How to Chromecast Twitch to Your TV. Windows/Mac/iOS/Android

If you’re into gaming or content creation, there’s a huge chance that you’re familiar with Twitch. 

Twitch is the most popular video live streaming platform for video game live streaming and broadcasts of esports competitions, music, and creative content. Amazon Prime members can also access Twitch channel subscriptions.

To make the most out of Twitch, you can cast your video from your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to a bigger screen using a streaming device like Chromecast or a Chromecast-enabled TV.

Twitch has a built-in feature that allows users to view content on a Chromecast device. If you’re using on an Android or iOS device you can directly Chromecast content using the Twitch app. For Windows or Mac computers, use the Google Chrome browser to Chromecast Twitch content.

In this article, learn how to set up Twitch, Chromecast, and your WiFi connection to Chromecast Twitch to your TV. We’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to Chromecast from your Android/iOS and your Windows or Mac computer. We also have a new article which details how to watch Twitch on Roku.

 

Getting Started

Setup Twitch Stream

Before anything else, make sure that you have already signed up for a Twitch account. 

From there, you need to decide whether you’ll be streaming from a computer or a smartphone/tablet. To install the Switch Studio to your device, you need to meet the minimum system requirements.

 

Windows

For Windows users, download the Twitch app from the Twitch website. Ensure that your computer meets these system requirements.

 

Minimum requirements
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit
Processor 4 core Intel or AMD
RAM 4+ GB (2GB free)
Graphics Card DirectX 11 compatible

 

However, if you want to ensure a great stream, backup your Twitch with a computer that can guarantee solid performanc when it comes to encoding audio and video content. These are the recommended specifications for Twitch Studio on Windows:

 

Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Processor 8 thread Intel or AMD
RAM 8GB+
Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 10 series or newer, AMD RX400 series or newer

 

Mac

For Mac users, download the Twitch app from the Twitch website. Ensure that your computer meets these system requirements.

 

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher
RAM
4+ GB (2GB free)
Compatible Mac Hardware
  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

 

Mobile devices

Mobile game broadcasting is also available on the Twitch app. You can directly Chromecast to a TV using the cast function on the app.

The Twitch app is supported on mobile phones and tablets. Download the Twitch app on Google Play Store or the App Store.

 

Android compatibility
All Android devices Version 5.0 and up

 

 

iOS compatibility
iPhone Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
iPad Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
iPod touch Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
Apple TV Requires tvOS 13.0 or later.

 

Setup Chromecast Devices

Twitch should be compatible with all Chromecast devices and Chromecast-compatible TVs. However, some users have reported compatibility issues with older Chromecast generations (1st, 2nd, 3rd), so we recommend that you get either [Chromecast with Google TV or Chromecast Ultra.

To set up Chromecast on your TV, simply plugin the device to a power socket and the HDMI Port on your TV. Adjust Input/Source to HDMI. Then, connect your TV to the same WiFi network as your source device.

Remember that different Chromecast generations have varying WiFi requirements:

 

Chromecast Model
WiFi requirements
Chromecast (1st generation, original) 
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G network
Chromecast 2nd, 3rd. and Chromecast with Google TV (4th)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4 or 5G network
Chromecast Ultra
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 5G network

 

Note: For Windows or Mac users, you need to download the latest version of Google Chrome to Chromecast Twitch Stream. For mobile device users, you need to download the Google Home App to complete Chromecast setup.

 

Chromecasting Twitch from PC or Laptop (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Before you can Chromecast Twitch from your PC or Laptop, ensure that that:

  • Chromecast is plugged into your TV via the HDMI port.
  • You have Google Chrome installed on your computer.
  • Your PC and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network.

Steps to Chromecast Twitch Stream to TV

  1. Sign into your Twitch account on Twitch Studio or Google Chrome. 
  2. Make sure your account is activated. If not, read how to activate your Twitch account with https //www.twitch.tv/activate.
  3. Select the video or stream that you want to play.
  4. On the bottom of the video player you should find a Cast icon. Alternatively, you can click the 3 dots on the right-hand corner of Google Chrome and Click Cast.
  5. Select your Chromecast device from the list and wait for your stream to appear on the TV.

Chromecasting Twitch Stream App from a Smartphone (Android/iOS)

Before you can Chromecast Twitch from your mobile phone or tablet, ensure that:

  • Chromecast is plugged into your TV via the HDMI port.
  • You have downloaded the Twitch app and the Google Home app on your device.
  • Your mobile device and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network.

 

Steps to Chromecast Twitch Stream App to TV

  1. Open the Twitch app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Select the video or stream that you want to play.
  3. Click on the Cast icon on top part of the video player. 
  4. Select your Chromecast device from the list and wait for your stream to appear on the TV.

Conclusion

Twitch is the best streaming platform to broadcast or watch video game streams, esports, music, and other creative content. To watch your Twitch content on a bigger screen, you can use a Chromecast device to cast a video or stream onto a TV.

Before anything else, make sure to set up your Twitch account. From there, you can install Twitch Studio on your PC or download Twitch app on a smartphone or tablet. You will also need to set up the Chromecast device on your TV.

Windows and Mac users can Chromecast Twitch using the Cast function Google Chrome. Meanwhile, Android and iOS users can use the built-in cast function on the Switch app.