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:
Create a new channel in the quick setup process or from a channel. Select "Twitch".
You can login to "Connect to Twitch" for instant setup, or use the "Connect Manually" option as explained in 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.
Open Twitch in a new browser tab and login to your account. Click on the upper right icon to expand and select "Video Producer".
Expand "Settings" and click on "Stream".
Copy the stream key to the Videolinq Twitch manual setup window.
Next you will need the RTMP path. You can use a global RTMP path - "rtmp://live.twitch.tv/app" , 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.
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.
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.