It is a great place to know more people and it shows that maybe in the future this could be your job. It is a great life learning experience
Why can't people leave things alone? 1/5
By Rae Ford
What was once a great app, is now nearly unbearable. Streams frequently reload, causing you to miss precious seconds of viewing. Also, the app plays ads that are not being played by the streamer during the middle of the stream. It is way too easy to accidentally switch to another stream by unintentional swiping. Seriously twitch, leave well enough alone. The previous version of the app was much better and easier to navigate.
Just Perfect 5/5
No issues after recent update. New UI is very clean and easy to navigate.
App doesn't keep phone unlocked 5/5
I love the app, but it sometimes lets the phone fall asleep while using it. Also, this prevents me from using it with my appletv since it ends up timing out. Please fix!
App review 2/5
Difficult to navigate and feels cluttered.
Very Good 4/5
By Codesmith K
The new Twitch app is even better than before. I only wish there was a way to manage subscriptions in the app.
New layout makes finding vods from streamers I follow too difficult 1/5
Basically stopped using the app for this reason, this review is written in July 2017
This update is horrible. Its not a social media platform, and thats not what we want. Dont be autistic. Revert back please and will change to 3 stars, which may still be generous.
Go back to the older app... 3/5
...but keep night mode.
Bad interface 1/5
The new interface is so clunky. It's way to easy to swipe to other channels. Sometimes it will also bug out and make it impossible to get some banners off the screen. Really annoying update overall.
Bad functionality 1/5
By wut should my nikname be?
I've tried for 2 days now to log in. Have had many difficulties with resetting my password, starting at the home screen "getting started" and have yet to watch a twitch stream. All bad.
The update is just a huge step back. Loved it how it was before
The bar wouldn't go down
Way to many bugs 1/5
By An Open Box
From videos glitching out, menu bars not going away. The new update is terrible and frustrating
Swipe Surfing is terrible 1/5
Although I feel like this update has made twitch a lot more difficult to navigate my single most hated aspect of this new update is swipe surfing. Whenever I swipe in attempts to open up chat I accidentally get flung into some other stream and when I swipe back to the original stream I have to swipe the side like 4 times before I open chat instead of going to another stream. Please either make an option to turn on swipe surfing or just remove it all around it's such a frustrating feature.
Gets worse with each update 1/5
By HoBo Jackson
Trying way too hard to implement features that I just won't ever use. I have a list of streamers I enjoy watching, like to watch vod's quite often. It is extremely difficult to go back and find old material. I have yet to find collections available on channels I can easily find on the PC.
By Le Samourai
Previous version was better.
Where's my picture in picture for my iPad Pro? 1/5
I know this app has PiP. Now utilize it.
First time writing a review. Not good 1/5
The latest update is seriously two steps backward. If I accidentally put my finger on my phone I'm on a different channel. I can't see or get to things as easy anymore. Twitch should really role this update back in my opinion. I'm an everyday twitch user. Really regret updating. Is there a way to go back to previous versions?
Horrible update 1/5
I don't usually write reviews but this one warranted it.
9.0 took away a lot of the convenience of the app and threw in a few extra bugs, like random freezing.
Things that went away were easy to find past streams instead of having to search by game as well as this new feature that switches channels whenever your finger happens to make contact with the screen.
I hope they fix these issues in subsequent follow ups. The way the app is now isn't worth using.
Update: I changed my rating from 2 stars to 1. There is simply no good things to say about the current version of Twitch's app.
They took what was a great app, rolled it in dog crap, lit it on fire, ran over it with a truck, hit it with a sledgehammer, threw it off a high rise, then put lipstick on it and sent it to Apple.
It's worse than bad: It's garbage. A frustrating user experience. Would give 0 stars if possible.
Horrible Updated Constant Crashes and more! 1/5
Ever since I downloaded the new and "improved" update it's been an nightmare. First of all the quality: now randomly the stream goes form 1080p to 720p. And the audio becomes EXTREMELY muffled and hard to understand. Secondly the crashes: I can't go 10 minutes with out the stream freezing and blacking out for 5-15 seconds. It's really takes out of the overall experience and interaction. Also randomly things simply won't load. I tried everything! I restarted my phone, closed the app, and even re-installed it. And it's still terrible! I've been using Twitch for YEARS and its never been this bad definitely an ALL TIME LOW! Oh and not to mention the ads are even worst somehow!! Every 5-10 minutes I get and ad. EVERY SINGLE TIME I switch to a different stream I get and ad. It's just full of ads it seems like it tripled! And the ads were bad before how did they manage to screw that up too?!
Wonderful TV 5/5
This is a great substitute to cable television.
Dark Mode is nice, but... 2/5
When I watch Twitch, I do it for one of 2 reasons: Either I want to watch a livestream of someone I follow, or I want to watch a VOD or video of someone I follow. The first reason is still as easy as ever to accomplish: as soon as you open the app, everyone you follow who's streaming is right there in front of you. But the second reason is now more annoying. If you want to watch a VOD from someone who's streaming, you go to their stream (falsely inflating their viewer count), tap their profile picture to go to their channel, go to their videos tab, tap "past broadcasts", then scroll to and tap the VOD you want to watch. This is opposed to 2 taps and a scroll on the previous version. But the more egregious example is trying to watch a VOD of a streamer who's hosting another streamer. Instead of going to the stream, you need to USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION to find their channel, as if you aren't following them. This is not only unintuitive, but it's so many more actions than the last system. This is terrible design.
One terrible new feature is how new users are automatically following people who stream the games they like. This means some streamers with follower notifications will be notified of people who will never watch their streams. Normally, people join because they already know someone they want to follow. Unfollowing everyone is also a chore.
