Twitch Reports That It Has Been Banned in China

/ 3 years ago


Another one bites the (Chinese) dust.

China has been cracking down on major websites and services such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit for quite a few years now. The aforementioned websites are currently banned in this country, and it looks like another popular service has now joined the list. Twitch has recently reported a China ban, which is a bit odd as the app wasn’t really that popular over there in the first place. That’s mainly due to the slow service in that region, but things changed as it suddenly became the third most popular free app in the country. You see, people really wanted to watch the Asian Games, as state-run CCTV did not feature them.

The Twitch ban.

2 18

Sources indicate that the Twitch app received 23 times more downloads on the week of August 27 when compared to the previous week. This caused China’s censors to take notice, and now the app has vanished from the local app store. At the Asian Games, China performed very well as it won two gold medals. This undoubtedly contributed to the surge in Twitch downloads as well. It’s not at all uncommon for the Chinese to ban Western services as soon as they rise in popularity. Hopefully, Valve’s Steam version for China won’t receive the same treatment.

Topics: ,


By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS Discord Patreon TikTok Twitch
  • Features

Send this to a friend