Streamer’s Guide to Weathering a Recession

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This article was written by financial expert Jay Cranford from Buff Your Finances. Jay is financial planner specializing in helping content creators with their business and personal finances, you can find him over on Twitter @hjcranford. With global conflict on the rise, rapid inflation impacting a variety of industries, and stock market dips on the […]

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Free Resources Part 2 – Audio, Video, and Image Editors

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We’re back with recommendations on free resources for creators. Last time we took a look at the basics: broadcast software, stream alerts, bots, and music. You can find that article right here. This time we’re taking a look at ways to improve your media editing skills. Need some tools to edit your audio, images, and […]

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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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Free Resources

Free Resources Part 1 – Stream Software, Alerts, Bots and Music

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This is the first in a series of articles that covers all the free resources a creator like you will need to make that sweet content. In this article, we start with the basics – broadcast software, stream alerts, bots, and music. Each resource has a brief description with their relevant link. Time to dive […]

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Getting Started with StreamElements

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Introduction StreamElements is a featured-packed tool for streamers; it provides cloud-based overlays, a chat bot, stream stats, as well as merch and tipping solutions. It’s a one-stop-shop that can handle most streamers’ needs. With so many things to manage, StreamElements is a wise choice and keeps all your tools in one place. This guide covers […]

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Streamlabs OBS Advanced

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Introduction So, have you got the basics of Streamlabs OBS down? If not, head on over to our previous Streamlabs OBS article. Already got the basics down? Well, friend, there’s a lot more you can do. This article covers more detail when managing sources, scenes, and managing your event feed. This document also summarizes the […]

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OBS Setup

OBS Guide – The Basics

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Streaming has become a major competitor in the entertainment field. Between major streamers, pro athletes, and celebrities taking up the reigns, there’s no better time than now to begin your journey into the streaming world. OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) is a free program to use that can be set up in a few simple steps […]

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OBS Guide: Using a Capture Card for PS4

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Today, we’re going to go through the basic steps of how to connect your PS4 to your streaming PC using an Elgato HD60 capture card and OBS/SLOBS software. Step 1: Gather your supplies! You will need the following list of things before you start: 2 HDMI Cables 1 Micro USB to USB Cable A monitor […]

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Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a bot and basic commands

Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a Bot and Basic Commands

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When it comes to moderation and community engagement, chat bots are an excellent place to start. Bots can automate tasks to ease the burden not only on yourself as a streamer, but on your mod team as well. We’re not here to tell you which bots are the best, as each bot can bring something […]

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Streaming Backgrounds: To Chroma Key… or not to Chroma Key (Part II: Green Screens)

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A couple months ago, we brought you a primer on how to have a nice, professional, and branded background using your surrounding environment. This time, we’re discussing the best way to utilize a green screen to accomplish something quite different. Making the choice to use a green screen is a popular method to avoid having […]

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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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overtone A New Solution to Voice Communication

Overtone: A New Solution to Voice Communication

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               The world of online communication has been a long and winding road. With the grandfather of TeamSpeak and the current parent generation of Discord, it’s interesting to see what offspring come from these. It looks like we might have a new entry with Overtone, a new kid to the block that improves on a […]

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SLOBS Releases Facebook Integration

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Building on one of the most popular streaming programs out there, StreamLabs’ very popular SLOBS is taking on native Facebook Gaming Integration to make streaming to Facebook even easier than before. It even includes full API support! For those who haven’t yet had the chance to stream to Facebook Gaming before, the process to get […]

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Streamlabs Introduces Face Masks!

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What’s one of the most popular things out right now, has the masses flocking to use it and taking over the nation by force? Filters! Yes, Filters! You have them on Snapchat, on Instagram, with your coffee. Yes, Filters are the new way of expressing yourself and showing where you are or how you feel. […]

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Xsplit Releases Vcam Software

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Ever since streaming has started to gain popularity, green screens have been impressive tools that were taken advantage of for some really cool effects. Used primarily in Hollywood for movies and shows, green screens add the ability to take away your background, effectively seeing just the game or desktop that is behind the camera on […]

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SLOBS Adds an App Store for Streamers

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  Streamlabs OBS (or SLOBS for short) has been making headway to stand apart from its Studio counterpart, and this update is another step in that direction. Launching an App Store aimed at streaming, SLOBS hopes to introduce tools that can help streamers create a unique experience for their channels and help independent developers get […]

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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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StreamWeasels Twitch Integrated Websites

Using StreamWeasels to Set Up a Twitch-Integrated Website

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Whether you’re completely new to streaming, or you’ve already found your place in the community – there’s one thing that can help you connect with (and grow) your audience, a personal, professional WordPress site which integrates flawlessly with Twitch.tv. That’s where StreamWeasels comes in. StreamWeasels provides WordPress Themes and Plugins for Twitch.tv streamers which help […]

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OBS Version 22 Update

OBS Studio Update 22.0 – Source Grouping & Performance Improvements

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OBS Studio continues to improve on its already great design. A handful of bugs squashed, features tweaked or added, and hotfixes were in this update. Let’s list the major points to this update! Hardware acceleration has been added to the browser source for Windows. This means the source that usually gives everyone’s CPU a run […]

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Elgato Stream Deck Mini Review

Elgato Stream Deck Mini Review

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In May of last year, Elgato released the game-changing Stream Deck which took the streaming world by storm. With the ability to change scenes, adjust audio levels, play media, and post to social media (among many, many other possibilities) at the push of a button, it became a must-have for many casters looking to improve […]

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Elgato Stream Deck 3.0

Stream Deck 3.0 Released

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Elgato’s popular streamer accessory, the Stream Deck, has released a 3.0 update, bringing new looks, text, and many bug fixes as well! Here’s a complete list of the major updates. New Style Since 1.0, Stream Deck has kept the same look and feel to its main UI. Although it was handy, it wasn’t the prettiest […]

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Twitch Analytics Overview

New Twitch Analytics Page Overview

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Twitch has recently added a new Analytics page, presenting information that is more clear, specific, and plentiful. This change provides some extremely useful metrics for streamers to look at and see areas for improvement. Today I’ll be going over all the different sections and giving you the scoop on what they mean and how you […]

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Streamlabs OBS remote control

Streamlabs OBS Adds Remote Control Support

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Having complete control of your stream is always ideal. With the constant gameplay, reading messages, and alerts, it’s sometimes amazing how a streamer keeps up with everything! With the new Streamlabs OBS update, you can control your sources right from your phone! With the Streamlabs mobile app you can: Start or Stop stream Switch between […]

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