Even if Twitch was previously unknown to you, you probably already know about the well-known live-streaming service.
According to the platform, Twitch has grown exponentially over the years, boasting more than 30 million daily viewers, and about 7 million creators stream live content there monthly.
Do you intend to start streaming on Twitch for the first time? Or perhaps you’ve been a YouTuber for a while and think Twitch, which specializes in live video, might be a better home for your live streams? If so, you’ve arrived at the right place. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about going live on Twitch, which is quick and straightforward.
However, you must first create a Twitch account, which is necessary for going live before we begin. Quickly sign up by visiting Twitch. Tv and selecting the Sign Up option in the top right corner. You’ll be prepared to go once you’ve selected your username and entered your personal information.
Use your smartphone to stream.
Going live from your mobile device is the quickest way to start streaming on Twitch.
- Install the Twitch app on your phone first. The application is now available in the Google Play Store if you use an Android device. Just go to the App Store if you have an iPhone.
- After logging in, tap the profile picture in the upper left corner of your account. Click the “Go Live” button on the account page.
- Following that, you’ll have a choice between Stream Games and Stream IRL. The Stream IRL option makes use of the camera on your device.
- If you choose the first option, a screen asking you to select the game you want to stream will appear.
- After selecting this category, you’ll be presented with options to give your stream a name and change the audio volume for both the gameplay and your smartphone’s microphone.
- When you click the record button, a prompt will appear informing you that Twitch will screencast your device to your Twitch Livestream. This pop-up informs you that any notifications you receive will also be broadcast, so it’s best to turn off notifications or enable the Do Not Disturb feature.
- Click “Start Broadcast,” and you’ll be on the air!
- You will be broadcasting yourself from your mobile device’s camera if you select the Stream IRL option. Similar stream options menus will appear for you, where you can enter the title of your broadcast before tapping Start Stream to go live.
Go live from your PC or Mac.
You’ll need software to broadcast from if you want to stream while using a Mac or playing games on a PC. Popular free alternatives include OBS, which runs on both PCs and Macs. Premium options are also available, such as Ecamm Live for Mac (opens in a new tab).
To get you started on a PC or Mac, Twitch now offers its own free Twitch Studio application. It’s probably best to use that if you’re just getting started before spending money on a third-party app or taking a course on the more challenging OBS software.
- Get Twitch Studio first by downloading it from the official website.
- Open Twitch Studio and sign in to your Twitch account once the software has been installed on your PC or Mac.
- After that, you’ll see an onboarding prompt guiding you through connecting your microphone and webcam.
- With various scenes and customizations, Twitch Studio will also assist you in making your stream stand out from the crowd. Additionally, users can easily set up chat boxes, on-air Twitch notifications, and more from within the application. Once you get a handle on how you’ll use these options during your Livestream, experiment with them and then change them.
- When you’re ready to broadcast live, select “Start Stream” from the Twitch Studio app’s bottom menu, and click “Go Live” to begin streaming after selecting your stream category and entering your livestream’s title.
That’s it, then! Now that you have all the information you need to broadcast quickly on Twitch, you can choose to live to stream your favorite game or go live for a lighthearted chat stream.