Launched in June 2011, Twitch is a live-streaming video platform introduced as a spin-off of Justin.tv.
Twitch focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users and broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Twitch’s content can be viewed live or on-demand.
By 2014, the site was considered the fourth-largest source of peak Internet traffic in the U.S. As Twitch eclipsed Justin.tv, its parent company, Justin.tv was shut down. In August 2014, Twitch announced that it would be acquired by Amazon.com.