We’ve had lots of questions from you guys about how to watch Thunderbirds on Twitch, so here’s a quick run down of FAQs about Twitch and the upcoming Thunderbirds marathon… it’s a very basic guide to get you going!
What is Twitch?
Twitch is a video streaming service – rather like YouTube. Originally used exclusively by gamers to stream themselves playing live content, Twitch has now broadened into a service which streams live video, classic TV shows, and much more.
One of its unique features is a live chat feature which appears on the right-hand side of every video stream. It allows viewers to chat with each other in real time.
What channel is it on?
Twitch isn’t a TV channel. It’s a video streaming website like YouTube. Some games consoles and smart TVs will have Twitch apps, but just think of Twitch in similar terms to YouTube and you’ll be on the right track. Head over to Twitch.tv to have a look.
Can I get Twitch in my country?
Twitch is available in most countries around the world unless the service has been blocked in a particular territory.
How do I watch Thunderbirds on Twitch?
It’s really simple, we promise. You can do it on the day or ahead of time – it’s up to you!
- Head over to Twitch.tv and sign up for an account (the top right button). You can sign up with your email address or Facebook account.
- Now search for GerryAndersonTV, or just use the link to head over to the Gerry Anderson Twitch channel.
- Click the Follow button – that’ll mean you’ll be notified of any live streams.
- The stream begins at 3pm BST on 30th September. We’ll be hosting the Thunderbirds stream, so just head on over to the Gerry Anderson Twitch channel at any time from 3pm on 30th September and the stream will be live. The episodes of Thunderbirds will play through, together with the additional bonus content.
- Chat with your fellow fans in the chat window to the right of the stream (if you want to) and enjoy 34 hours of classic Thunderbirds on Twitch!
Got any other questions? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to answer them!