Twitch is a helpful tool for watching esports, but its best features might not be obvious to every user. These following tips show you how to dig into Twitch’s toolset so that you can have better esports-viewing experience.
1. Set the Twitch Desktop App to Automatically Run on Start Up
If Twitch is a regular part of your entertainment diet, instead of manually launching the Twitch app after your PC boots up, let it open on its own.
In order to set the Twitch desktop app to open automatically, click Settings > General > Preferences. Then toggle the Run Twitch on Startup option to the on position. After doing that, the next time you start your PC, Twitch will load automatically and log you into the system.
2. Find Games
Many have the habit of only watching their favorite channels and games. However, sometimes, you will want to step outside of the familiar. Luckily, finding new streams and games is easy with Twitch.
Click the Browse tab, and choose one of the highlighted games to see the related streams. Or you can key a search term into the Browse’s tab search box to see what is available. Then you can choose the dedicated Esports tab to see the highlighted streams.
3. Follow Your Favorite Streamers and Get Notifications
You will quickly get a list of favorite streamers if you spend significant time viewing all Twitch content and you will want to know when the streamers go live. To do that, follow them by simply clicking their channels’ Heart icons. Then the channels will appear in the Followed Channel column on the left side of the interface.
In addition, you can click the Bell icon, meaning Get Notifications feature, which is next to the Heart icon. This will let a streamer alert you as they go live or post a rebroadcast.