Twitch has now landed on the Nintendo Switch eShop. However, this is not the first foray into the console world for the streaming service, though. It was already available on consoles like Xboxes, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. This means Switch owners now get the ability to watch tons of different streaming content like other console and PC owners.
It may have come over four years after the Switch’s own launch, but it’s better late than never. The Nintendo Switch Twitch app is pretty small, requiring only 31MB of storage space for installation. As a result, most users should have no trouble being able to install and use it.
It seems that the Twitch app on the Nintendo Switch also has some drawbacks, though. You’ll quickly notice that you can’t see the chat pane while watching a stream, as the video is displayed in full screen. If you select to join the chat before watching the stream, a new screen will come up with a QR code on it. The accompanying prompt says to scan it with your mobile phone to start chatting. So overall, the Twitch App for Switch is of course a bit more simplified compared to its counterparts on other platforms, but that’s not too surprising.
The Switch eShop page for the Twitch app also includes the following short notice:
“Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which contributes to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see http://priv-policy.imrworldwide.com/priv/mobile/us/en/optout.html for more information“