Amazon-owned live-streaming video game platform Twitch is no longer available to Chinese consumers.
Chinese regulators of late have been increasingly stringent with the video gaming industry, and Twitch’s getting blocked in their nation (including on the iOS store in China) seems to be the latest proof of that. Last month, the Chinese government even imposed restrictions on the amount of time kids/teenagers should spend on new online games.
Before losing access to Chinese consumers, Twitch was the third most popular free app in the Chinese iOS store, according to analytics firm App Annie. Amazon bought the streaming service in 2014 for almost $1 billion.