Gnome Twitch, GTK+3 Twitch app for Linux desktop, now is available as Snap package in beta channel for testing.
WebUpd8 PPA is maintaining the latest Gnome Twitch app for Ubuntu, however, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is excluded due to old system GTK+3 libraries.
Now Ubuntu 16.04 and even Ubuntu 14.04 users can easily install the latest Gnome Twitch app via snappy store, though it’s in beta stage at the moment.
1. For those who’ve never installed a snap app, install the
snapd deamon first in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Install Gnome Twitch snap app via command:
sudo snap install --beta gnome-twitch
3. And gnome environment is required. Install and connect to it via 2 commands:
sudo snap install gnome-3-24 sudo snap connect gnome-twitch:gnome-3-24-platform gnome-3-24:gnome-3-24-platform
Finally launch the app from your application launcher and enjoy! And it should automatically update itself once a new release is out and published in snappy store.
To remove Gnome Twitch snap app, simply run command:
sudo snap remove gnome-twitch
You may also remove the gnome-3-24 snap if you don’t require it via
sudo snap remove gnome-3-24 command.