Watching Twitch without Dark Mode enabled can be quite the strain for your eyes. It’s even worse if you prefer watching streams during nighttime, with the lights off and on a larger screen or a TV.
If you notice what’s supposed to be a comfortable and relaxing experience suddenly becomes a bit too irritating for your eyesight, maybe it’s time to turn on Dark Mode on Twitch.
Don’t know how?
This guide includes multiple methods, all carefully explained for your convenience.
Use Twitch’s Built-In Dark Theme
That is the easiest and quickest way of enabling Dark Mode on Twitch. Follow these steps, and you’ll get it done in less than a minute.
- Open your browser and log into your Twitch.tv account.
- Once you’re in, click on your avatar icon in the top right corner.
- A dropdown menu will show. Enable Dark Theme just like the image below suggests.
Now every time you open Twitch while logged into your account, the background, menus, and all other visual elements on the website will use the Dark Theme.
If this method doesn’t do the trick, and you want to try a few other ones as well, browser extensions can be of great use to you. Check the following section for more information on that.
Install A Dark Mode Browser Extension
So browser extensions for both Chrome & Firefox can indeed be quite helpful. Not every website has an option to enable Dark Theme as Twitch does, which is why many users download extensions that allow them to manually “turn off the lights” while browsing a bright website.
And, believe it or not, there’s a popular extension named precisely like that.
Take a glance at the list below. It includes a few useful extensions that help not only with Twitch but with many other websites as well.
This product is a free extension created by a small team of developers who wanted to provide a better browsing experience for users worldwide.
This extension works on many websites, including Twitch. With just a click of a button, you can turn any website into an immersive browsing experience.
Turn Off The Lights has a lot more functionalities than just adding a dark theme to websites. A few examples include Volume-Control on Mouse-Wheel, Atmospheric Lightning with fade effects, and a lot more.
This extension works on all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, and Brave.
At first, the creator of this extension wanted to improve the reading experience of users worldwide. But then the product quickly “skyrocketed” in popularity, and demand significantly increased. So, they made it work on many other websites, including ones where reading is not the main reason users visit them. Twitch.tv is one of those examples.
Dark Reader is easy to use, and it has a user-friendly UI that allows you to change settings with just a few clicks.
It’s one of the top-rated extensions for both Chrome and Firefox. If you want your Twitch experience to be slightly brighter or darker than what the built-in dark theme on Twitch allows for, this extension is the right solution for you.
This product is yet another popular extension that works with all major browsers. It’s lightweight and secure, as well as used by hundreds of thousands of users.
Night Eye is sophisticated and uses a “Smart Conversion” method for converting the colors. The features don’t stop there.
Blue Light Filter, Color Changer, Dimming, and dedicated customer support are just some of the benefits available to users who opt for this product. Try it on Twitch and see if it works better than the built-in Dark Mode.
Switch To Another Browser
If extensions worry you, and security seems to be a significant concern, perhaps trying a different browser with a built-in dark mode is the best option for you.’
OperaGX is a great gaming-themed browser with a built-in Twitch section, which also supports dark mode. In fact, the entire browser is already quite pleasing to your eyesight since the developers created it for gamers specifically.
If you don’t mind switching over from Chrome or Firefox to Opera GX, doing so can really improve your Twitch experience.
Now you know more about Twitch and their built-in Dark Mode feature, but if that doesn’t provide enough customization options for you, some of the other methods in this guide may do the trick.
The browser extensions are usually a very convenient solution, but not many users are satisfied with the performance or the safety factors.
Everyone has different needs, so choose the method that satisfies yours. The ultimate goal is to protect your eyes while watching in the dark, so as long as you do that, it doesn’t matter which solution you chose.