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Navigating the Channel Page

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016 02:38PM PST

Navigating the Channel page

This article explains what the channel page is comprised of and how to use all the features it contains. 

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The channel page represents a huge improvement to the viewer experience which brings a responsive feel to viewing your favorite channels.

The channel page consists of 3 columns being the Twitch sidebar on the left, a large responsive video player with user broadcast information above and information panels below. Lastly on the right is a chat panel; both the left and the right panels are collapsible allowing you to expand the width and height of the video player.

  1. Search Bar 
    Search the entire Twitch network by game, broadcaster, title and more
  2. Last Broadcast 
    View the latest recorded VOD for the channel you are viewing.
  3. Chat 
    Here you can see all of the chat messages for the channel your viewing and any whispers you may receive from other users! You can also click the icon in the top left to access your group chats and group chat invites.
  4. User settings 
    View your own profile, messages and see if anyone you are following is streaming via the following tab! You can also access your personal settings by clicking the wrench icon on the right side and log out of Twitch by clicking the icon to the right of the wrench.
  5. Broadcast Information
    The title for the current broadcast, along with the game they are playing. The profile image can be changed under settings > profile.

  6. Browse 
    Feel like seeing what else is being streamed? No problem, access the Twitch directories directly from any channel page by clicking on their respective links. 
  7. Followed Games 
    Save yourself a little time by following your favorite games via the Twitch directories and see your followed games on the sidebar for ease of access 
  8. Related Channels 
    This is a short list of channels that relate to the one you are currently watching.
  9. Follow, Share and Theatre 
    Options include the ability to follow the current channel to receive alerts, shareable links across Twitter and Facebook, as well as options to embed the content on an external website.

    You can also view the current channel in theatre mode using up all of that extra screen space!
  10. Channel Statistics
    Displays the current channel statistics including live viewers, total views and current number of followers.
  11. Panels 
    A space for broadcasters to customize their channel with information, links and images using the editing language, Markdown.
  12. Chat Settings & Viewer List 
    Here you can configure your chat settings by clicking the cog icon and also see other logged in users viewing the same channel by opening up the viewer list via the list icon!