How To Activate Twitch On PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Twitch TV (previously known as Twitch) is the go-to prime gaming streaming platform for millions of users around the world. If you’re a heavy gamer or if you love streaming content related to gaming, you should have already heard about Twitch by now.

Twitch TV is more than just a platform for watching games though. It also allows gamers to stream Twitch content live to their viewers. Players can broadcast games as well as interact with other gamers via a chat box. 

If you want know how to stream and watch Twitch on your favorite device, you must first activate your official Twitch account. This guide will show you the easy steps on how to activate Twitch on all major gaming platforms.

How to activate Twitch? 

If you want to stream Twitch on your device, you must ensure first that your Twitch account is properly added on that said device. In this guide, we’ll show you the updated steps on how to activate Twitch account on every major device.

The steps to do the activation are similar across devices but there are specific details that can only be applied to each device.

Activating Twitch on the PS4 or PS5

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store and make sure that you download and install Twitch on your console.
  2. Open the Twitch app and tap Sign In.
  3. Enter your Twitch Username and Password.
  4. Take note of the Twitch activation code.
  5. On your computer or mobile phone, pull up a web browser and, go to twitch.tv/activate and enter the activation code.
  6. Click Activate.

Your PS4 should now be able to access Twitch TV. 

Activating Twitch on the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S

  1. On your console, download and install the Twitch app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Open the Twitch TV app and tap sign in using your credentials.
  3. Write down the activation code on the screen.
  4. Open a web browser on your phone or PC and go to twitch.tv/activate.
  5. Enter the activation code to activate Twitch TV on your console.

You should now be able to stream Twitch TV on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

How to activate Twitch on other streaming devices (Apple TV, Roku, Fire Stick, Android and iOS)? 

Twitch is not only accessible on gaming consoles such as PlayStation (PS4|PS5) and Xbox (Xbox One|Xbox Series X|S) but also in other streaming devices. Check out the exact steps on how to activate Twitch TV on your streaming device below.

Activating Twitch on Apple TV

Apple TV supports the Twitch app so here are the steps to activate Twitch on it:

  1. Open App Store in Apple TV.
  2. Search for the Twitch app and download it.
  3. Open the application and sign in with your credentials.

Unlike in other devices, you don’t need an activation code in order to add your Twitch TV account to your Apple TV.

Activating Twitch on Roku device

  1. Get your Roku Remote and click on the Home button.
  2. Search for the Twitch app and click on Add channel to add it to your channel..
  3. Open the Twitch app to activate Twitch account on Roku.
  4. Take note of the Activation Code.
  5. On your computer or mobile phone, pull up a web browser and, go to twitch.tv/activate and enter the activation code.
  6. Click Activate.

Activating Twitch on Amazon Fire Stick

  1. Find the Twitch TV app in Apps and download it.
  2. Open the application and try signing in.
  3. Enter your credentials and get the activation code.
  4. On your computer or mobile phone, pull up a web browser and, go to twitch.tv/activate and enter the activation code.
  5. Click Activate.

Activating Twitch on Android or iOS device

Accessing the Twitch TV on your mobile phone (Android or iOS) is very easy. What you need to do is to simply go to the Google Play Store (for Android) or to the Apple App Store (for iOS), download Twitch, and sign in with your credentials. 

You won’t need any activation code when doing in either of these devices.

How to activate Twitch on any Smart TV?

  1. Go to the App store of your TV and search for Twitch.
  2. Download and install Twitch.
  3. Open Twitch on your TV.
  4. Sign in to your Twitch account and take note of the activation code. 
  5. If needed, open a web browser on your PC or phone and, go to twitch.tv/activate and enter the activation code.
  6. Activate Twitch TV by clicking on Activate.

Keep in mind that not all smart TVs support the Twitch TV app. If you can’t find the Twitch app in your TV’s app store, it’s likely not being supported by that particular brand.

How to fix Twitch TV activation errors?

If you don’t get the activation code on your device, or if there’s any error during the activation, you want to make sure that the device you’re working on has a fast and stable internet connection. Sometimes, the activation code may fail to generate if the internet connection is dropping or too slow.

Additionally, you can try to check the server status of Twitch by going to their official website: https://status.twitch.tv/

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