Watching Twitch without Dark Mode enabled can eventually strain your eyes. This is even worse if you prefer watching streams at night, with your lights off, and viewing on a large screen or TV.
Watching Twitch is supposed to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. If doing so for an extended period begins affecting your eyes, it might be time to activate Dark Mode.
If you don’t know how to do that, don’t worry!
This guide includes multiple methods for activating Dark Mode, explained in detail.
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Use Twitch’s Built-In Dark Theme
This is the easiest and quickest way to enable Dark Mode on Twitch. Follow these steps, and you’ll be done in less than a minute.
- Open your browser and log into your Twitch account.
- Once you’re logged in, click on your avatar in the top right corner.
- A drop-down menu will appear. Next, enable Dark Theme, as indicated in the image below.
Every time you open Twitch while logged into your account, the background, menus, and many other visual elements will now use the Dark Theme!
If this method doesn’t work for you and you want to try something different, browser extensions can be very useful. Read the following section for more information on extensions.
Install A Dark Mode Browser Extension
Browser extensions for both Chrome and Firefox can be a great help. Not every website has an option to enable a Dark Theme as Twitch does, which is why many users download extensions that allow them to manually “turn off the lights” while browsing any website.
Believe it or not, there’s a popular extension called exactly that.
Take a look at the list below. It contains a few useful extensions that will help not only with Twitch but also with many other websites.
This is a great free extension created by a small team of developers who wanted to provide a better browsing experience to users worldwide.
This extension works on many websites, including Twitch. You can transform any website into a more comfortable browsing experience with one click of a button.
Turn Off The Lights has much more functionality than simply adding a dark theme to websites. Its other tools include Volume-Control on Mouse-Wheel, Atmospheric Lighting with fade effects, and many more.
This extension works on every major browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, and Brave.
At first, the creator of this extension just wanted to improve the reading experience of users worldwide.
The extension quickly grew in popularity, and demand increased significantly. In response, they made it work on many other websites, including ones where reading is not the primary focus. Twitch is one of the main examples.
Dark Reader is easy to use and has a friendly user interface that allows you to change your settings with a few clicks.
It’s one of the top-rated extensions for both Chrome and Firefox, and with good reason! If you want your Twitch experience to be slightly brighter or darker than the built-in dark theme allows, this extension is a great solution.
This is another popular extension that works with every major browser. It’s lightweight, secure, and used by hundreds of thousands of users.
Night Eye is sophisticated and uses a “Smart Conversion” method for converting colors. However, its 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 choose this extension. Try it on Twitch and find out if it works better than the built-in Dark Theme.
Switch To Another Browser
If extensions worry you and security is a significant concern, we recommend trying a different browser with a built-in dark mode.
Opera GX is an excellent gaming-themed browser with a built-in Twitch section, which also supports Dark Mode. The entire browser is already gentle on your eyesight, as the developers created it specifically for gamers.
If you don’t mind switching from Chrome or Firefox to Opera GX, doing so could significantly improve your Twitch experience.
Now you know more about Twitch and its built-in Dark Theme feature. There are also many other options in this guide if you prefer extra customization options.
Browser extensions are usually a convenient solution, but some users are dissatisfied with their performance and the possible security risks.
Everyone has different needs, so choose the method that suits you best. Your ultimate goal is to protect your eyes while watching Twitch in the dark. As long as your chosen option does that, it doesn’t matter which one you choose.