Twitch is “ending support” for its Switch app early next year

Twitch has revealed that it will be “Ending support” for the Nintendo Switch Twitch app on January 31, 2024.

Starting November 6, 2023 (aka next week), new users will also no longer be able to download the Twitch app from Nintendo’s Switch eShop. Once again, this will be followed by existing users losing access early next year.

Twitch shared the following statement with the edge About removing the app from the online store:

“We recently made the difficult decision to remove the Twitch app from Nintendo Switch. Nintendo remains an important partner and we appreciate all the support the Switch community has given to Twitch and our streamers.”

The Twitch app originally launched on the Switch eShop in November 2021 and allowed users to watch live gaming videos, eSports, and stream IRL, just the website and mobile app. Unfortunately, this also led to some complaints.

As we noted here on Nintendo Life at the time:

“It doesn’t appear you can use chat, or view chat, unless you’re not actually watching the stream, and you can’t stream games from Switch either. While watching a stream, the only options are to pause, hide the UI, or close the stream.”

If you haven’t used this app before, and are curious about what it looks like on Switch – there’s obviously still time to check it out. If you need help with this free download, there are full instructions on the Twitch website.

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