Twitch (https://twitch.tv) is an American video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams. Content on the site can be viewed either live or via video on demand.
By 2015, Twitch had more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million viewers per month. As of 2017, Twitch remained the leading live streaming video service for video games in the US, and had an advantage over YouTube Gaming. As of May 2018, it had 2.2 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with around a million average concurrent users. As of May 2018, Twitch had over 27,000 partner channels.
Smosh on Twitch
- Damien's Twitch Channel was mentioned in the SmoshCast episodes "Body Dysmorphia & Why Damien Hates Dating" and "Shoud We Keep Our Relationships Private?".
- Wes's Twitch Channel was mentioned in the SmoshCast episode "Does Wes Miss Being At Smosh?".
- "Smosh Games is Coming to Twitch!" was the announcment video for Smosh Games moving to Twitch.
- The SmoshCast episode "Talkin' Twitch" was entirely dedicated to discussing Twitch.
- Twitch was the main focus of Every Blank Ever episode Every Twitch Stream Ever.
- On September 3, 2020, Mari Takahashi co-hosted Twitch's first Chat's Choice Awards.