Twitch is a popular online service for watching and streaming digital video broadcasts. When it was founded in 2011, Twitch originally focused almost entirely on video games but has since expanded to include streams dedicated to artwork creation, music, talk shows and the occasional TV series.
Sign into Twitch
To get started with Twitch, go to www.twitch.tv, and click ‘Sign up’. Fill in the details and you will be able to sign in to your new Twitch account.
Copy Twitch Username
Your Twitch account username will be what you’ll have to copy and paste into Glisser, it’s worth embedding this into your session right at the start.
Select Streaming Software
You will need to select and download streaming software in order to live stream through Twitch: OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, XSplit, vMix. Streamlabs OBS is the live streaming software is the recommended solution (this article will focus on Streamlabs OBS).
Go to Streamlabs.com to download the OBS live stream software and click ‘Download Streamlabs OBS’.
Once you click ‘Download Streamlabs OBS’ a license agreement will appear, click ‘I Agree’ to enable OBS software to download. Click ‘Install’ to download the software and wait for the download to complete and then click ‘Finish’.
Choose your OBS file location and install the software.
Once the OBS software has been installed, select finish and the livestream platform will open.
You’ll now have the option to sign in to your streaming account. Select Twitch and enter your credentials.
Once complete, OBS will give you the option to configure you settings, run through and select your preferences e.g webcam, mic.
Stream to Twitch
Once complete, click the ‘Multistream’ icon on the left hand side of the screen and the ‘Settings’ will appear. Under ‘Settings’ click ‘Stream’ and click ‘Streaming to Twitch’.
You may be required to add your webcam/ camera & microphone as a source if this was not configured earlier. Simply select the + within the source tab and add your video and audio outputs.
Once you’re ready to go live, click the green ‘Go Live’ icon on the bottom right. You’ll then be able to fill in the details such as, live stream ‘Title’. Once you’ve filled in the details accordingly, you’re ready to go Live. Before doing so, make sure you’ve embedded your stream into Glisser (see top of article).
When you’re ready to go Live, we’d recommend starting by presenting your session on Glisser 10 minutes before you are scheduled to begin to allow your audience into the session. Then you’ll be ready to hit the green Go Live button on Twitch.