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(Pocket-lint) - Twitch has come to the Switch.

The Twitch app is now available as a free download in the eShop. It's a basic app, complete with three main tabs: a Home tab with recommended streams for you to watch, a Browse tab to discover streams by game or category, and a Search tab to look for streams. Clearly, it's only for watching streams.

Here's the description for the app:

"Watch livestream gaming videos, Esports and any IRL broadcast on your Nintendo Switch device! Sports are here. Tune into your favorites: basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, wrestling, hockey, pool, and much more through talk shows, league channels, Fantasy, and ESports."

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In comparison to the Twitch website or app, the Switch app is more limited. You can't use the Twitch app on Switch to stream your gameplay. You also can't see a stream’s chat on your Switch’s screen or a TV screen. However, if you scan a QR code, you can see the chat on your phone.

Also, to sign in to your account, you can either scan a QR code on your phone or enter an eight-digit code shown at https://www.twitch.tv/activate.

For more about the Nintendo Switch and how the eShop works, see Pocket-lint's guides and reviews:

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 12 November 2021.