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Twitch is a popular online streaming service that allows individuals to create their own channel and content. It is used by millions of people around the world, and the most popular content creators can make a good living from streaming on Twitch. There are several categories and genres on Twitch, and we will look at some of these in more detail below, beginning with Just Chatting.

In terms of viewer numbers, Just Chatting is the most popular category on Twitch and can be as basic as it sounds. However, there are genres within the Just Chatting category that stands out, with cosplay being a good example. This is one of the biggest genres on Twitch, and streamers dress up in the comic, movie, and television series characters and chat with users. Looking at the viewing figures, just chatting enjoys close to 400,000 viewers per month on average, which is an incredible figure. The topic of conversation could be anything, but it is often the costume and style of the presenter that makes the popular Just Channels stand out.

Video games have long been one of the biggest genres on Twitch and continue to attract hundreds of thousands of views each month. The wonderful thing about the video gaming genre on Twitch is it gives regular gamers the opportunity to watch a top-level gamer in action, learn from them and ask questions. The selection of video game Twitch streams is massive, and you will find League of Legends, Grand Theft Auto, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Elden Ring, FIFA, and Madden among the video gaming channels on Twitch.

Some Twitch streamers choose to play online casino games, and slots are one of the most popular gaming categories. Online slots are entertaining to watch because they are quick, with one spin leading to the next in seconds. There are hundreds of different slots available across a wide range of genres and huge prizes to be won. Casino game Twitch streamers will also show you how to claim bonuses and additional casino promotions, so they are great channels to follow if you want to begin playing online casino games yourself.

Tabletop gaming has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, and you will find some excellent tabletop gaming Twitch channels. Whether it be following a game as it is being played, learning how to paint miniatures, or simply discussing a new game, tabletop gaming is fast becoming one of the biggest genres on Twitch. Especially as we regularly see new additions to the tabletop gaming world thanks to crowdfunding projects.

Some of the other popular Twitch genres include cooking, and the platform has allowed people to create their own cookery shows. Music and crafts are two additional themes that have plenty of fans on Twitch, with bands and talented singers performing, plus creators providing tutorials and demonstrations of painting and other artistic techniques. 

Twitch is growing all the time, and the genres highlighted above are just some of the leading categories for content.