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The new Twitch app has all of the basics that stream viewers will need — browse, search, favorite channels. You can log into your account via a QR code or a special link.
The app is a bit fragmented, as you won’t be able to see or interact with a channel’s chat — though you can access it on your phone via a QR code. You also cannot stream to your own channel from the Switch. It’s strictly for watching.
Twitch joins a growing number of entertainment apps on the Switch, including Hulu and YouTube. There’s still a dearth of streaming services on the app with the exception of Hulu — no Netflix, no Disney+. Nintendo consoles previously had Netflix apps, though Nintendo ended support for the app on the Wii U and 3Ds in January.
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