How to Install Twitch App ‘Gnome Twitch’ in Ubuntu 16.04

Gnome Twitch

Gnome Twitch is an open-source Twitch App for watching Twitch.tv streams on Linux desktop without the hassle of flash or the web.

It’s a GTK+3 software that so far features:

  • Log in to your Twitch account
  • browse the games and channels, search, add favorite channels
  • change video quality
  • support chat.

How to install Gnome Twitch in Ubuntu:

Gnome Twitch is available in Ubuntu 16.04’s main archive, but it’s old. To get the latest release with new features and fixes, you can use either Getdeb repository or Webupd8 Team PPA.

And below is how to install the latest Gnome Twitch using the Webupd8 PPA:

1. Add the PPA

Open terminal and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Type in password when it prompts and hit Enter.

Gnome Twitch PPA

2. For those have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade the Twitch App to the latest:

upgrade Gnome Twitch

Or just run the command below to install (or upgrade) Gnome Twitch for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gnome-twitch

3. (Optional) To remove Gnome Twitch

To remove this software, simply run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove gnome-twitch

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • Mr. Tux

    So hi I love playing modded minecraft and there are quite a few mod packs that are only accessible through twitch. Long story short is it possible to play games through gnome twitch or just watch other people play? Thank you for the help