How to add Closed Captions to your Stream

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What exactly are closed captions? Are there open captions? Should you add them to your live stream, and how exactly you go about doing that? In our comprehensive guide to closed captioning for your Twitch stream, we will answer all these questions and more! What are captions? Not all captions are created equal! While there […]

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Twitch Studio Basics

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Despite Twitch Studio currently being in beta, it’s still a robust broadcasting software that allows anyone to start streaming on Twitch with little to no experience. The application comes with built-in integrated Twitch alerts, a broadcaster dashboard, and a clean user interface. After installing, users are taken through a guided setup. This avoids the “information […]

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How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

How to Start Streaming on Twitch in 4 Easy Steps

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The world of video content creation can become a never-ending rabbit hole of analytics, settings, optimizations, social media, and technical know-how. The amount of information available can sometimes seem overwhelming. Worry not, friend! We’ve broken down how to get started streaming on Twitch in just 4 simple steps. If you’ve already been broadcasting on Twitch […]

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The Basics of Using Zoom

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Over the past several months, Zoom, a video communication platform, has seen tremendous growth. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spanning the entire globe, people and businesses have been flocking to online tools that help us stay connected. Whether you’re looking for better tools to work remotely and communicate with your team, or simply stay connected […]

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A Broadcaster’s Guide to Business Cards

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Business cards are an important aspect of being a creator. They’re often overlooked, despite establishing first impressions of your brand and getting your name out there. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the offline aspects when you’re dealing with an online venture. Our guide covers why business cards are important, what to do (or not do) […]

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Elgato Stream Deck XL and Mobile

Elgato Launches New Stream Deck Products

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Earlier this week, Elgato announced the addition of Steam Deck Mobile and Stream Deck XL to their Stream Deck lineup. The XL adds more than double the buttons for those who need a larger interface. Stream Deck Mobile offers a budget-friendly alternative. These new options do a good job of rounding-out both ends of the […]

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Common Bot Commands

Common Bot Commands for Streamers

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Multitasking is a common theme among broadcasters. Handling production, ensuring quality, problem-solving, talking with chat, and more. As a result, many utilize channel bots to offload some of that work. It can make your life easier as an entertainer and provide more value to an audience. Why use Manually Triggered Commands? There’s a whole host […]

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Dream Streamer Contest

AVerMedia Launches Dream Streamer Contest

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AVerMedia has announced their Dream Streamer contest which gives content creators the chance to win the Grand Prize of a 4K gaming/streaming rig including accessories. While in theory, this sounds like a great idea, there are some issues we’ll cover later in this article. The contest has various prizes provided by AVerMedia, CyberPowerPC, Cooler Master, […]

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Rend Partner Program

Frostkeep Studios Introduces Rend Partner Program

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Frostkeep Studios, based out of Irvine, CA, recently launched their first game. Rend, which launched into early access on July 31st, is currently looking for content creators to join their newly-created partner program. What is Rend? Rend is a fresh take on the survival-crafting genre that combines faction-based warfare with epic fantasy adventure. Players join […]

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Stream Deck Multi-Actions

Multi-Action Comes to Stream Deck

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Elgato has released the latest update for the Stream Deck which allow streamers to assign as many actions as they want to a single key press. This new functionality opens up a whole new host of options limited only by your imagination. The update also introduces timer actions and a number of bug fixes and optimizations. […]

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Kapsuli Review

Kapsuli Review

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Kapsuli, which launched in 2014, is a social media tool for Twitch broadcasters. Originally offering a customizable player to embed your stream directly into Twitter, it has grown to focus on increasing engagement, posting relevant content on Twitter and driving traffic to your Twitch page. What is Kapsuli? Kapsuli is a tool that promises to save you time […]

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OBS 21.0 Update

OBS 21.0 Update Introduces Scripting and Other Cool Features

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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) released their latest update including a hotfix patch. Version 21.0 introduces scripting support, new audio features, and new production features. Luajit/Python3 Scripting Support What exactly does this mean for the average user? OBS now includes a number of example scripts for things like a countdown timer, analogue clock, or instant replay. If […]

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Disclosures 101 for Content Creators

The Do’s and Don’ts of Disclosure for Content Creators – Influencer101 FTC Q&A

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Note: This article was updated on December 5th, 2019 with information from the FTC’s new online influencer publication released in November. On September 20th, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a live Q&A on Twitter for Social Media Influencers. While the FTC should definitely be commended for their effort, Twitter was seemingly a terrible […]

