I’m sort of obsessed with Twitch right now. It’s my go to procrastination platform. It’s been around since 2011, but I’ve only really just started getting into it. 

The charity drive by Geek and Sundry is what lead me there originally, and then I discovered that a lot of the content I watch on YouTube is first live-streamed on Twitch. For the curious,  I watch a lot of video game content on YouTube.  This makes Twitch a great fit for me, because  the site primarily focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users, broadcasts of e-sports competitions, and other gaming-related events. 

What I was shocked by was how large the community is. It’s one thing to watch a video on YouTube and see that it has a lot of views, and another thing to watch a livestream with 30,000 other people. 

When you arrive at the site, there will be some game streaming live on the main page. I pause it, so I can check out all the featured content without distraction. As you scroll down the page, you’ll find content sorted by Featured Games, Top Live Channels, Top Xbox One Channels, and Top PS4 Channels. 

You can also click Browse at the top of the page to check the site out by All Games.  I watch mostly Hearthstone content, but I’ve also been checking out the City: Skylines feeds to see if it’s a game I want to purchase. So it’s great for previewing games before you buy them too! 

If you create an account you can follow your favorite live streamers and even be notified when they’re streaming live so that you can hop on over to check out what they’re up to. 

This is a great way to participate in the community surrounding your favorite games, go check it out today! 

http://www.twitch.tv/

~Amanda