Restream Multichat

Restream Multichat

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Restream, the service that allows you to broadcast simultaneously to a vast number of streaming websites, have released an update that allows you to connect to all the chats for each of the sites you are streaming to at the same time. Multichat is a sleek, easy to use desktop app that allows you to […]

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Upload Speed, Bitrate, and Streaming

Upload Speed, Bitrate, and Streaming

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“How fast does my internet need to be to stream?” is one of the most frequently asked questions by those interested in starting to stream. Understanding your internet speed and how it relates to your stream can be a little bit confusing at first. But, once you understand the requirements to stream, particularly your upload speed, […]

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SteelSeries

15 Years of SteelSeries

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SteelSeries is celebrating 15 years in the industry. To celebrate they are running a giveaway and we thought this would be a great opportunity to go over what they can offer you as a streamer. Since their launch in 2001 SteelSeries have created a large and varied catalogue of gaming peripherals. If you have need for a […]

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Twitch Introduces Cheers

Twitch Introduces Cheers

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Twitch’s latest feature, Cheering, brings a new way to support and celebrate your favourite streamers. Through the use of Bits you can Cheer for your favourite streamer directly in chat, with the use of animated chat emoticons. Currently in beta, it is only available for a select group of partnered streamers, but will be later rolled […]

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Avoiding Dead Air

Avoiding Dead Air

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One of the biggest challenges streamers face, especially smaller streamers, is avoiding dead air. What is dead air? Dead air is a point in a stream or cast where there is a lull in activity from caster, chat, and/or game. The impact dead air can have on your stream can be quite negative, possibly resulting […]

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Twitch Resub Notification Update

Twitch Adds Custom Resub Messages

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The most recent updates for Twitch have been focused on ways for viewers to connect with streamers and other users. The latest update to the resubscription feature, introduced last year, makes it much more personal. Viewers can now send a custom message alongside their resub notification. To send a custom message with your resubscription notification, you simply […]

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XSplit 2.8 Update

XSplit 2.8 Released

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XSplit are coining the 2.8 update their best update yet and it sure brings a number of great updates to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster. Many of these features have been widely requested by XSplit users and have been eagerly anticipated, with XSplit teasing them on their twitter recently. Updates to Both Recently the XSplit website […]

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Common Streaming Mistakes

Common Streaming Mistakes

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Streaming can often be a minefield of do’s and don’ts, there so many streaming mistakes that you can make and without realising it can actually hamper the growth of your channel. This article will look at addressing some of the most common of those mistakes, why they are bad, and how they can be remedied. Channel […]

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Oddshot 2.0 Released

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With the advent of Twitch Clips, Oddshot is no longer the only kid on the block that allows you to instantly capture moments during a stream. As such, both tools will push each other to provide a better service for its users. Oddshot have announced the release of Oddshot 2.0 bringing a number of updates […]

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The Importance of a Schedule

The Importance of a Stream Schedule

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When it comes to the actual stream schedule there can be a number of things you need to remember and consider as a streamer, while live and before even going live. Understanding what to do and how to go about best managing your stream time can leave many scratching their heads. This article aims to go […]

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Twitch Announces Clips

Twitch Announces Clips

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Twitch just announced the release of Clips, a system that works almost identically to the widely popular Chrome and Firefox plug-in Oddshot. The Clipping feature will allow you to instantly capture the past 30 seconds of any broadcast and share it with the streamer, viewers, and on social media. To capture a Clip, you simply […]

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TwitchAlerts Updates Dashboard and Alertbox Features

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The latest update to TwitchAlerts introduces of a number of handy little features to the dashboard and alertbox. These include: Dashboard Moderation delay slider Text delay slider (useful for playing out animations before the text) Alertbox Weigh your variations to decide how often they appear (more random or less random) Alert and Text to speech audio will […]

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Giveaways – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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If you were to browse the top broadcasters of a hyped game the day of its release, you are guaranteed to find [Giveaways!] in almost every other title. For many twitch users, this alone can be a heavy influence on who they will choose to watch for the day. This article will list a few easy […]

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OBS Studio

Window Capturing Browsers in OBS Fix

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As of late a number of OBS users have been reporting issues when attempting to window capture their browser, specifically Google Chrome. To fix this, you need to turn off hardware acceleration in your browser settings. How to turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome: Open Google Chrome. Click Customize and Control Google Chrome > […]

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Streaming For Money

Streaming for Money

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Streaming for money and accepting tips when you first start streaming has recently become a point of discussion within the streaming community. When you begin streaming, often one of the first steps taken is to set up a tip button or a way for viewers to support the stream financially. Many people make the mistake […]

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Beam Unveils Host Mode

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Host Mode has been hugely successfully and proven to be extremely popular on Twitch, now Beam has unveiled their own host mode. Allowing you to host your friends and fellow streamers, share experiences, and network with other streamers. Host mode offers the streamer a great opportunity to show support for other streamers and will allow […]

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Creating Your Channel

Creating Your Channel

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So, you’ve decided to start a streaming adventure, this article will go over the initial steps and thought process when creating your channel, to help optimize the potential of your stream. We will look into choosing a suitable username, selecting a channel theme, outlining the rules of your channel, and managing your expectations. Username Your […]

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Paypal

About PayPal Business Accounts

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A vast majority of your transactions and tips you receive as a streamer will be using PayPal, however some of you may have not made the change from a Personal account to a Business account. This article will go over the key points as to why a Business account is a must for all streamers, […]

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Revealed

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Rumours aplenty had elicited at the next generation of NVIDIA cards being the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, well on Friday those rumours were confirmed at a special event in Austin, Texas. NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang announced the latest generation of NVIDIA cards that will push gaming to a whole new level. After […]

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Discord Introduces Stream Status, Improves Audio and More

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Discord just rolled out their latest patch which includes a lot of community requested features, such as setting notes for users, Stream status, server role hierarchies, improved role management, cloning channels and chat box is always focused. Other updates include improved audio quality for voice channels, Discord now handles packet loss up to 30% better, […]

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Twitch Friends Invite-Only Beta is Here!

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Twitch just sent out the first wave of invites to the Friends list Beta program, which aims to make whispering your friends on Twitch easier than ever before. Finding, adding and connecting with your friends could not be simpler, just use the search bar at the top of the Friends list. Twitch has also provided […]

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Muxy: Tools for Your Twitch Stream

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When it comes to tools and alerts for your stream, there’s no shortage of programs and solutions to choose from. Muxy is one of the latest solutions available, boasting features for donations, alerts, analytics, integration with other tools, and the opportunity to monetize your stream. This article will provide an overview of the current and future features […]

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Discord

Discord Rolls out Server Nicknames and More

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The latest patch to Discord saw them introduce Server nicknames, @role mentions, mark as read, as well as a myriad of other useful features. As per popular demand, Discord implemented a feature that allows you to change your name for each server. You simply need to type “/nick username” in a server that has the […]

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8-Bit Salute

8-Bit Salute: Military Appreciation Month Begins May 1st

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  Military Appreciation Month begins on May 1st and throughout the month of May Operation Supply Drop will be running the 8-Bit Salute Charity event. In its 5th year, the 8-Bit Salute allows streamers and gamers to raise funds solo, in a team, or simply making a donation to help support troops and veterans. In partnership with Tiltify, […]

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