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Installing and Uninstalling the Twitch App

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2018 05:18PM PDT
Needing to know how to install or uninstalling the Twitch App on your computer? This guide will help you with this.

Installing and Uninstalling the Twitch App

Guide on how to install and uninstall the Twitch App and some solutions to common installing issues.

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To use several of the features provided by Twitch you will need to install the desktop application. This is a fairly easy procedure, but we have a guide to help you through the process.

Safety

To help keep your computer and gaming accounts safe there are a few things you should be aware of when downloading the Twitch App.

Most important is that when downloading anything for Twitch (application, addons, mods, etc.) to always make sure you are downloading from https://download.twitch.tv or app.twitch.tv. We do not host anything on 3rd party sites.

Note: The only exception to this is that if you are receiving support from Twitch you may be given an alternative download link when troubleshooting.

Do not use Google to search for "Twitch" as this can lead to fake Twitch sites with compromised Twitch App downloads, though we do our best to catch those and take them down.

Make sure you scan all downloaded applications before installing them.


Twitch, nor any Twitch employee will ask you for your game accounts login information. Do not give out this information in any Twitch chats.

Please make sure that your Twitch account password does not match that of any of your gaming accounts.

Installing on Windows

Head over to https://download.twitch.tv to download the Twitch App.

The page will recognize your OS is Windows and the download link will be for Windows. Click on DOWNLOAD NOW.

The Twitch App will work on legal copies of Windows 7 and newer.

You may get a popup to confirm the download and to save the file. Choose Save File and allow it to download.

Once download there will be a TwitchSetup.exe file waiting for you. Double-click to run it.

Note: You may want to right-click and select Run as Administrator if you are having issues installing.

You may receive a Security Warning confirming if you want to run this exe file.

If you are prompted click on Run to confirm, and the application will start running.

Another window will pop up shortly to get the installation process started. To begin, click on Install.

Allow the Twitch App to prep and install the application. This can take a few minutes.

Once it has completed, you will receive a new popup to launch the Twitch App. If you are ready to get started using the Twitch App click on Launch.

The Twitch App will now launch, you will see some animations, then it will bring you to the login screen.

Use your Twitch Account Username and your password to log in.

Enjoy!

Installing on macOS

Head over to https://download.twitch.tv to download the Twitch App.

The page will recognize your OS is macOS and the download link will be for Windows. Click on DOWNLOAD NOW.

The Twitch App will work on legal copies of Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher.

Once downloaded there will be a Twitch.dmg file waiting for you. Double-click on it to open it.

Give it a few seconds to open.

You will now have the Twitch disk image on your desktop.

You will also get a pop up with directions for installing.

Click on the Twitch icon and drag it over into your Applications folder.

Now that the Twitch App is installed you'll be able to open it from the Finder, Launchpad, Spotlight, dock, or anything else. The first time you open a downloaded application, you'll see a warning. Agree to open the file by clicking on Open.

The Twitch App will now launch, you will see some animations, then it will bring you to the login screen.

Use your Twitch Account Username and your password to log in.

Enjoy!

Uninstalling on Windows

From the Windows Start menu, select the Control Panel option.

For Windows 7 click Uninstall a program under Programs.

Note: Windows 10 users can search for Programs and Features.

Scroll down to the listing for Twitch, and click the Uninstall/Change button in the toolbar.

Uninstalling on macOS

 

Option 1 - Delete the Icon

Go into your Applications folder and drag and drop the Twitch icon to your Trash. Empty your Trash Can.

Option 2 - Use your Finder

If dragging the icon into your Trash does not work try the following:

Go into your Finder - Hit + + G and in the search box type in: ~/Library.

Find and delete any folders associated with Curse or Twitch.

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