Twitch in the News


10News : Gaming, video streaming unite as TwitchCon returns to San Diego

February 21, 2019

What 10News said...

For all who attend, it's a massive party with esports competitions, meet-and-greets, and live entertainment...

Business Insider

Business Insider : Twitch just opened a new San Francisco headquarters, and it's a gamer's paradise. Take a look inside

December 16, 2018

What Business Insider said...

The nine-floor office is a gamer's paradise, with two six-person competitive gaming rooms, two live-streaming rooms, and a full arcade.


VentureBeat : Twitch takes a look back at great moments in livestreaming in 2018

December 14, 2018

What VentureBeat said...

Twitch has come a long way since it debuted...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter : Fortnite, Twitch... Will Smith? 10 Digital Players Disrupting Traditional Hollywood

November 1, 2018

What Hollywood Reporter said...

Emmett Shear and Ninja -- The Hollywood Reporter highlights this year’s biggest, most buzzed-about movers and shakers in the online space.


Variety : Variety 500 Entertainment Leaders & Icons -- Emmett Shear

October 30, 2018

What Variety said...

...for hardcore gamers, Twitch is the platform of choice due to its superior live interactivity and monetization options.

NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area : TwitchCon Brings Thousands of Gamers, Streamers to San Jose

October 26, 2018

What NBC Bay Area said...

Twitch might be what the future of online entertainment looks like if the numbers continue to grow.


Adweek : 2018’s Digital Hot List: The Movers and Innovators That Got Us Excited This Year

October 14, 2018

What Adweek said...

...Twitch’s ad-grabbing promise is just getting started.


Fortune : Twitch Is Launching a Creator Camp to Make You a Better Streamer

July 24, 2018

What Fortune said...

If you’ve been watching streamers online and have been wondering how you could build your own channel up, Twitch is offering some help.


TechCrunch : Twitch streamers can now let viewers react with GIFs

July 17, 2018

What TechCrunch said...

Extensions are one of Twitch’s differentiating features in the game streaming market. Thanks to Twitch’s scale, there are now thousands of these add-ons and overlays in development, and over 250 which have gone live since the feature’s launch.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle : Online video game powerhouse Twitch the ‘future of entertainment’

June 17, 2018

What San Francisco Chronicle said...

Twitch does something that traditional TV broadcasts can’t.

The Guardian

The Guardian : Doctor Who on Twitch: can a 500-episode marathon turn gamers into fans?

June 6, 2018

What The Guardian said...

The event has seen the hashtag #DoctorWhoOnTwitch break out of the realms of the gaming video service and on to other social media platforms.

USA Today

USA Today : NBA 2K League signs partnership with Twitch

April 18, 2018

What USA Today said...

NBA 2K League will have an esports-ready home on Twitch, which already has over 15 million daily users.

Tom's Guide

Tom's Guide : Inside the Future of Twitch: Watching Is the New Playing

March 30, 2018

What Tom's Guide said...

Thanks to powerful new Twitch technologies, you won't just be passively consuming game broadcasts — you'll be an active participant in them.

New York Times

New York Times : Drake Conquers Another Streaming Service: Twitch

March 15, 2018

What New York Times said...

The high-wattage streaming session is another sign of the gaming industry emerging as a major force in mainstream culture. Amazon bought Twitch in 2014, as gamer communities were tuning in around the world in numbers that rivaled the average prime-time viewership of some cable networks.


Mashable : Amazon Prime subscribers with Twitch Prime get free video games

March 13, 2018

What Mashable said...

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber and don't take advantage of Twitch Prime, now is a good time to connect your accounts.

Fast Company

Fast Company : The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018 Honorees by Sector: Gaming

February 20, 2018

What Fast Company said...

#4 Twitch - For finding more ways for fans to support the video-game streamers they love

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone : People Watched 355 Billion Minutes of Content on Twitch Last Year

February 6, 2018

What Rolling Stone said...

Twitch likes to get creative with its yearly retrospectives. Now, it's taking a look back at 2017 in comic book form.


TechCrunch : Every Overwatch League game will be streamed on Twitch for the next two years

January 9, 2018

What TechCrunch said...

Twitch’s Overwatch deal is another step on the road to ensuring that Activision’s new league hits the ground running.

USA Today

USA Today : NBA, G League stay ahead of the curve with Twitch partnership

December 13, 2017

What USA Today said...

The vision, it seems clear, is for the NBA to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the future of hoops programming.

MCV Pacific

MCV Pacific : Bleed Purple

October 22, 2017

What MCV Pacific said...

To me, TwitchCon is like no other event on earth, and its one I hope to keep coming back to for years to come.


TechCrunch : Twitch unveils a suite of new tools to help creators grow their channels and make money

October 20, 2017

What TechCrunch said...

Though Extensions have only been live for six weeks, they’ve already been seen by over 15 million viewers, and over 1,100 developers have registered to create an Extension.


VentureBeat : Amazon’s Twitch opens official online merchandise store

October 2, 2017

What VentureBeat said...

