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GNOME Twitch is a rather slick desktop Twitch viewer

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Today I tried out GNOME Twitch [Github, Official Site], a native desktop application for watching Twitch streams and it's really quite amazing.

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A shot I took today of the application running on my Arch Xfce desktop.

You can login to your Twitch account, so you can see who you follow and easily chat as it has chat integrated too. You can select the video quality, so if you're on a low speed connection (and Twitch allows it for that streamer) you can watch in lower quality.

It's a lot nicer than using Chrome or Firefox to watch a Twitch stream that's for sure.

It's regularly worked on too, with commits happening constantly. It has packages for Arch in the AUR, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Debian and a Flatpak.

It's open source under the GPL, so anyone can join in and help with bugs and features.

I was so impressed, I showed it to the girlfriend who now also has it installed. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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hardpenguin 9 March 2017 at 10:58 am UTC
I use/prefer this one: https://github.com/streamlink/streamlink-twitch-gui (which is a continuation of this one: https://github.com/gregorym/livestreamer-twitch-gui). IMHO it looks better and is based on livestreamer
Kiba 9 March 2017 at 11:55 am UTC
Since i use gnome-twitch never used the webplayer anymore.
Some GTK3 app for reddit and youtube would be great too.
cprn 9 March 2017 at 12:08 pm UTC
Personally I also prefer streamlink with twitch GUI on top, although it lacks internal chat client for now, so this seems like an alternative. What streamlink gives the user, though, is all the shortcuts and features of one's regular video player so, e.g. in case of mpv we're talking about playback speed which helps with the stream lag (watch at 1.2x until the stream is almost up to date, you can tell by the amount of buffered data, then set it back to 1.0x).


Last edited by cprn on 9 March 2017 at 12:09 pm UTC
Guest 9 March 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC
I can 3rd streamlink. I really liked Gnome Twitch, but it has been unstable for a good few months now and often crashes even though im running the latest versions.I used the browser version for a while but streamlink-twitch-gui seems promising so far.

One good thing about these apps is that they load so much quicker than using a browser with the endless ads and scripts needed to run. Especially if your selective about script usage on your system.


Last edited by on 9 March 2017 at 1:42 pm UTC
qptain Nemo 9 March 2017 at 6:27 pm UTC
KibaSince i use gnome-twitch never used the webplayer anymore.
Some GTK3 app for reddit and youtube would be great too.
Well there is Minitube which I've been using and enjoying for a long time but:
1. After a recent change in the GUI, there is always a visible thin line at the top in fullscreen.
2. It doesn't play stuff at 60 fps (as far as I can tell).
3. Seeking and pausing is broken (pausing a video for longer than a minute breaks playback and you can't really skip to where you were later either)

And yeah GNOME Twitch is pretty neat. It's very nice to browse streams using it too.


Last edited by qptain Nemo on 9 March 2017 at 6:29 pm UTC
wolfyrion 9 March 2017 at 6:31 pm UTC
streamlink-twitch-gui + chatty + VLC is all you need !

you can watch many channels at once , enter in more than one chat rooms + many other nice features
lordgault 9 March 2017 at 7:07 pm UTC
Hey, that's me on the screen. Thank you for watching me! You probably might have got bored when watching me, cause I'm new on DiRT Rally
Mordrag 9 March 2017 at 7:40 pm UTC
I am wondering where u log in , i really cant find the button ???
MrOctus 9 March 2017 at 8:35 pm UTC
KibaSince i use gnome-twitch never used the webplayer anymore.
Some GTK3 app for reddit and youtube would be great too.

https://github.com/samdroid-apps/something-for-reddit


meggermanI really liked Gnome Twitch, but it has been unstable for a good few months now and often crashes even though im running the latest versions.

Major patch is coming in version 4.0:
https://github.com/vinszent/gnome-twitch/milestone/3

You can also try the different backends players GStreamer Cairo\OpenGL vs. GStreamer Clutter vs. MPV OpenGL.


MordragI am wondering where u log in , i really cant find the button ???

Appmenu -> Login to Twitch
Kiba 9 March 2017 at 10:57 pm UTC
MrOctus
KibaSince i use gnome-twitch never used the webplayer anymore.
Some GTK3 app for reddit and youtube would be great too.

https://github.com/samdroid-apps/something-for-reddit
Thanks! But sadly nobody's updating it :C
https://github.com/samdroid-apps/something-for-reddit/graphs/contributors
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