Twitch has announced that it will no longer support its app on the Nintendo Switch. According to information on its support page, starting from November 6, 2023, users will no longer be able to download the Twitch app from the eShop. For those who have already downloaded the app, they will no longer be able to use it starting from January 31, 2024.
Representatives from Twitch explained that this was a difficult decision to remove the app from the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo continues to be a valuable partner, and the company appreciates the support from the Switch community throughout.
The Twitch app launched on the Switch in 2021, but users have been less than satisfied with its functionality. Issues include the app not displaying chat messages, requiring users to use another screen to view them. Additionally, the app itself does not provide a direct way to support streamers, and it does not allow for gamecasting.
Twitch will no longer support its app on the Nintendo Switch starting from November 6, 2023. Users who have already downloaded the app will lose access to it from January 31, 2024. The decision was difficult, and Twitch appreciates Nintendo’s partnership and the support from the Switch community. The Twitch app on the Switch has faced criticism for its lack of chat message display, inability to directly support streamers, and inability to gamecast.