It’s no surprise, as Twitch is owned by e-commerce giant Amazon. It represents one more way that both Twitch and its community of users can generate revenue.

Seattle Times

Seattle Times : Twitch turns from video games to politics with voter drive

September 26, 2017

What Seattle Times said...

The virtual pipes of San Francisco-based Twitch beam videos of everything from competitive “Call of Duty” matches to people eating and offering their commentary on all sort of daily activities.

SF Gate

SF Gate : Twitch leaps from virtual to physical sports with lucha libre wrestling

August 23, 2017

What SF Gate said...

[Streaming TripleMania XXV] makes sense given Twitch’s demographic and overall profile…[the] broader audience that they can appeal to, the more they can get people to sign onto Prime.


VideoInk : Twitch Gives More Power to The Creator with New Measurement Stats

August 21, 2017

What VideoInk said...

With the flood of video constantly being uploaded to the internet, viewers, now more than ever, have more options to choose from and a more tailored experience in mind. Therefore, the more specific the stats the more tailored the experience and, in turn, the more satisfied the audience.

New York Times

New York Times : A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing

July 19, 2017

What New York Times said...

Twitch has also ramped up against harassment. The company has introduced tools like AutoMod, which uses machine learning and natural language processing to identify and block inappropriate content during chats.

LA Times

LA Times : Twitch reaches 2-year streaming rights deal for Blizzard e-sports events

June 20, 2017

What LA Times said...

The global exclusivity deals a blow to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN and other apps competing for streaming rights to the growing form of entertainment.


Polygon : Twitch’s non-gaming marathons are positive, personal and very necessary right now

May 15, 2017

What Polygon said...

Each of these marathons has felt more like a place to relax than a publicity stunt, and that's why they're so successful.


Variety : Twitch Will Let More Streamers Earn Money, After Users Spend Over $12 Million on Cheering Emoji

April 21, 2017

What Variety said...

The first tool available to Twitch Affiliates will be Cheering, which has proven very popular on the service.


NPR : Games Are Taking A Back Seat To Players On Video Game Streaming Sites

March 12, 2017

What NPR said...

While video games are the common interest that attracts millions of viewers to Twitch, players often become as big a draw as the game they're playing.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine : Twitch Isn’t the New Twitter. It’s Even Bigger Than That

March 8, 2017

What New York Magazine said...

Twitch has grown into a successful company almost entirely outside of what we consider mainstream social media.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal : Amazon to sell game downloads from Twitch streams

February 27, 2017

What Wall Street Journal said...

Twitch ranks No. 8 among the top 500 most visited websites in the U.S. by average time spent per visitor.

Marketing Land

Marketing Land : Why marketers should be paying attention to Twitch

January 16, 2017

What Marketing Land said...

When I checked Twitter mentions of the channel vs. the biggest platforms in the gaming industry over the last three months of 2016, it became clear that the live-streaming brand is very much top of mind, easily keeping pace or beating mentions of the biggest players in the space.


Kotaku : Twitch’s AutoMod Is Already A Game-Changer, Streamers Say

December 14, 2016

What Kotaku said...

The streaming platform released an automated moderation feature called AutoMod that is already, some streamers say, a game-changer.


WIRED : “Twitch Prime” Adds Gaming Goodies to Amazon Prime Benefits

September 30, 2016

What WIRED said...

Fans of Twitch now have a big reason to pay $99 a year for Amazon Prime, and it's called Twitch Prime.

Daily Dot

Daily Dot : 11 of the best emotes on Twitch

August 22, 2016

What Daily Dot said...

Twitch emotes can be a work of art, a tiny masterpiece of brilliance that conveys emotion or even whole sentences in just one image.

Tom’s Guide

Tom’s Guide : Twitch Buying Curse is Match Made in Gaming Heaven

August 16, 2016

What Tom’s Guide said...

Twitch picking up Curse just makes a ton of sense, and as long as the latter brand is still able to offer the tools and wikis it's known for, this seems like a big win for fans of either product.

Associated Press

Associated Press : In video games, spectating is the new advertising

July 13, 2016

What Associated Press said...

The rise of online audiences watching video gamers stream themselves playing isn't simply a new form of entertainment seen by millions. It's also driving video game sales... : Twitch opens new Austin office

July 11, 2016

What said...

Streaming platform Twitch is expanding its physical presence as well as its digital one, opening a new office in Austin, Texas.

The Next Web

The Next Web : Twitch wants you to ‘Cheer’ your favorite broadcasters with premium emotes called ‘Bits’

June 27, 2016

What The Next Web said...

The revenue from bits is split between developers on Twitch and the broadcasters themselves, a cool new way to show your support to the Twitch community as a whole.


CNBC : Watch me play video games! Amazon's Twitch platform draws users and dollars

May 14, 2016

What CNBC said...

Only time will tell if Twitch can become the behemoth for Amazon that some predict. But Wall Street and streamers have bet big on the company's revenue sharing model.


Engadget : Twitch transforms into a social network with new 'Friends' feature

April 22, 2016

What Engadget said...

