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How to Install Twitch on Android TV

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Twitch on Android TV

Twitch is a renowned streaming platform for the gaming community. On the Twitch platform, you can watch gameplay videos, live stream your gameplay, discuss game tactics, and more. Twitch also features chat to discuss with other gamers. You can install the Twitch app on selected Android TV models from the Google Play Store.

How to Install Twitch on Android TV

As Twitch is a gaming-based app, it needs some device requirements. In most Android TVs, the requirements can’t be met. You can install the Twitch app from the Play Store on limited devices like NVIDIA Shield TVs and the latest models of Sony Smart TVs.

#1. Launch the home screen on your NVIDIA Shield or Sony Android TV and click on the Apps tab.

Android TV Home screen

#2. Open the Google Play Store and click on the Search bar. You can also open the Play Store from the Favorite Apps section.

#3. Enter Twitch on the search bar and search for it.

#4. From the suggestions list, click on the Twitch icon.

Twitch icon on Google Play Store

#5. Following that, click on Install to download the app.

#6. Once the app gets installed, click on Open.

How to Activate Twitch on Android TV

The Twitch app on Smart TVs won’t offer the Sign In feature. You need to activate the app manually.

#1. Open the Twitch app on your Android TV.

#2. You will get an activation on your TV screen.

#3. Visit the Twitch activation website twitch.tv/activate/profile on your smartphone or PC.

#4. Sign in with your Twitch account and tap the Activate button.

Enter the code to activate Twitch on your device

#5 Twitch is now activated on your Android TV. Start watching live streams, gameplay videos, and more.

Twitch home screen on Android TV

Alternate Method: Cast Twitch on Android TV

If the Twitch app is not available on your Android TV, you can install the Twitch app on your smartphone and cast it on your TV.

#1. Connect your Android TV and smartphone to the same WiFi network.

#2. Download and install Twitch on your smartphone from the Play Store.

#3. Launch the Twitch app on your smartphone or tablet.

#4. Tap the Cast icon.

Cast Twitch to Android TV

#4. This will prompt you to search for available devices. Select your Android TV.

#5. That’s all. It will start casting the contents to your tv screen.

How to Access Twitch Website on Android TV

On the Twitch website, you can watch all videos without any restrictions. You can access the Twitch website on your Android TV.

#1. Open any of the web browsers on Android TV.

#2. Go to the Twitch website (https://www.twitch.tv/).

Twitch website

#3. Click the Log In button and sign in with your account.

Log in to Twitch

#4. Click the Search Bar to look for a specific video.

Search on Twitch

#5. Then, play any video content and watch them on your Android TV.

How to Watch Twitch Outside the US [Twitch APK]

Unfortunately, Twitch is not available in Canada, China, Russia, Spain, and a few countries. In this case, you cannot download and use Twitch using any official app store. Therefore, you have to follow sideloading process to install and use the Twitch app.

#1. Launch Google Play Store on your TV.

#2. Click on the Search Bar and enter Downloader.

#3. From the list, select the app and click on the Install button to get Downloader on Android Smart TV.

#4. Once it is installed, open Settings and choose the Device Preferences option.

Device preferences on settings

#5. Choose the Security & restrictions feature.

security & restrictions

#6. Select Install Unknown Apps and turn on the Downloader toggle.

Install unknown apps

#7. Now, open the Downloader app and click on Allow.

#8. Download the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL (browser.aftvnews.com).

#9. Then, enter the Twitch Android TV APK URL and click Go.

#10. Open the file that you have downloaded. Click Install to start downloading.

#11. After the installation, it will display a pop-up to delete the downloaded file.

#12. Click Delete to remove the Twitch Android TV APK file.

#13. Open the Twitch app and watch all the videos.

Watch Twitch Using a VPN

VPN should be used to hide your location and surf the web through the encrypted tunnel. It will protect your data and privacy and also allow you to access restricted content. There are many VPN providers available for Android TV with plenty of features. Pick a VPN that suits your requirements.

By installing the Twitch app on Android TV, you watch the live stream of all the competitive games on a bigger screen. As a streamer, you can use Twitch to live stream all your gaming skills from different devices like Xbox, PC, PS5, Switch, and more. You can stream all the popular games like Grand Theft Auto V, League of Legends, Minecraft, Apex Legends, Valorant, Call of Duty, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, Dota 2, and many more.


1) Is the Twitch app free?

Yes. The Twitch app is free to download and stream Live Stream videos. As a streamer, you may need to purchase premium tiers for advanced features.

2) Is Twitch a safe platform?

Yes. Twitch is a safe platform to watch and live-stream gaming sessions. In fact, it is one of the preferable streaming platforms for gamers, along with YouTube Gaming.

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