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Twitch confirms it's been blocked in China

26 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Gaming-focused live streaming platform Twitch has been blocked in China, the company confirmed. A report by Abacus suggests that Twitch's iOS app has vanished from the App Store and its website is inaccessible across the country. The company didn't give any details about the service ban. The Amazon-owned service was gaining rapid popularity in the country and reached the 3 spot in the App Store last month. The surge was largely due to the inclusion of e-sports in Asian Games, which was not telecast by the state-run broadcaster CCTV. Analytics company Sensor Tower told The Verge, that the...
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Twitch Has Been Blocked in China

Twitch Has Been Blocked in China

26 days ago   |   By IGN

Despite a boom in popularity last month, Twitch has been blocked from China.
Users who wish to download the Twitch app in China will find themselves disappointed as the app has been removed from respective mobile app stores. Likewise, trying to access Twitch through a web browser will simply not connect you to the website.
Last month, the Twitch app in China saw huge success when it became the third most downloaded free app on the iOS App Store. The sudden rush of downloads and viewers can primarily be attributed to the Asian Games, an esports event where Twitch was the most popular way to...
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