Can you get Twitch on Roku?

The most reliable way to watch Twitch on your Roku television is to mirror your Twitch account from an Android, iOS mobile, or desktop device.

Twitch started as a small community of gamers, but it has now grown to include many different kinds of niche content with their own communities on the platform.

Since you can no longer watch Twitch through official or unofficial Roku channels, the most reliable way to watch Twitch on your Roku television is by screen mirroring another device.

The popularity of Twitch

When Twitch was just launched, it consisted of a small community of people who formed even smaller sub-groups to watch each other play their favourite games.

Since this platform has gained traction as a mainstream entertainment platform, millions of users log in to find informative and entertaining live streams for various niche subjects, such as games, exercise, music, painting, and more.

Other than the variety of content available on Twitch, the fact that the platform only allows live streaming means that you can find something new to watch every time you log in.

Can you get Twitch on Roku?

Roku televisions and Twitch have had a somewhat tumultuous relationship throughout the years. In the past, you could stream Twitch on your Roku television through the official and dedicated Twitch channel.

This changed later on, and you could only watch Twitch through an unverified channel that you had to add to your Roku television manually.

If you were one of the users who added this unverified “Twoku” channel to your Roku television in order to stream Twitch, you would know that there was a disclaimer warning that Roku could remove the channel at any time if they detected that the content on the channel was not up to standard.

Then, in February 2022, Roku decided to remove the “Twoku” channel from their devices as well. This left many users confused and frustrated about the process of streaming Twitch on their Roku televisions.

Fortunately, there are ways to get around these issues and watch Twitch on your Roku television, but you can no longer add a dedicated channel to do so.

The best way to watch Twitch from your Roku television, currently, is to screen mirror your Android or iOS device, or your desktop with your Roku television and watch Twitch this way.

Screen mirror with an Android device

In order to mirror the screen of your Android device onto your Roku television, it is important to note that “screen mirroring” can have varying names on different android devices, such as Display Mirroring, Wireless Display, or Smart View.

However, the steps to enable this function remain similar for most devices, namely:

  • Step 1: Download the Twitch mobile application on your Android device
  • Step 2: Go to the settings menu on your Android device
  • Step 3: Click on the “Bluetooth and Device Connections” option
  • Step 4: Click on the “Cast” option and enable wireless display
  • Step 5: Select your Roku television from the list of devices
  • Step 6: On your Roku television, click the “Allow” button at the bottom of the prompt

Your Android device’s screen should now be mirrored on your Roku television, and you should be able to launch the Twitch mobile application on your Android device and watch it on your Roku television screen.

Screen mirror with iOS device

To mirror the screen of your iOS device on to your Roku television, you must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Download and open the Twitch mobile application on your iOS device
  • Step 2: Log in to your Twitch account and navigate to the channel you would like to watch
  • Step 3: Open the command centre by swiping down from the top right-hand side of your screen
  • Step 4: Enable the “Screen mirror” option from the command centre
  • Step 5: Select your Roku television from the list of devices
  • Step 6: Enter the four-digit security code on your Roku television

This allows you to watch Twitch by mirroring the screen of your iOS device on your Roku television.

Screen mirror with a desktop device

Mirroring the screen of a desktop to your Roku television is a similar process to mobile devices.

You need to open Twitch in your web browser and navigate to the actions centre on Windows devices, with the Windows key and the A key or the command centre on MacOS devices.

Then, you need to enable cast, screen mirror, or wireless display for your Roku television.