Twitch ranked fourth in peak internet traffic for US

Broadcasting platform Twitch is the fourth highest network commanding peak U.S. internet traffic, according to an infographic posted by The Wall Street Journal.

The infographic, shown above, accompanies an article about the internet infrastructure of Apple and details the top 10 web properties controlling the country's internet traffic. According to the graphic, Twitch ranks fourth at holding 1.8 percent of traffic, sitting above video service Hulu, Facebook, Valve and its Steam gaming platform, Amazon, Pandora's music streaming service and Tumblr.

"We are working overtime to scale our infrastructure to keep pace with the growth of the community," reads a post about the infographic on the Twitch blog. "That's no small task. Thanks to all of you, and your voracious appetite for gaming video, we're really playing in the big leagues, here. And we mean to step up."

Recently, Twitch announced that its integration with the PlayStation 4 has been a "game changer," with PS4 owners making up 20 percent of the service's broadcasts. The company also revealed that 68 percent of its users have cut back on time spent watching TV, with 58 percent of the platform's users spending more than 20 hours per week on the streaming service.

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