3 Ways to Watch Twitch on TV

With many video streaming platforms for viewers to stream their online content, Twitch sets itself apart by offering people a new fun and social way to watch other people play games. The American platform offers video live streaming services that center around live-streaming video games, including broadcasting e-sports competitions.

The Twitch platform boasts millions of users who converge daily to interact and create entertainment content. The platform is divided into music, games, talk shows, sports, food, drinks, etc. Viewers can watch videos in their preferred categories or create and share their creative content while building and engaging with a thriving community.

If you are a lover of video games, chances are you are already into Twitch. You have various viewing options as a viewer, encouraging your favorite team on a League of Legends tournament.

The brand, which took off back in 2011, has developed to be one of the biggest live streaming platforms with which their users, numbering in the millions, can access daily to watch their favorite players play games and score goals.

To access Twitch streaming services, you will need the Twitch mobile app or go through their website online at Twitch.tv. There, you can watch streamers, who are gamers, play their preferred games, broadcast the matches, and run commentary simultaneously.

Skilled players with solid and lively personalities can garner huge responses and build large audiences. Some players have been able to achieve actual life celebrity status through this. One reason for this is the interjection of gaming and streaming into mainstream culture due to the global lockdown resulting from the recent pandemic.

How to Watch Twitch on your Smart TV

One of the easiest ways to watch Twitch is to cast the entertainment content on your smart TV through the Twitch mobile app. Recently, the Amazon-owned brand has made it possible to cast your Twitch content onto specific devices.

When you open the Twitch mobile app on your Android phone, iPhone, or tablet, a new feature is available that gives you the option to connect to a Wi-Fi-enabled casting device such as Chromecast.

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It is possible that your phone or tablet already has casting capabilities or comes with a feature that allows for screen mirroring. It is likely, though, that your mobile device lacks the in-built capacity to achieve.

This article will point out a few ways to watch Twitch on your smart TV. However, you should note that you cannot cast the Twitch mobile app from your desktop computer or laptop.

How to Watch Twitch on your smart TV with Third-party apps

Suppose your mobile device or tablet cannot cast or mirror your screen onto your smart TV. In that case, you don’t have to worry as there are third-party apps that provide your Android or Apple device with the ability to cast your streamed videos to your Firestick, Roku device, or your Chromecast. One such third-party app is AirBeamTV.

How to watch Twitch on your Smart TV using AirBeamTV app

The AirBeamTV app is an app that helps to mirror the screen of your Apple devices like your iPhone, iPad, etc., onto your Smart TV. You can use the AirBeamTV app with the LG smart TV, Samsung TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Follow the steps outlined below to link your iPhone or iPad to your smart TV.

  1. Visit the Apple app store and download the AirBeamTV app on your Apple device. Ensure that you choose the appropriate version of the AirBeamTV app for your smart TV.
  2. Install and set it up on your mobile device. 
  3. Open the App. Search and select your TV from the list of options presented to you.
  4. Then you click on the ‘Start Broadcast’ option.

If you are using the Amazon Firestick, follow the suggestions outlined below to cast Twitch to the Amazon Fire TV.

  1. Download the AirBeamTV app on your Apple device. Again, please remember to download the appropriate app version to match your device. In this case, pick the version that can be cast from your Apple device or laptop to your Fire TV from the Apple app store.
  2. If your Apple device is a Macbook, you will need to install the PKG file. If you need help, you can use a smart installer program to take you through the necessary steps.
  3. Ensure that you give the app all the necessary permissions requested in your System Preferences.
  4. Open your Twitch app or website and enjoy streaming your online videos.

If your smart TV is an Apple TV, you can mirror your iPhone screen to your Apple Tv and watch Twitch. You need to follow the steps below:

  1. First, ensure that you connect your iPhone or iPad and your Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network internet connection.
  2. Go to your ‘Control Center’ and select the ‘Screen Mirroring’ option.
  3. Click on that, search for, and select your Apple TV. Once you are connected, you can open your Twitch app and start watching your smart TV.

How to watch Twitch on your Smart TV using Turbio

You can use the Turbio app to cast the screen of your Android or Apple device onto your smart TV to watch Twitch. Follow the steps set out below to use the Turbio app to watch Twitch on your smart TV.

  1. Ensure that your mobile phone and your smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi internet connection. It is vital you do this because the Turbio app connects to your smart TV through the internet connection. Once this is done correctly, the app will pair your phone to your TV once it is activated.
  2. Download the Turbio app from the Apple or Android app store and install it on your phone.
  3. Set it up and open the app.
  4. Select a small TV icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen. You will be presented with a list of TVs connected to the same Wi-Fi connection as your mobile device. Select your smart TV.
  5. To watch Twitch, you use the Turbio app as a search engine. Search for ‘Twitch.tv’ in the search bar and select from the results presented.
  6. You can then choose your preferred stream, click on it, and it should be cast on your smart TV as well.