Beam December Update

Beam Makes Big Changes with #December Update

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A little while ago, we covered Beam, the new kid on the streaming block with a heavier influence on interactive features and streamer-chat interaction. Recently, Beam has released a HUGE update for streamers and viewers alike to vastly improve the site and make a huge push towards the future. Dubbed #December, it’s a game changer […]

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Twitch Follower-Only Chat

Twitch Implements Follower-Only Chat Option

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Subscriber-only mode is an option Twitch Partners can use to maintain a busy chat and fend off trolls, spam, and more. Twitch is rolling out another chat restriction option called follower-only mode. Currently as an experimental feature, follower-only chat allows the broadcaster to restrict chatters based on how long they’ve been following the stream. With follower-only chat enabled, you […]

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Cheermotes

Twitch Adds Cheermotes

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A while back, Twitch introduced Cheering, an integrated tipping service. The updates to cheering continue as Twitch adds Cheermotes and expanded Cheering support. Emotes are a major component of Twitch chat. They’re fun and a great way to add something extra to any statement. Now, you can CHEER with emotes! Cheering a certain amount of bits combined […]

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Twitch IRL

Twitch Launches Twitch IRL: Your life, 24/7

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Twitch has introduced a new streaming category: Twitch IRL. IRL is a very popular abbreviation that stands for In Real Life. Often a teasing use, IRL is used to tell people about something that happens outside of the “digital world”. Your audience with you, 24/7 So, you’ve finished a game, don’t feel like doing another […]

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Oddshot YouTube Video Capture

Oddshot Allows Capture from Twitch & YouTube VoDs

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Oddshot has always been the go-to source for highlights during Twitch livestreams. Giving users the ability to take snippets from their favorite streams at any moment, Oddshot has grown from a small project to a useful tool for Twitch, Facebook, and more. With version 2.0, they added editing tools and a central place to store every shot a […]

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ScorpBot

ScorpBot: The Multi-Platform Chatbot

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ScorpBot is a very innovative chat bot that is starting to gain ground with Beam streamers. A major reason for this is ScorpBot can handle Beam AND Twitch at the same time.  So for anyone that is dual streaming, both chats are in one central place and commands can be made to send information to both […]

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Discord

Discord – GameWisp Integration, @mentions, and more!

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Discord’s latest update brings a number of great features for everyone! GameWisp Integration is finally here! @Mentions are now easy to manage and keep track of! Plus, a number of smaller changes! Gamewisp Integration! By integrating GameWisp with you server you can easily sync up your GameWisp subscribers with your Discord community, making it easier […]

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Twitch Tackles View Bots

Twitch Takes Legal Action on View-botting

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One constant problem that has plagued Twitch for a long time has been Bots. View-bots, follow-bots, and chat-bots have been rampant all over Twitch, storming the streamer with alerts and text that tends to cause a shock to the streamer. These bots can be bought, both by streamer and viewer, from many retailers online but […]

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Restream.io – Multi-Streaming Within Your Grasp!

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It’s hard to choose a service these days. With so many Streaming services and differences between them, trying to choose the right one for you can be very difficult. Well, hold onto your straight jackets, because I might have a solution for you. Restream.io is an amazing website that allows you to choose the services […]

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StreamJar Integrates with Discord and Updates On Screen Chat

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StreamJar has just released an update that is aimed to make it the choice for streamers. Available on Twitch, Hitbox, and Beam, StreamJar is a wonderful tool that provides alerts, stream management tools, and UI attachments to help make streaming easier. Discord Integration If you are a Beam streamer, you can now setup roles for […]

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Beam Logo

Beam Streaming: A New Level of Interaction

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Beam streaming service is a newer video game stream site but its bringing some interesting features that can shake up what it means to stream games. Sporting a network designed and aimed for streamers wanting to connect with their viewers, you’ll quickly find Beam’s main focus is interaction. Interface and Functionality The website itself works beautifully. It […]

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GameWisp

GameWisp Overview

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Let’s talk about a Sub button for a minute. It’s a dream of most streamers that start this journey. Sub buttons are an important source of revenue for content creators. GameWisp is changing the name of the game with their services. Going by the motto “Sub buttons for all,” GameWisp lets streamers create their own subscription system and determine […]

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TwitchAlerts Top Donors

TwitchAlerts Adds Top and Banned Donor Lists

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TwitchAlerts enhances stream donor information with the addition of a ‘Top Donors” and a “Banned Donors” tab under the “My Donations” section. The Top Donors area will list the order of donors from most to least in the time frame selected in the top right corner. It’s a great way to keep track of your top contributors […]

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Logitech C920

Logitech C920 Webcam Review

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The webcam of choice for many streamers, the Logitech C920 is an excellent option for anyone that wants a high-quality camera without spending a ton of money for a “professional” camera. Let’s dive in and talk about the design and features of the Logitech C920 webcam. Design The design of the camera is solid. Personally, with my house having […]

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Twitch Creative Expands with a New Commission Button

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Twitch is starting to open its doors to artists and craftsman alike. Today, Twitch expanded on the Creative aspect that has been becoming quite popular over the last few months with the addition of the Commission button. Any Partnered Twitch streamer can turn on the button to offer their services to viewers. To do this, you […]

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Offline Streaming – What it is and why it’s important

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      Growing is a difficult task in streaming, no matter how hard you try. There’s a lot of things that you can do while streaming but there are also a few things that should be a staple to doing off stream to put you in the best situation possible to get noticed. I […]

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Moderators: The support group to every good streamer

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Ah, Moderators. The most trusted of a Streamer’s family. The many tasks that are assigned to Moderators make them one of the most important pieces to the success of a stream as well. You want to choose someone that can be trusted, upholds all standards, and understands the rules and general vibe of the channel. […]

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OBS Encoding Problems

How to Fix Encoding Problems with OBS

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It happens to the best of us. You’ll be streaming, everything will be going fine. Then, a little red message pops in the bottom of your OBS screen, reading encoding problems. Your stream starts to lag and your quality is hurt. Don’t worry. You’re beautiful gaming PC isn’t to blame. OBS uses the best video […]

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Twitch Hosting Tool

Twitch Hosting Feature

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In the days of young Twitch (which really was only a year and a half ago), streamers had to gain their own audience through tiring work and were lucky to gain a few followers a day. They became popular through their work alone. Twitch has been advancing steadily though and is making it much easier […]

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How You Should Be Thinking as a Streamer

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I want to take a little time and address some quick ideas to the mindset that a streamer should have. I have recently been seeing a lot of new streamers advertising inside of popular streamer’s broadcasts and must say that this is NOT the way to become a popular streamer. It takes a lot of […]

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Twitch Following Games

Twitch Features: Following Games Instead of Just Streamers

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The future looks very bright with Twitch and future broadcasters. The newest feature off the Twitch press allows a viewer to follow a specific game that they like, not just a specific streamer. This allows users to enjoy the game that they love to watch past the time that their favorite streamer has played it. […]

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Streamer’s Must-Have Checklist

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So, you love Twitch. You watch it so much that you are thinking about cancelling your cable bill for faster internet. That’s wonderful! Welcome to the club! What’s that? You would like to stream like your favorite streamer? That’s even better! Welcome to the community! Before you get started though, how about we write a […]

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Getting Started in Streaming

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So you want to be a streamer huh? Ah, the simple life of playing video games and interacting with your guests. Not so simple though. Dedication, hard work, a little luck, and a ton of time is needed before you can truly call this a job. That’s like any job though, isn’t it? You want […]

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