What is

  • is a website where people can livestream direct video from their computers to viewers of their channel.
  • It is focused mainly on "E-Sports" and video gaming.
  • People can watch their favorite people live and if they missed anything, they can watch videos of the previous broadcasts or clips cut to highlight the important events.
  • Twitch is designed to be a platform for real-time coverage of electronic sports. This includes coverage of large E-Sports tournaments, personal streams of individual players, and gaming-related talk shows. Popular genres include real-time strategy games, fighting games, racing games, and first-person shooter games, among others.

How is it used?

  • People livestream video from their computers and it displays a selected area of the screen to the viewers.
  • Viewers log in (or watch as guests, they don't have to make an account) and may watch and interact with other viewers and the broadcaster.
  • Viewers may support the broadcaster by donating whenever they choose or by purchasing a "Subscription" which is more of a monthly donation that gives perks to the viewer (such as custom emoticons or a custom logo by their username in chat).