Archives For November 30, 1999

Gnome Twitch App

GTK+ Twitch application ‘Gnome Twitch’ reached the 0.4.2 release after a year of development.

Gnome Twitch 0.4.2 fixed some minor bugs. The new release fixed crashes on opening stream due to requests must be made over SSL, by using new Twitch API URL over SSL.

Install Gnome Twitch 0.4.2 in Ubuntu 18.04

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, you can install the new release package from the PPA (unofficial).

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If a previous version of Gnome Twitch was installed, upgrade it via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to install (or upgrade) gnome twitch:

sudo apt-get install gnome-twitch


You can remove PPA repositories via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To remove the Twitch app, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gnome-twitch

Chatty, an open-source Twitch chat client based on Java, has now reached the 0.8.6 release with some new features and bug fixes.

Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn’t want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features.

Chatty 0.8.6 features:

  • Added new Notification system
  • Added support for new sub messages
  • Added button to sort some setting lists alphabetically
  • Changed Emote Context Menu entry “Twitch Profile” to “Twitch Stream”
  • Some other Settings Dialog and GUI improvements
  • Made Addressbook mod commands channel setting case-insensitive
  • Some debug output improvements
  • custom commands and some fixes.


How to Install Chatty in Ubuntu:

UPDATE 2023: The steps below NO longer works!! Try installing Chatty from Ubuntu Software or App Center in Ubuntu 22.04/23.10.

The GetDeb repository maintains the latest Chatty packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app menu. When it opens, run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Then install the key via command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally install the Chatty Twitch chat client via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install chatty


To uninstall Chatty, simply run following command in terminal:

sudo apt remove chatty && sudo apt autoremove

The GetDeb repository can be removed/disabled by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

Gnome Twitch App

Gnome Twitch is an open-source and unofficial Twitch app for watching Twitch on your GNU/Linux desktop. Allow user to enjoy favorite streams without the hassle of flash or the web.

Gnome Twitch is new project created a few weeks ago. It’s based on GTK 3 and uses gstreamer 1.0 to handle audio and video playback.




gnome twitch in Elementary OS Freya

Gnome Twitch can be installed in Elementary OS Freya, but streams does not play in my case!

Install Gnome Twitch in Ubuntu:

Gnome Twitch is available in GetDeb repository for Ubuntu users. The current build is for Ubuntu 15.04, it also works on Ubuntu 15.10 (tested on beta 2).

1. Select download the .deb package from the link below

Download Gnome Twitch (amd64.deb for 64-bit, or i386.deb for 32-bit OS)

2. Click the package to open with Software Center and finally install the software.

3. If the audio/video playback does not work, install below packages one by one in Software Center:

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer1.0-libav

Or just run below command in terminal to install them via apt-get:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-libav