Twitch is the home of live streaming and millions of people from around the world tune into their favourite streamers using the platform. Some of the most popular genres include gaming, sports, and chatting. Gaming is without doubt the most popular category and there are thousands of people tuning in to live gaming channels. However, there are plenty of lesser-known genres on Twitch that deserve your attention.
Virtual casino is a good example of an exciting genre on Twitch that is often overlooked by users. The virtual casino category is home to people playing online casino games for real money, with some attempting to win the big jackpots. Las Vegas is not the only place where you can watch someone attempt to become a millionaire playing slots, Twitch is home to several channels where the streamer is hoping to win big on the slots. Twitch streamers play several types of online casino game, with table games also being popular. Live dealer blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker are often played on Twitch channels and watching the live streams can be an effective way to learn how to play the games if you are new to online casinos.
Food and drink is another category on Twitch that does not always get the attention it deserves. There are plenty of cooking programmes available on television but the food and drink channels on Twitch are different and feel more intimate. You are invited into someone’s kitchen as they cook and they explain to you how they are preparing the dish. You can ask questions at any point if you are unsure on something and discuss the ingredients. There are even live streams inside a working kitchen at restaurants and this is reality tv at its best. You get to watch the chefs in action, with no editing, and for those with an interest in cooking, especially under pressure, it makes great entertainment.
If you have always wanted to travel to a specific destination and have never got there or you simply want to experience a new place, the travel and outdoors genre is for you. Again, this is not a massive Twitch category in terms of the number of streamers or viewers but there is some great content. Some people have set up webcams, perhaps on their home or vehicle and you watch what is happening live. Others like to take you around a destination on foot, like a city walking tour. These are interesting and you get to see everyday life in a different country. Virtual Japan is a good example of a channel in the travel and outdoors section and they stream live as they walk around different towns, cities, and national parks.
For all the artists out there, the art genre is a tremendous place to watch top artists at work on Twitch. You will find both traditional and digital artists at work and can follow the entire process from blank canvass to finished artwork. Several of the channels function as tutorials, so you can follow the process step-by-step and ask questions to the artists as you go along. If you want to learn new techniques, especially for digital art, the art genre on Twitch is great viewing.
Crosswords is an interesting streaming category on Twitch and you can join the streamer in completing a crossword. If you enjoy crosswords but find it difficult to finish or just want to socialise while completing a crossword, the Twitch crossword genre is for you.
So, there are many lesser-known genres and fantastic content on Twitch just waiting to be discovered.