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Elgato Green Screen Review

Elgato Gaming Green Screen Review

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Elgato Gaming, known for their series of content creation tools, has been making waves in the streaming industry this year. 2017 has seen the introduction of several major tools, such as the Stream Deck, branching out from their focus of capture cards. During PAX East earlier this year, I had a chance to check out […]

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DesignByHumans Unofficial TwitchCon Swag

DesignByHumans Launches “Unofficial” TwitchCon Swag

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In the wake of the latest TwitchCon reveal of their Partner “jerseys“, Design By Humans has launched custom swag just in time for TwitchCon. While DBH branded, the iconic “Twitch purple” and “TC” integration into the designs makes for some really nice clothing with a modern Twitch feel. The logo even includes “Long Beach, CA” which […]

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Twitch Extensions and New API

Twitch Unveils “Extensions” and API Improvements

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Earlier this week, Twitch announced several exciting changes coming to the platform that will allow both streamers and developers to create engaging new experiences for their communities. Both an all-new API and interactive applications called Extensions will be launching site-wide. The announcements were made during PAX Dev and simultaneously live streamed from their Twitch Dev […]

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WWF Livestream Charity Event

WWF Wild LiveStream 2017 Charity Event

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From September 1st to 16th, WWF-Australia will be running their first ever fundraising event utilizing Twitch. The organization will be hosting streamers during the event directly from their Twitch channel. In addition to helping a great cause, the highest raising broadcasters will win themselves an exclusive WWF Prize Pack! Getting Involved WWF-Australia is raising funds […]

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Bit Boss Battles Global Cheermote Contest

Bit Boss Battles Release Global Cheermote and New Contest

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Bit Boss Battles (BBB) provides an interactive widget that enables viewers to battle each other using Bits. Each time a viewer cheers, damage is dealt to the “Bit Boss” at a rate of 1 point per bit. Whoever deals the killing blow will take over as the new boss. Yesterday, a new global Cheermote, BitBoss, was […]

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Twitch Acquisitions Bits Stats

Twitch Acquisition, Bits, and Stats, Oh My!

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This past week has been full of new Twitch announcements. Stats have become more informative with the addition of things such as location data. Bits got a major update with the ability to purchase via mobile and a wider range of payment options. There was even a new acquisition announced by Twitch! ClipMine Acquisition Twitch announced in […]

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DnD Beyond Launch

D&D Beyond Launches

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Yesterday, Curse (a subsidiary of Twitch) launched their official digital fifth-edition D&D toolset, D&D Beyond. While a mobile app isn’t yet available (soon™), the site itself is fully mobile responsive. Logging in is as simple as connecting your Twitch account and yes, you need a Twitch account to log in. What is it? The site contains […]

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Discord testing video calls and screen sharing

Discord Begins Testing Video Chat and Screen Share

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Discord has dropped some big news on the digital communications front. As of yesterday, they rolled out Video Chat and Screen Sharing to 5% of Desktop users. They’ve made it pretty clear that this is a small beta test and not to expect a full launch for at least another month. Have Access? Here’s How it Works […]

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Revlo CEO Announces New Project

Revlo CEO Announces New Project

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James Sun, Co-founder and CEO of Revlo, recently released some interesting stats gathered over the 2 years that Revlo ran. The figures were pretty impressive. The total number of registered broadcasters surpassed 255,000 and well over 3 million rewards were redeemed. Perhaps more interesting than all these stats, however, was the announcement that some of […]

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Fortnite Twitch Integration

Fortnite Implements Twitch Streaming Quests

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On July 25th, Epic Games debuted a brand new feature on their dev stream – Twitch Live Streaming Quests! After linking your Twitch account within Fortnite, you’ll unlock your first broadcaster quest. Viewers have a chance to unlock quests after linking their accounts simply by watching their favourite streamers complete their live streaming quests on stream! […]

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Citadel Forged with Fire Partner Program

Citadel: Forged with Fire Partner Program

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Citadel: Forged with Fire, which launches on July 26th into early access, recently announced their exclusive Content Creator Partner Program. If you haven’t heard of the game yet, it’s a giant (36km²) sandbox RPG which almost feels like D&D meets Skyrim. It already has a robust building system, beautiful landscapes, and a scourge of Blood-Orcs. […]

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