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Co-streaming makes a live stream broadcast more powerful as it allows between 1 and 4 Twitch streamers to broadcast live together during special events like NBA G league, providing more angles in one window for the viewers.

In other words, you can air another broadcast on your Twitch channel while you are providing unique commentary on the actions taking place. This brief article will tell you how to co-stream on Twitch and connect with your community.

Let’s get on with this quick and simple guide and explain what is co-streaming and how you can do it

How to Co-Stream on Twitch

There are two software choices you can use for co-streaming on Twitch: OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) and XSplit. I’ll cover both of them and help you choose the one you prefer the most.

Both of them are reliable, free software for live streaming and recording various events like presentations and award shows, offering great video quality options. Streaming with either of the two is easy and you won’t make a mistake whichever you choose.

Using OBS

how to stream on twitch with obs
  • On your Twitch dashboard, right-click the Sources panel and click Add. Another option is to tap + in the bottom left corner.
  • Select Browser.
  • When a new screen opens, insert the address in the URL field of the Twitch stream channel you wish to co-stream.
  • Alter your settings if needed by changing FPS, width, or height in a way that they match your stream settings.
  • Tap OK.
  • Go to the Creator Dashboard and add the co-stream icon.
  • Click Start Streaming and that’s it.

Using XSplit

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First of all, you need to ensure that the version of XSplit you have is at least 3.0.1. Now you are ready to enhance your channel by co-streaming on your Twitch channel.

  • Click Add and Select Webpage.
  • Make sure the performances such as FPS, width and height are right for your Twitch stream settings.
  • Select the Co-stream tag from the Creator Dashboard.
  • Enjoy the experience!

Squad Stream

Squad Stream is a cool option of Twitch thanks to which Twitch streamers can collaborate with others by giving a stream live, thus ensuring a lot better experience for the viewers. Let’s see how to use the option Squad Stream on your Twitch account.

  • Firstly, open Stream Manager in your Creator Dashboard.
  • Next, select Quick Actions and find Squad Stream.
  • There will be two options, either to start rolling squad stream as the host mode (click My Squad) or accepting an invitation (Invites).
  • If you want to start a squad stream, you need to select the option Add a Channel and insert the name(s) of Twitch streamer accounts that you wish to invite. There can be 1-3 channels.
  • When the invited streamers accept your invite, click Start Squad Stream.

You don’t necessarily have to be a streamer, you can simply watch other squad streams. To watch a stream on someone’s channel, locate the Squad Stream tag and place the selected streams in the primary slot. Now you are ready to join other viewers.

FAQ

Is it possible to save uploads of the co-streamed content on Twitch?

Saving any co-streamed past broadcasts is not permitted. This is Twitch licensed content and please refer to the section on Unauthorized Content Sharing within the Twitch Community Guidelines and check out other Twitch trending articles to get acquainted with the rules.

Who can use Squad Stream?

Unfortunately, only Twitch Partners. They are the only ones who receive good video quality options. However, don’t be discouraged, as Twitch is considering making Squad Stream available to Affiliates and all streamers in the near future.

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