku Channel store, so you’ll need to use the “Add a channel with a code” feature. Send any browser to “my.roku.com/account/add” and make sure you’re signed in. Enter the code “TWITCHTV” and follow the warning prompts to add the hidden channel to your account.
You can also click on this direct link to the app page, again following the prompts to add the private channel. If the Unofficial Twitch app doesn’t appear in the home menu right away, restart Roku by going from the Roku home screen to Settings > System > System Restart.
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When Amazon discontinued the Twitch app from the Roku Channel Store, Roku users who already had the app installed could still use it. The unofficial Twitch app instructs your device to access that now private official app.
Open the Unofficial Twitch app on your Roku device. A message will appear that reads ‘Official Twitch channel now available’. Choose “Yes”.
The page for the official Twitch app will open. Select ‘Add channel’.
Follow the on-screen instructions and enter the code displayed on your screen.
Your Roku will confirm that “Twitch has been added to the end of Home.” You can now uninstall the Unofficial Twitch app.
Now you are ready to view streams by popularity or category. You can log into your Twitch account in the app to access the channels you follow by pressing the star button on your Roku remote. At least you don’t have to worry about updating this app soon.
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