As at 20th of this month, Twitch’s site is unreachable from China. Not only that; Twitch’s app has also been deleted from the Apple App Store. The reason is that, China blocks Twitch game streaming website and app.
Twitch in a report confirmed that it’s app has being blocked but the reason behind it as at now is unknown. He hasn’t said any reason the authority in charge have imposed the restriction.
Abacus News confirmed that, Twitch app is the third free app in the Apple App Store.
However, Twitch joins a long list of internet great website which has elaborated relationships in the country of China. Among the states list is Facebook, Google, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube.
The service was interrupted soon after possessing a significant collision in popularity among gamers of Chinese.
China Blocks Twitch and the Game Viewers Complain
The games streaming service has been reaching a larger followers within China over the few months back. Countless keen gamers overspread to it in the last late August. The reason is nothing but to watch eSports matches being played at the Asian Games. This takes place in Jakarta, Asia.
The Games we are talking about was not broadcast on state-run Chinese media in China. They are forcing countless to use Twitch to see the matches of the gaming.
Reason Why China Blocks Twitch Game Streaming
China blocks Twitch game streaming for the reason best known to them. They did it with no official statement released from authorities in China to explain the reason behind Twitch blockage in the country.
China authority conducts an expansive online censorship system which attempts to police discussion. They base the discussion on responsive subjects and putting limitation to what people can do and see online.
The constant shutdown to gain access to Twitch was logged by means of social media in China.
The Gamers and viewers of the game in countless provinces complain that the twitch website was suddenly unavailable in the China region. However, the Twitch was totally disabled to game viewers nearly ending of the week. However, China blocks Twitch game streaming as at 20th of September, and we are expecting the main reason behind it.
In a blog post of a tech site, the Verge, Shannon Liao suggests that the twitch blockage is nothing but a “cautionary measure”. In addition, the authorities constantly apply to Western media programs that grace in demand.
Frequently, these banning and blocks are put in place ahead of every controversial that takes place.