How to Broadcast on Twitch
If you are enthusiastic about gaming and haven’t stated using Twitch, then I am sorry to tell you that you are missing out on a lot. With millions of active members, Twitch is the biggest and leading platform for gamers and gaming enthusiasts. Twitch is a platform where gamers can broadcast their games live and let millions watch them battle it out with other gamers. If you are a gamer, you have every reason to join Twitch and start broadcasting today.
Broadcasting on Twitch gives you a massive online following which is of great importance in the modern day world. Having legions of fans watch as you dominate the League of Legends matches is oddly satisfying and presents very many opportunities that you can use to better yourself as a gamer and as an individual. Through Twitch, you can make connections and interactions with people who will turn out to be potential sponsors in your profession as a gamer. If you are playing video games for a living, then a litany of followers is something that will always work to your advantage. In order to earn a good number of followers and streamers to your channel on Twitch, you will need to know how and when to stream. Here are 10 tips to help you run a successful Twitch channel and earn millions of fans;
1. Good internet-make sure that you have high speed internet if you want to give your followers a good experience on Twitch. Broadcasting needs high speed internet to enable High Definition broadcasting without any problem. You essentially want to broadcast a quality of 720p or more.
2. Good webcam
Make sure that you have a very good webcam that lets you interact with your streamers while playing. With a webcam, you can react to the engagement of the fans and this enables you to establish a connection with the fans which is very important. A decent webcam might set you back a few dollars but considering the opportunities ahead, it is worth every cent of your money.
3. A loud enough mic
A good number of broadcasters on Twitch normally have very ineffective microphones which make it hard for their fans to hear what they are saying. When you consider that most of the streamers live streams solely for the commentary, a crappy mic might just cost you a good number of potential fans. A good mic needs to be clear enough for people streaming on the other end to get the commentary seamlessly.
4. Make sure your consoles are in top condition
I know of a professional gamer who lost sponsorship with a top company simply because his console kept hanging midway through the games. It is embarrassing and can cost you a good number of followers.
5. Broadcast software
To broadcast to Twitch, you will need broadcast software. There are a number to choose from including OBS (Open Broadcasting Software), XSplit, and Gameshow. Most modern broadcast software now includes the ability to sign-in directly to your Twitch account, so you should not have to worry about redirecting your broadcast. A good add on you can incorporate to your software is a pop up notification when someone donates to you or follows you. When people see this, they will also follow suit.
6. Chat bots
Chat bots like Mobot will check your chats and ensure that no one posts links or anything prohibited that can get you in trouble. Get one of these bots and they will help you stay clear of trouble and malicious people.
7. Choose less competitive games to broadcast
If you want to stream popular games on Twitch, you will be competing with thousands of established gamers for followers and audience. The top ten games on Twitch normally have very many people broadcasting them and there is a lot of competition for fans and if you aren’t as established in the industry, you will only attract a couple of followers. Try less popular games and you will realize that you will get decent numbers especially if you are playing them right.
8. Interact with your fans
Make sure you constantly remain in touch with your fans and followers to create and establish a relationship. Engage in conversation both on and off Twitch and make them want to come back for more streams. Don’t hesitate to mute and block people who look malicious and attack you negatively.
Create a streaming schedule and try hard to stick to it. This can be extremely difficult but if you are disciplined enough, you can remain consistent and this will pay dividends People are more likely to follow closely gamers who have some sort of broadcasting program. Inconsistency will cost you fans and potential sponsors because they will interpret your inconsistency as lack of discipline and professionalism.