How to Deep link to a stream (using new Twitch api)


I’m developing a mobile application, and I display a list of Twitch streams in it.
I’m using the “New Twitch API”: to request a list of streams using the Get Streams endpoint (, and when the user clicks on one of the streams I want to use a deep link to navigate the user to that stream in the twitch app.
My problem is that deep linking requires a “channel name” but this information is missing in the Get Streams API, and I cannot see any other endpoints that gives me the channel name.

How to get the channel name? Or how to deep link with a stream ID?

channel name = user_name

They are different names for the same thing.

as per the example

  "data": [
      "id": "26007494656",
      "user_id": "23161357",
      "user_name": "LIRIK",
      "game_id": "417752",
      "type": "live",
      "title": "Hey Guys, It's Monday - Twitter: @Lirik",
      "viewer_count": 32575,
      "started_at": "2017-08-14T16:08:32Z",
      "language": "en",
      "thumbnail_url": "{width}x{height}.jpg"
       "tag_ids":  [
  "pagination": {
    "cursor": "eyJiIjpudWxsLCJhIjp7Ik9mZnNldCI6MjB9fQ=="

The username LIRIK which is also the channel name for linking with

You can also use

To lookup the name by user_id

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And it works, thank you for this super fast response!

(By the way this should be mentioned in the Deep Linking documentation page)

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