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Number of hours spent on Twitch doubled in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic made that more hours were spent at home enjoying streaming services, and, among them, Twitch seems to have been one of the big beneficiaries. According to the Streamlabs report, the number of hours spent on Twitch has more than doubled compared to 2020.

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Number of hours spent on Twitch doubled in 2021 (Image: Twitch)

In the first quarter of 2020, viewing hours on Twitch were 3.1 billion hours, with the number of these first three months of 2021 increasing to 6.4 billion hours. Also, the viewership reached an all-time high in Q1 growing 16.5% since the last quarter (5.4 billion hours watched vs. 6.3 billion).

Comparing to the main streaming platforms (Facebook gaming, Youtube gaming live), Twitch represents 72.3% of the market share in terms of viewership, a 6.5% increase from the previous quarter.

The report also indicates that the “Just Chatting” category was the most popular of Twitch for two consecutive quarters, representing 12% of all content seen on the platform.

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