This article explains how to watch Twitch on a Roku streaming device. There is no official Twitch channel on Roku, but you can still watch your favorite streamers live with a workaround.
How Do I Stream Twitch on Roku?
There are three ways to stream Twitch on Roku: the official Twitch channel, unofficial Twitch channels, and screen mirroring from a different device. The official Twitch channel is only available if you accessed Twitch on a Roku before the channel got removed, but the other two methods are open to everyone.
How to Watch Twitch on Your Roku With the Official Channel
The official Twitch channel isn’t available in the Roku Channel Store, but you can still get it if you have ever used it in the past. Here’s how to get the official Twitch channel on Roku:
Using a web browser, navigate to the Roku site and click Add channel with a code.
Roku site with “Add channel with a code” highlighted
Type twitchtv, and click add channel.
Roku add channel function with Twitch TV and Add Channel highlighted
Click OK to agree to proceed despite Roku’s warning.
Roku website with warning displayed and OK highlighted
It’s generally safe to install uncertified Roku channels with a good reputation, like Twitch and TWOKU, but there is some risk involved. If Roku determines you have added a channel that breaks their terms and conditions, you may lose the ability to add uncertified channels in the future. Your Roku would still work in that event, but you would only be able to use official channels from the Roku Channel Store.
Click Yes, add channel.
Roku channel store with Yes, add channel highlighted
How to Stream Twitch on Roku With an Unofficial Channel
If you have never used Twitch on Roku before, you can’t access the discontinued official channel. The next best option is to add an unofficial Twitch channel. These channels aren’t available through the Roku Channel Store, so you need to enter a code to access them.
Here’s how to add the unofficial TWOKU app to your Roku to stream Twitch:
Using a web browser, navigate to Roku’s site and click Add channel with a code.
Roku site with Add channel with a code highlighted
Type TWOKU, and click add channel.
Roku add channel with TWOKU and Add Channel highlighted
Click OK to acknowledge Roku’s warning and proceed.
Roku warning displayed and OK highlighted
Click Yes, add channel.
Yes, Add Channel highlighted in Roku store
How Does Screen Mirroring Twitch to Roku Work?
Screen mirroring or casting works by playing Twitch on a phone, tablet, or computer and then casting or screen mirroring to your Roku. Windows PCs use the wireless display feature, Macs and iPhones use AirPlay, Android devices use screen mirroring, also called screencast, and Samsungs use smart view.
Some Roku devices aren’t compatible with screen mirroring, and some devices can’t cast to Roku. Roku has a list of devices that support screen mirroring. If you can’t mirror to your Roku, try installing an unofficial Twitch channel directly on your Roku using the method described above.
To use Twitch with Roku through screen mirroring, you first open the Twitch app or website on your device. You then use wireless display, AirPlay, or screen mirroring to discover your Roku. Your device will search for available streaming devices, locate your Roku, and you can then select your Roku from the list of options.
When you select your Roku through your device’s wireless display, Airplay, or screen mirroring settings, your Roku will mirror your device’s display. You continue to control Twitch through your device, and you can select the full-screen option to view Twitch in full-screen mode on your television.