As a smaller and starter streamer it’s pretty challenging to find those first few viewers for you twitch stream since there is so many people usually streaming the exact same game. What you could do to get your name out there is start to stream to YouTube and Twitch at the same time.
Benefits of streaming to YouTube and Twitch
You will get access to untapped people that might come huge fans of your brand. You also most likely have less competition in popular games like LOL or CS:GO in YouTube than on Twitch so you show up for more people than if you would just stream on Twitch.
Awesome thing when you stream to YouTube is also that your broadcasts are automatically saved to YouTube and Twitch. So you don’t need to export your twitch streams to YouTube after the stream. Pretty neat right?
Cons of streaming for 2 or more places
Cons of this method are pretty much that you have to check out two or more chats at the same time and you need to usually setup two different alert systems also. So you can provide the best experience for the viewers.
What i would suggest for you to do especially if you are a new streamer to test out witch platform works for you the best and then decide. There is people streaming in both platforms on YouTube and Twitch that are successful.
How to: Stream to Youtube and Twitch at the same time
Restream.io is a free service that let’s you stream to multiple places like Youtube, Twitch, Ustream, Hitbox and 30 other platforms simultaneously. You only need to stream to one server that they offer and from there it will be served all the places you have connected.
Information about the series: This post is part of the series: How to stream on Twitch and part of the How to become a Youtuber series how to setup the stream and do all the nitty gritty things. I hope these tips help you on the way to success! 🙂
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