minimum age according to Twitch
13+ minimum age according to Twitch

What is Twitch?

Twitch is an online streaming platform and social network where you can watch or broadcast live streams and pre-recorded videos, and chat with other users. Twitch is mainly used by gaming and eSport players where they broadcast their gameplay with audio commentary. Twitch is also used to share and broadcast music, live sports, food programs and content authoring titles like Curseforge.

Twitch allows you to publish your own content and offers tutorials on how to become a streamer along with support packages to help you build your public profile. Twitch can also match you with software developers who need new content or tools produced.

Twitch is free to join with Twitch Prime accounts available for a monthly fee. Twitch Prime subscriptions include downloadable game titles and exclusive features and add-ons for popular game titles.

Twitch is available on desktop browser or mobile app, and can be linked to other social media platforms such as: Youtube, and Facebook.

You can also use users also use third-party voice chat apps like Discord to communicate while using Twitch to communicate with other users.


Platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360

Android: Twitch - Livestream Multiplayer Games & Esports

Apple iOS: Twitch - Live Game Streaming

How do people use Twitch?

Learn more about the risks and benefits associated with how people use online streaming platforms and social network sites like Twitch.

Twitch is used for: content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, messaging/online chat, photo/video sharing and screen capture.

How can you report inappropriate content or block communication?

  • User reports
    Learn how to report inappropriate content on Twitch.
  • Manage harassment
    What to do if you encounter abuse, harassment or other misconduct on Twitch.

How can you protect your personal information?

  • Privacy choices
    Use this guide for privacy advice when using Twitch, including how to keep your account as secure as possible.
  • Privacy notice
    Learn how Twitch collects, stores and shares your personal information.
  • Twitch security
    Learn how to keep your Twitch account as safe as possible.
  • Account security
    Learn about hacking and how to get help if you think your account has been compromised.

Key safety links

  • Community guidelines
    Read about the expected behaviour from you as a user of Twitch, the guidelines relating to all user-generated content and activity.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Offers a range of general help, safety and security information and popular topics.


Last updated: 01/03/2024