Another terrible new feature is how swiping to the left or right changes the stream you watch. I don't like hopping from stream to stream, so every time I've done this I've done it by accident. And it's easy to do by accident. And even if I wanted to change streams, I usually have a stream in mind that I want to switch to, so rolling the dice on which stream I swipe to is not optimal.
I would have been happy with this update if it only added Dark Mode. But this unneeded UI change sours this update. If you haven't updated, don't.
Update is trash 1/5
Old version was trash but still better than this trash.
Way too many bugs 1/5
By Bah bahahaha
I had to edit my review. The new UI is nice but there are so many bugs making this app a lot worse than the old one to use now.
Worst Update...App Unusable Now! 1/5
By Guida game master
The app was fine. The new updated version is impossible to navigate. Haven't been on twitch since the update.
new app is bad 1/5
i dont enjoy the new app , i dont like the required log in, it is also not as convenient as it use to be. good job....... NOT.
It's Broke...for me...listen all to my whining 2/5
I made an account, and started watching a guy who I thought was funny. I wasn't banned or anything, but My messages can't be read by the chat. *Insert Triggered même here*
Extremely bad!!! 1/5
By Moath alaqili
So many bugs,literally unusable
Wow a huge step back... 2/5
Dam the time that I upgrade to this version. Its all buggy and slow. It was perfect not anymore. I still have the old version on my phone and luckily I just upgraded the one in my Ipad pro. PPL do not upgrade to this version.
By DDP DUSTIN DWAYNE PARKER
I can't navigate this dang app and IT IS PISSING ME OFF. GIVE US A TUTORIAL YOU PIECES OF CRAP.
As a streamer, I hate this update 1/5
Aside from the new layout being super counter-intuitive, there are still some basic functional that are very broken.
The chat doesn't scroll properly. When you pull up the keyboard and then tap back on the chat to make the keyboard go away the chat scrolls up a couple lines, keeping it from auto scrolling with new messages. Also, you can't pull up the chat when watching in landscape on an iPad.. who's idea was that??
Hosting is broken. We host someone at the end of every stream to build relationships. On mobile is says "now hosting " in the chat but the broadcast stays on the original streamer.
You also can't tap on the game that the person you're watching is playing. If I'm watching Halo scrims and want to looks for another players POV I can't just tap on Halo like I used to.
Can we finally get a sub button on mobile? The preview image before the release showed the button.
Notification bug 2/5
By Reverse Entry R32
When you get a stream notification and click on it, the stream says offline.
Forced video layout + ads? 3/5
This version is complicated and glitchy. Videos buffer forever.
No sliding or riot 2/5
Take out the slide feature plz
Awful update 1/5
No longer can I swipe to open the chat, it goes to a new stream extremely annoying.
The lock button no longer closes the app and it will keep playing incredibly annoying.
The bottom layout stays up way to long and when I click it will sometimes go away or just prolong it.
It cuts out randomly on streams.
This update is annoying and makes the experience much worse.
Won't let me log in with Facebook anymore. This is utter BS. Now I can't watch my favorite streamers.
Mobile app 3/5
By Sakura Rae
When a channel I follow hosts another channel, I can't access the followed channel's archives unless I tap in a very specific spot.
Bad update 2/5
I loved using the app both on my iPhone 6 and my ancient iPad1.
Unfortunately after the last update, the app stopped working on my iPad and it was one of the last apps that still worked.
Ya boi 5/5
Papa pewds is the best
New Update 1/5
By Call of booty
Old version was much better, this one is buggy and barely works
New version is a usability downgrade. I have to put in more work to navigate to what I want, and some things I still don't know how to do. For instance, if a streamer is hosting someone else, I can't find a way to view the streamer's previous videos because when I click on the streamer all I get is the other guy's stream and no other options. Also, I like to airplay streams and multitask. Well now periodically the stream will just go dead and I have to stop what I'm doing and manually refresh it, often at really annoying times. Also the stream defaults to auto and never remembers I have it set to source when I start up a stream.
Where did the chat feature go? Cant find it. 2/5
I have to update my review. I loved the last version of this app. In the newest update of the app, it's a lot tougher to navigate the app. A lot tougher to discover games. A lot tougher to find the live video feeds you want. App is not well organized. the giant list of games has made the poster art of each game incredibly small. I find this a regrettable decision because I loved looking at the artwork and choosing games based on that. Now I cant even see a picture of the artwork for the game because the list made the icon too small. I cant even find out where the chat feature is any more. (Last version of the app was MUCH MORE intuitive, easier to use, easier to navigate and overall more aesthetically pleasing). Disappointed with this update to the point where I dont want to use this app any more.
I love ads 2/5
Gosh do I love ads, great ad watching app.
New update is horrible 1/5
This update has ruined the app and made it extremely hard to navigate, the new layout is confusing and overly complicated also with the new update I cant even watch a stream without it buffering for 5 minutes straight. The only good addition this update has had is the new stream scroll feature
A good case of Aesthetics of Functionality. 1/5
Currently on the app there are 3 things bound to swiping from right to left if you are an iPad, (multitasking, opening chat, and changing the stream), 2 things bound to swiping left to right (closing chat, changing the stream) and it also has the issue where chat and the touch keyboard both overlay over the stream making it impossible to watch and talk, you can only do one or the other on a platform that relies on both at the same time...
Not to mention a bug that automatically follows people in your recommended list and when you go to type it always starts with the chat scrolled up to the very top instead of the bottom with all the new messages...
While the look is nice it functions horribly, pass on the update if you can.
It's decent 3/5
Gotta get it if you like twitch and want it in your phone, browser version is quite poor although the app needs improvement
Bugged Overlay 1/5
The twitch overlay pops up every few minutes while watching a stream and the only way to make it go away is to reload the stream.
Gets the job done