Twitch For Dummies

The first full resource to offer advice on tapping into Twitch


Twitch got its start as a live-streaming platform mostly populated by gamers and their fans. It's quickly grown to host streaming events of all kinds-concerts, conferences, production events like podcast recording sessions, and even pro sports. Les mer
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The first full resource to offer advice on tapping into Twitch


Twitch got its start as a live-streaming platform mostly populated by gamers and their fans. It's quickly grown to host streaming events of all kinds-concerts, conferences, production events like podcast recording sessions, and even pro sports.


Twitch For Dummies helps initiate those new to streaming with advice on how to launch and build a Twitch channel. Podcasting For Dummies author Tee Morris guides readers through the basics of starting a channel, streaming games or live events, growing and interacting with an audience, and how to overcome common tech glitches.


* Build a streaming studio
* Create your Twitch profile
* Find successful streaming strategies
* Interact with your audience


This guide offers friendly, reliable advice for broadcasters, marketers, and video fans on how to tap into the most popular online live-streaming service.


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Introduction 1


About This Book 2


Icons Used in This Book 3


Beyond the Book 3


Where to Go from Here 4


Part 1: Getting Your Game On 5


Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Twitch 7


Deciding Whether Twitch Is for You 8


You want to connect with a community based on your passions or hobbies 10


You want to turn your subject of interest into a social experience 10


You want to generate excitement 11


You have a cause that needs attention 11


You want to have a little fun 12


Creating a Twitch Account 13


Insert coins to begin: The basics 14


New Twitch, who dis: Completing the Profile 16


All in the details: Channel and videos settings 18


Controlling the signal: From privacy to connected third parties 20


Learning at the Feet of Masters: Following and Subscribing to Twitch Channels 22


Following on Twitch 22


Subscribing on Twitch 24


Other Twitch Resources 26


Chapter 2: Building a Streamer's Studio 29


Where Are You Streaming From? 30


PlayStation 4 32


Xbox One X 34


Non-Essentials That Are Essential 37


Video cameras 38


Audio gear 39


Deck switchers 40


Virtual assistants 41


Chapter 3: Making First Impressions 45


Creating a Complete Twitch Channel 46


Creating an Info Panel 46


Deciding what Info Panels you should create 48


Editing and deleting Info Panels 50


Streaming Off Your Console 52


Setting up your PS4 for streaming 52


Setting up your Xbox One for streaming 54


Chapter 4: And We're Live! (Wait, We're LIVE?!) 59


Streaming Your First Gameplay 60


OMG! I'm live! What do I do now?! 61


Wrapping up your stream 62


Post-Show Production: What to Do After a Stream 65


Take a bow: Social media shout-outs 65


Reruns: The ICYMI Stream 67


YouTube: Your content, on demand 69


Creating a highlight 72


Chapter 5: Improving Your Stream: Being Your Own Harshest Critic 75


G, PG, PG-13, or R: What's the Rating? 76


Setting the Mature Content option 78


The parameters of "Adult Content" 78


Popularity Versus Pleasure: What You Are Streaming? 79


Streaming popular games 81


Streaming games you enjoy 84


Streaming retro games 84


Beyond Consoles: Streaming without Video Games 85


Streaming in the real world 86


Sharing your creative pursuits 89


Part 2: Creating Your Broadcasting Studio 91


Chapter 6: Streaming without Constraints: Streaming from a PC 93


Looking under the Hood: What a PC Needs 94


The computer processor (CPU) 95


Cooling systems 96


Random Access Memory (RAM) 98


Graphics card 98


Capture card 100


Power supply 100


Game On, Again: Setting Up Your Console 101


Streamlabs OBS: Where Creativity and Interactivity Happen 103


Incorporating a template 104


Adding a console in your template 106


Customizing your template 108


Video Is Easy; Audio Is Hard 109


Using the Astro A50 MixAmp Pro as your Party Chat solution 110


Using Discord as your Party Chat solution 111


Before Returning to Orbit, Guardian 114


Chapter 7: Setting Schedules and Social Media 115


Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel: Setting Your Schedule 116


