Amazon asks to uninstall the Twitch app for PC before May

The Twitch desktop app will be shutting down for PC and Mac on April 30.


The PC application of the famous streaming platform Twitch  will close on April 30.

This has been communicated by Amazon through its Technical Support page, asking all PC and Mac users to uninstall it, although without citing further reasons.

“It’s true: the Twitch desktop app will be closed on April 30. It was a tough decision, but it’s not one we made lightly, it’s a combination of your usage and feedback. of users,” says the portal.

Improved performance, but little used

From now on, the only way to access Twitch on a PC will be through the browser, by going to the website.

Possibly, the large number of users who maintain the platform preferred to use it through cell phones or browsers, causing the desktop application to be undervalued despite its virtues.

The Twitch desktop app allowed direct access to the social network without the need to use the browser, and offered good performance, with a more comfortable use than a web page, and with less resource consumption.

Twitch is a live video platform that specializes primarily in video game broadcasts, but also has talk, music, and special events.

In it, thousands of people turn on their cameras and record themselves live while playing popular video games of the moment, gaining followers and with the possibility of accepting donations in money.

Interestingly, the vast majority of channels have few viewers , being counted those that exceed thousands of viewers. According to the figures, “90% of Twitch broadcasts in Spanish had an average of 3 or fewer viewers on average.” The simple fact of having 6 viewers already leaves the streamer in a privileged position: 5%. And if you’re over 29, you’re in the top 1%.