Top Tips To Use Twitch For Watching E-sports (part 2)

4. Activate Theater Mode or Full Screen Mode

Some may admit that the interface of Twitch is a bit busy. You can minimize the distractions by activating the Theater Mode or the Full Screen Mode by clicking the icons in the video player’s bottom-right corner.

The Theater Mode darkens the interface to make you focus on the video content. This mode also increases the on-screen real estate of the video player and keeps the chat feed. On the other hand, the Full Screen Mode ditches the chat feed so that it completely fills your television or monitor, which helps taking things to the next level.

5. Join Squad Stream

Released in 2019, Squad Stream lets up to four Twitch streamers broadcast together in one window. This helps users get more angles on the action to discover new streams and chat with multiple Twitch communities at the same time.

6. Adjust the Stream’s Video Resolution

If your PC has a very strong internet connection, adjust the video quality to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, which level Twitch video streams can peak at. If not, you can alter the stream resolution by clicking the gear in the lower-right corner of the interface. Twitch offers resolution options including 1080p60,  720p60, 480p, 360p, and 160p.

If you don’t know which video quality level is most suitable for your internet connection, choose Auto and the Twitch app will select an ideal stream resolution for your PC based on the signal strength.

7. Ditch Commercials

There are many benefits when subscribing to your favorite channel via Twitch Prime or a monthly donation, such as subscriber badges, custom emotes.

However, ad-free viewing is one of the most attractive subscription bonuses. If a channel has this option activated on the back end, you won’t have to worry that the feed is interrupted by a Twitch-delivered commercial spot again.

Top Tips To Use Twitch For Watching Esports (part 1)

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.