From start to finish: A basic schedule 116


Other schedule options 118


Your own pocket of time: The length of your stream 119


Consistency and Communication 122


Notifications on Twitch 122


Notifications on Facebook and Twitter 124


Notifications on Discord 127


When Life Happens: Changes in the Schedule 129


Chapter 8: Bells & Whistles: Nifty Add-Ons for Your Twitch Stream 133


Stand By For Stream: Introduction and Intermission B-roll 134


Second-in-Command: Channel Moderators 137


Nightbot: Your Friendly Neighborhood Virtual Assistant 139


Say it again and again: Custom commands 140


Locking it down: Spam protection 143


Self-promotion on Twitch: Working with timers 146


Chapter 9: Setting the Stage 149


Love What You've Done with the Place: Overlays 149


Creating an overlay 150


Quiet on the Set: One Final Look at Your Twitch Studio 152


Couchcasting 153


Deskcasting 154


From the set 155


Twitch on the Go: Streaming from the Twitch App 157


Part 3: Getting Busy with the Business of Twitch 161


Chapter 10: Let's GOOOOO, Chat: Welcome to the Show! 163


Who, What, Where: Your Show Intro 164


Gitting Gud at Multitasking: Responding to Chat 166


Checking with Chat in real time 166


Checking with Chat at specific segments 168


Taking a Bow: Ending Your Stream 169


Creating Content for Two (or More): Hosting Interviews 170


Interview requests 171


Asking really great questions 172


Avoiding really bad questions 174


Prepping Your Green Room for Guests 176


Welcoming in-studio guests 176


Meeting guests on their own turf 177


Chapter 11: The In-Between Streams 179


Meanwhile, at Penguin's Secret Lair: Your Channel between Streams 179


Why host other streamers? 181


Selecting other streamers 182


Twitch on Demand: Past Broadcasts 185


Past broadcasts on Twitch 185


Past broadcasts on YouTube 186


Highlight Videos: Revisited 188


iGame, Therefore iTwitch: Creating Highlight Reels with iMovie 189


Import video with iMovie 189


Creating your highlight reel with iMovie 190


Exporting Your Highlight Reel from iMovie 193


Elementary, Dear Watson: Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 194


Importing video with Premiere Elements 195


Creating your highlight reel with Premiere Elements 197


Exporting your highlight reel from Premiere Elements 198


Chapter 12: From Hobby to Side Hustle to Full-Time Job? 201


Entry Level Pro: The Affiliate Streamer 202


Expressing yourself: Emotes 204


Expressing your loyalty: Sub badges 206


Showing support: Subscribers 209


A penny for your thoughts: Bits 210


Just the tip 211


Achievement Unlocked: Partnership 212


Why become a Twitch Partner? 212


The checklist for a Twitch Partner 213


Show me the money: Revenue opportunities 215


This Twitch Stream is sponsored by 215


So, Chat, let me tell you about this amazing product from 215


Show me your SWAG! 217


Don't Quit Your Day Job Just Yet 218


Part 4: Beyond the Console 221


Chapter 13: Building Your Twitch Community 223


Check Me Out Now: Publicizing Your Stream 224


Podcasting 224


Twitter 226


Instagram 227


Who Is "The Fam" and Why Do They Matter? 230


Oh, hai, Mark: Talking to Chat 230


Kinda busy right now: When not to engage 231


The Fam includes other streamers too 232


Remembering your roots 233


The Community Board: Discord 233


Share with the class: Talking to your Chat 235


One-on-one: Direct messages in Discord 236


Chapter 14: Twitch Etiquette 239


Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out: Bad Behavior on Twitch 240


"Yo, check out my stream " 240


They see me trollin' and hatin' 241


Hate speech 244


Making a Music Bed for Your Channel 244


The Big Three of content management 245


The grey area: Twitch, Spotify, and the Compromise 247


I'll Take the First: Free Speech versus Slander 249


Family Matters 250


The significant other 250


When your kids want to stream 252


Burnout: The Specter of Twitch 253


Chapter 15: Game Over: Twitch Outside of Gaming 255


Game On: The Rise of eSports 256


Bungie TV: Going Live with the Latest 257


How Can I Help You: ServiceNow 258


Coding at the Speed of Chill: SKFroi 259


A Twitch Worth a Thousand Words: Dawn McTeigue 261


Harping on a Passion: Meadow Fox 263


Gaming for Good: Charity Streams 264


Doing a little prep before you get started 265


Setting up the collection jar 266


Part 5: The Part of Tens 269


Chapter 16: Ten Twitch Streamers Who Influenced the Author 271


ItsOrd (Matthew J Drake) 272


OneActual 273


ZGPhoto 273


iLulu 274


Aura 275


That Token Guy 276


Tiddly 277


RealMunchle (read as "RealMunchie") 277


Danfinity 278


DrLupo 279


Chapter 17: Ten (or More) Life Lessons from Twitch 281


Twitch Continuously Makes Me Strive to Be Better 282


Twitch Opened the World to Me 282


Success Is Waiting for You If You Are Ready to Work for It 283


Insults Can Sometimes Be the Highest Form of Flattery 283


No Matter the Time, No Matter the Place, You Always Have Someone Watching Your Back 284


When You Doubt Is the Time to Work Harder 284


Don't Love the Game Love the Player 285


It's a Glimpse of How Good We Can Be 285


To Thine Own Self Be True 286


No, Really Just Be Yourself 286


Speak from the Head as Well as the Heart 286


There Are a Lot of Good People Out in the World Connect with Them 287


It's Not the Tech That Matters It's You 287


Once through the Looking Glass, What New Possibilities Await? 287


A Few Final Words from a TeeMonster 288


Index 291

Om forfatteren

Tee Morris is a social media pioneer. An early adopter of podcasting, Tee is no stranger to building audiences and releasing original content online. Now he adds to his online arsenal of creativity Twitch, managing his own streaming channel featuring a variety of gaming and talk shows. Tee is co-author of Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, as well as several novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre, including the award-winning steampunk series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.