Twitch is a live streaming service of video games of American origin. The subsidiary of Amazon, Twitch Interactive, is the operator of the service. The video game streaming service, first released in June 2011. It was the spin-off of the global streaming platform Justin.tv.
Twitch primarily broadcasts live streaming of Video games but also focuses on esports competitions, music, creative content, and the latest real lifestreams. The material on site is viewable either live or through video on demand. The website gained popularity more than its counterpart consisting of general interest content. According to statistics, Twitch had 45 million views by October 2013. Furthermore, by February 14, it became the fourth largest source for internet traffic in the USA. In the same month, Amazon acquired Twitch for 970 million dollars, and Twitch became a subsidiary. Later on, Twitch acquired an operator of online gaming communities, Curse. Thus, it introduced the feature of purchasing games via links on streams. The feature also included a program for streamers earning commissions, with the sales of the games.
In the year 2015, Twitch had 1.5 million streams, along with 100 million viewers per month.
By 2017, the website became the leading live streaming platform for online video games in America. And by 2018, Twitch had 2.2 million monthly streamers and acquired over 27,000 partner channels.
It is often difficult to live stream games by beginners. Below is a complete guide on how to stream any video game available on Twitch for Android or iOS.
Live streaming on Twitch for Android.
Unfortunately, streaming gameplay for Android is difficult, just like with the Nintendo Switch. First, you must sign up on Twitch and create an account. You can do this on a computer, for easier access. Secondly, go to the settings of the app, then select “About phone.” Next, tap ten times on the build number. Tapping 10 times, will unlock the developer options. Thus, from the developers’ options list, you can turn on the USB debugging option.
You must find a suitable app for mirroring your phone screen on your computer. Some sites recommend Vysor, as it’s free to download. But unfortunately, the quality is mediocre. For a better quality, you can take an annual subscription. Therefore, giving you access over bitrate and resolution.
Along with the other things, you must download OBS for your desktop. The app will help in linking your twitch account, along with your webcam, microphone, and video source. Next, click on broadcast, which will finally stream Twitch from Your Android device.
Live streaming on Twitch for iOS.
First, to stream a video game from your iPhone or any other iOS device, you have to turn on-screen recording from the settings options. Fortunately, screen recording is available on iOS 11+ devices—secondly, the app that works best for apple devices, Mobcrush. You can get the app from the app store, which gives you access to reroute your screen recording to the Mobcrush and then finally on Twitch.
For Mobcrush, you must sign up and create an account. The app allows you to sign up with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google accounts. But Facebook is not recommended, as it automatically will link to Facebook’s game streaming. Next, you have to connect to a streaming platform individually, this means to your Twitch account.
For example, if you want to stream Fortnite, you must go to the control center and hold down the screen recording button. The screen recording icon will present an option to select a supported app on your device. It would be best if you chose Mobcrush, and then select the “Do not Disturb” option. Now, select the stream title and hit to broadcast.
A step by step guide for both iOS and Android
Although the above-given guide works perfectly, but to avoid any inconvenience, here is a step by step guide, using a different app for streaming.
- StreamLabs app is available on both apple and android devices. You can download it from the app store of your equipment; it’s free.
- Then, create an account and sing upon the StreamLabs app. Next, with your Twitch account login.
- On your main screen window, select the “stream” icon.
- The StreamLabs app will display a prompt for screenshotting your screen. Then, select the “start now” option.
- Next, select the menu button; it will be a three-dot button. And from there, choose “Edit stream info.”
- In this step, you can give a name of your choice to your live game streaming. After you decide on a name, select the “OK” button.
- For the next step, choose the “Live” icon. You will find the image at the bottom-right of your screen. And finally, the content from your screen will begin streaming on Twitch.
- In the last step, all you need to do is select a game of your choice to start streaming. The content, or the game of your choice, will automatically begin to streaming live on Twitch for your viewers.
Apart from Mobcrush, Vysor, and StreamLabs, there are other apps that you can use as well. You can try out the other apps for your android or iOS devices, in case the ones recommended don’t work. We’re hoping that’s not the matter! Bitstream works best for Android. It is free, and the minimalistic interface, along with a significant number of features, makes it highly recommended. For gamers with ios devices, Live: Air Solo, works completely fine. This app is free, as well.
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