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Twitch is the biggest name in live-streaming. Launched in June 2011, Twitch quickly became the go-to home for video game streamers, growing to tens of millions of monthly viewers within just a few years. Amazon acquired the company in 2014, offering the commerce giant a powerful competitor to YouTube, with an audience the Google-owned video platform has struggled to reach. Twitch is best known for being home to Fortnite streamers like Ninja and Tfue; e-sports like Overwatch and League of Legends; and new phenomena, including Grand Theft Auto V role-playing. It’s also expanded beyond games to include activities like social eating and musical performances.

Twitch is testing channel surfing

Samsung’s gaming TV hub launches with Xbox, Stadia, and GeForce Now streaming

There’s a new Twitch viewer record, and it happened during a boxing stream

Twitch expands ad programs to pay streamers more money

NY attorney general is investigating Twitch, Discord, and 4chan over Buffalo shooting

How the Buffalo shooting livestream went viral

Years after the Christchurch mosque attacks, what have platforms learned?

YouTube Live stole one of Twitch’s best features and managed to make raids better

Streamers say reported cuts to Twitch pay-outs won’t go down well

How to get into the Overwatch 2 beta

Elgato’s latest capture card plays nicely with variable refresh rates

Twitch’s new boost feature puts porn on the homepage

Zoom is making it easy to plug your meeting directly into Twitch

Twitch rolls out improved reporting and appeals features

Razer’s new streaming accessories help make you sound and look better

Twitch has a new policy that will ban ‘harmful misinformation superspreaders’

Amazon Luna launches for anyone in the US

Facebook removes Russian misinformation network pushing fake news about the war in Ukraine

Twitch creates new program to pay streamers more reliably

Twitch streaming returns to the Xbox dashboard in a new update

Daft Punk streamed a 1997 concert on Twitch, and it may have been your only chance to see it

Twitch policy update bans sex and hard drugs from usernames

Amazon briefly banned itself on Twitch after rogue host exposed herself on air

Ludwig’s livestream was interrupted by a copyright warning days after joining YouTube

Twitch will use machine learning to detect people evading bans

Ludwig, the streamer who broke the all-time Twitch subs record this year, is moving to YouTube Gaming

Streamlabs will drop ‘OBS’ name after getting called out by open-source app

Twitch is now on the Switch

Twitch’s new Animals livestream category may give you that fuzzy feeling

Twitch is testing a rewind button

Netflix will support Twitch co-streaming for the first episode of Arcane

Twitch says passwords weren’t exposed in massive data breach

Twitch defaced with pictures of Jeff Bezos