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How To Watch Twitch On A Roku TV? (3 Easy Ways)

How To Watch Twitch On A Roku TV

As someone who loves gaming and watching live streams, I’ve always been a big fan of Twitch. Their huge catalog of video game streams and esports events is hard to beat. So when I got a new Roku TV, one of the first things I wanted to figure out was how to watch Twitch on it.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just installing the Twitch app. Back in 2017, Amazon actually removed the official Twitch channel from all Roku devices. This means there’s no native Twitch app available for Roku users anymore.

However, there are still a few handy workarounds that allow you to stream Twitch on a Roku TV. In this guide, I’ll outline the options for accessing Twitch on Roku and walk through the steps for getting your favorite streamers on the big screen.

Why Did Amazon Remove Twitch From Roku?

Why Did Amazon Remove Twitch From Roku

Before jumping into the how-to, some background on why Roku no longer has an official Twitch app is helpful.

Amazon acquired Twitch back in 2014. At the time, the Twitch channel was available on Roku devices without issue. However, in March 2017, Amazon made the decision to pull the official Twitch app from the Roku store.

The likely reason? Competition with Amazon’s own streaming platform and devices. The Fire TV Stick competes directly with Roku as an affordable streaming media player. By removing Twitch from Roku, Amazon possibly hoped to drive more customers to purchase Fire TV products instead.

It’s an annoying move for Roku owners hoping to watch their favorite gaming streams. But as you’ll see, there are still methods to get Twitch working even without official support.

3 Ways To Stream Twitch on Your Roku TV

With no native Twitch app for Roku, here are 3 alternative options:

1. Use the Official Twitch Channel (For Previous Users Only)

If you already had the Twitch channel installed on your Roku before it was removed from the store, you may still be able to access it. Here’s how:

  1. On your computer, visit the Roku website and log into your account
  2. Click “Add Channel With a Code”
  3. Enter the channel code twitchtv
  4. Click “Add Channel” to confirm
  5. If Twitch is still available for your device, it will download and install
  6. Once installed, the channel should appear on your Roku TV’s home screen
  7. You may need to restart or update your Roku player before you can access the Twitch channel

Unfortunately, this method only works if you already had the Twitch channel installed previously. If your Roku never had the official Twitch app, this code won’t work.

2. Use Unofficial Twitch Channels

While the official Twitch app is gone, some unofficial Twitch channels exist that will still let you stream content on Roku devices:

  1. On your computer, visit the Roku website and log into your account
  2. Click “Add Channel With a Code”
  3. Enter the channel code TWOKU or C6ZVZD
  4. Click “Add Channel” to confirm
  5. The channel will download and install
  6. Restart your Roku device to access the new channel

Channels like TWOKU offer access to all Twitch streams and content. Just keep in mind these unofficial apps aren’t created or supported by Twitch directly. They may not work as reliably or be updated as often. But they do provide a workaround for streaming Twitch on Roku.

3. Screen Mirror Twitch From Another Device

If you have a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you can mirror Twitch streams from those devices directly onto your TV using your Roku player. This includes:

  • Windows/Mac: Use the built-in screen mirroring to send Twitch from your web browser to the Roku
  • Android: Cast streams from the Twitch Android app to your Roku
  • iPhone/iPad: Use AirPlay to mirror Twitch on your Apple device

Here are the basic steps:

Mirror from a Windows PC:

  1. On your computer, open Twitch in a web browser
  2. Click the Windows key + A to open the Action Center
  3. Click Connect > Cast or Project
  4. Select your Roku model to connect
  5. The Twitch stream will appear on your TV
  6. You can go fullscreen or adjust settings like projection mode in Windows

Mirror from an Android device:

  1. Open the Twitch app on your Android phone or tablet
  2. Choose a stream and select the Cast button (looks like a rectangle with wifi bars)
  3. Choose your Roku device to connect to
  4. Accept the prompt on your TV to begin casting the Twitch stream

Mirror from an iPhone/iPad with AirPlay:

  1. Open the Twitch app on your iOS device
  2. Tap the AirPlay icon (rectangle with arrow pointing up)
  3. Select your Roku device to begin casting to the TV
  4. Allow access on the TV prompt to mirror Twitch

Screen mirroring provides an easy way to get Twitch on your Roku TV no matter what device you have. Just remember to adjust any projection settings to your liking.


While the official Twitch channel is sadly no longer supported on Roku, there are still ways to enjoy Twitch on your Roku TV:

  • Use the Twitch channel code to reinstall the app (if you already had it)
  • Add unofficial Twitch channels like TWOKU as a workaround
  • Screen mirror Twitch streams from a computer, phone or tablet using built-in casting tools

Just be sure to check for compatibility issues first. Some older Roku devices don’t support mirroring or the TWOKU channel. Visit Roku’s support site for help troubleshooting display issues.

Hopefully this guide gave you the steps needed to get Twitch up and running on your Roku TV. Now you can enjoy live gaming streams, esports events and all your favorite Twitch content right from your living room. No more crowding around a tiny phone screen!

How To Watch Twitch On A Roku TV? (3 Easy Ways)

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