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How to stream to Twitch?

Learn how to send a live stream from Videolinq to Twitch.

Updated over a week ago

Twitch is the world's largest video platform for gaming, but it becomes a growing destination for other categories like online concerts, product marketing, and more. To stream to Twitch do the following:

Step 1:

Create a new channel in the quick setup process or from a channel. Select "Twitch".

Step 2:

You can login to "Connect to Twitch" for instant setup, or use the "Connect Manually" option as explained in Step 3.

Step 3:

To connect to Twitch manually you need the RTMP path and stream key provided by Twitch. These values will go in the proper boxes as shown below.

Step 4:

Open Twitch in a new browser tab and login to your account. Click on the upper right icon to expand and select "Video Producer".

Step 5:

Expand "Settings" and click on "Stream".

Step 6:

Copy the stream key to the Videolinq Twitch manual setup window.

Step 7:

Next you will need the RTMP path. You can use a global RTMP path - "rtmp://" , or find a nearby server from this list of Twitch servers, based on your location. Copy the RTMP path to the Videolinq Twitch RTMP server box shown in Step 3 and save settings.

Step 8:

In the Videolinq channel, start the source video, click on "Go Live", and confirm seeing video in the preview player. Now click on the Twitch destination and enable it.

Step 9:

Go back to Twitch and confirm you see video in your channel. You are now live streaming on Twitch.

For advanced Twitch channel setup read this article.

Tips & Tricks: When using the direct login method to configure live streams, not all social media platforms allow reconnecting a video source (Videolinq). Some platforms will issue a new stream key, meaning a new "page" (hyperlink) is created.

  • Twitter and Twitch support re-usable stream keys.

  • Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn generate a new stream key if the video source stops.

For best practice, when creating a social media link used to invite viewers, create the Videolinq destination in a manual mode, and not the direct login option. This adds the option to re-use the same stream key when the video source disconnects, for up to 90 seconds. This can be voided on Facebook that allow during manual setup to select a "persistent" stream key.

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