After launching private messaging, Party Chat and profile updates to Twitch, Amazon's livestreaming service will finally become a niche social network with today's announcement: Friends.

New York Times

New York Times : Flinging Emojis, Twitch Chatters Revel as Julia Child Cooks

March 21, 2016

What New York Times said...

In this case, Mrs. Child's show was the appetizer. The Twitch community was the main course.


Engadget : Twitch wants developers to bake streaming directly into games

March 15, 2016

What Engadget said...

The live-streaming juggernaut has announced Stream First, an initiative that it says is focused on making sure Twitch broadcasting is built into a game's design process from the outset.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal : Meet the Interactive Stars of Gaming Site Twitch

February 24, 2016

What Wall Street Journal said...

The massive success of Twitch, a platform for live-streamed videogames, marks a new era for interactive celebrity.

Fast Company

Fast Company : Chosen as one of The Most Innovative Companies of 2016

February 16, 2016

What Fast Company said...

[Twitch is one of The Most Innovative Companies of 2016] for making its niche video-streaming platform indispensable to the gaming industry.


Bloomberg : This Chart Shows Gamers Went Crazy for Fallout 4 Streaming Video

November 11, 2015

What Bloomberg said...

Twitch's top channels had about 10 times as many viewers as YouTube Gaming on average during the crucial viewing period shortly after the game came out. The numbers show Google has a long way to go to catch up to Twitch.


ArsTechnica : Twitch’s Bob Ross marathon is the most beautiful thing the Internet has ever created

November 4, 2015

What ArsTechnica said...

The Joy of Painting is truly a delightful show, and Twitch, remarkably, has helped me enjoy it even more.


Engadget : TwitchCon made me a Twitch convert

October 9, 2015

What Engadget said...

This first show was one of the best events I've been to for work, period. And I recently found myself doing something I never thought: watching Twitch for fun.


VentureBeat : Twitch’s first convention had more than 20K in-person attendees and 1.9M viewers

September 28, 2015

What VentureBeat said...

The livestreaming site revealed that more than 20,000 people came to its first-ever TwitchCon fan event. That's an impressive number considering this is the first time the Amazon-owned company has ever done anything like this.


AdWeek : These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

May 27, 2015

What AdWeek said...

Watching video games like it's TV is becoming a top entertainment choice. Video game streaming site Twitch has 100 million monthly users now, an increase of or 122 percent. Twitch can draw 1 million viewers at the same time.


MCV : 'There's an art to making your games fun to watch' - Twitch on its astonishing rise and what's next

May 27, 2015

What MCV said...

If 2014 was the year of streaming, it was also the year of Twitch. Now synonymous with the online video service it brought to the fore of the games industry, Twitch's third year in business marked a record-breaking 12 months for the company.


Digiday : Amazon’s Twitch is gaining ground as an ad platform

April 15, 2015

What Digiday said...

Twitch is hitting a lot of sweet spots for brands.


Billboard : Twitch to Webcast Ultra Music Festival Through New Partnership

March 23, 2015

What Billboard said...

We don't tolerate mediocrity and our switch to Twitch is yet another step in the continuum.

Fast Company (print and online)

Fast Company (print and online) : The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Gaming

February 9, 2015

What Fast Company (print and online) said...

Today more people watch live streams on Twitch during prime time than the number of people who watch cable networks like MTV and CNN.


AdWeek : Here Are This Year's Digital Hot List Winners

December 7, 2014

What AdWeek said...

Hottest Video Platform. Our Choice: Twitch.


Inc. : Readers' Choice for Company of the Year Is Twitch

December 1, 2014

What Inc. said...

Businesses in general could take a cue from the dynamic way Twitch carved out a massive market for itself.


Inc. : How Giving Gamers the Controls Unleashed One Massive Audience

November 19, 2014

What Inc. said...

Businesses in general could take a cue from the dynamic way Twitch carved out a massive market for itself.


BBC : Twitch - where 60 million gamers watch other gamers

November 5, 2014

What BBC said...

[Twitch] has become the poster child of the video game generation.


Forbes : How One Morning On Twitch Changed My Perception Of Livestreaming And Game Reviews Forever

September 19, 2014

What Forbes said...

Twitch has the power to threaten traditional, text-based (and thus one-sided) games journalism. Now I'm convinced that this could and should be the new platform for reviewing video games, by putting the experience in your community's hands.

New York Times

New York Times : Charting the Rise of Twitch

August 26, 2014

What New York Times said...

Twitch's peak viewership now rivals the average prime-time viewers of some cable networks.


Forbes : How Big Is Twitch's Audience? Huge.

January 16, 2014

What Forbes said...

Twitch ended 2013 with more than 45 million unique monthly viewers who watched, on average, 106 minutes of video a day.


Businessweek : The Golden Age of Watching Other People Play Video Games

November 24, 2013

What Businessweek said...

It's too soon to know whether Microsoft or Sony will emerge victorious from this round of the great video-game console wars, but it may not be premature to name the real winner: Twitch.