Streaming to Twitch

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 in to 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.

Twitch URL

The next step is to embed your channel into Glisser. Start by heading into your session on Glisser and Selecting Twitch as the Livestream Source under the Livestreaming Settings tab. Please note that Twitch is a one-way stream, so you will need to select Live Broadcast within the Livestreamin set up on Glisser.

Then type in your Twitch channel name into the Livestream URL before copying and pasting the text below:

&parent=glsr.live&parent=attend.glisser.com&parent=present.glisser.com

The final URL format that you will need to use when embedding Twitch in Glisser will look like this: https://player.twitch.tv/?channel=(channelname)&parent=glsr.live&parent=attend.glisser.com&parent=present.glisser.com

If the preview box displays your Twitch Channel (see below), the link has been successful.

Select Streaming Software

In order to run a Twitch Livestream, you will need an external streaming tool. We strongly recommend speaking to a production team to handle this end for you. The tools that allow you to stream onto Twitch include: OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, XSplit, vMix. Streamlabs OBS is the recommended solution (this article will focus on setting up 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 channel credentials.

Once complete, OBS will give you the option to configure you settings, run through and select your preferences e.g webcam, mic, theme etc.

Stream to Twitch

Once complete, click on the settings icon on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. 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.

Go Live

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 the top of the 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.