Developer Guidelines: Lightstream Browser Sources

If you’re developing a tool for streamers, follow these guidelines to ensure that your service is compatible with Lightstream browser sources. User Experience In Lightstream Studio, streamers will be adding your service as a 3rd Party Integration layer called Browser Source. They must include a URL to load into their project. This URL must be […]

Rainmaker Tipping Panels

Accepting tips from viewers is a great way for streamers to start monetizing their stream – especially if you haven’t made Twitch Partner status which unlocks additional revenue channels. With Rainmaker.gg, you can easily accept tips via your creator site. Once you have setup tips in Rainmaker, just make sure the “Profile Tip Button” option […]

A Webcam Positioning Guide for Xbox Broadcasting

Webcams on Xbox Streams Whenever you’re broadcasting to sites like Twitch, using a webcam to bring yourself on-stream is one of the best ways to connect with your audience. The Xbox One and Series S|X both accept most major USB webcams – simply plug one into an Xbox USB port and you’re good to go! […]

Lightstream powers advanced Xbox broadcasting with new experimental integration into the Twitch Xbox App

Today, Lightstream is excited to announce that we’re testing a new integration to stream your Xbox One gameplay through the cloud to Twitch with no expensive hardware, complicated software, or high-end streaming PC required! How to stream your Xbox One without a capture card: 01 Login to Lightstream Studio with Twitch in any non-mobile browser […]

Lightstream Acquires StreamJar and Launches Rainmaker to Bring Live Streaming Sponsorships to the Masses

Micro-sponsorships on the Rainmaker platform will give brands access to creators with highly-engaged audiences of any size, empowering the 99% of live streamers who have not previously had access to sponsorships.   CHICAGO, July 16, 2020 – Lightstream, an innovator in cloud-native live streaming technology, is announcing the launch of Rainmaker (rainmaker.gg), a data-driven service […]

What live streaming destinations should I use (for non gamers)?

One of the early decisions you’ll need to make as a streamer is choosing the best live streaming destination for your content. There’s a long list of streaming platforms, each offering different strengths — from audience size to customizability to special features — so it’s important to consider your goals and what best help you […]

Breaking down Ninja’s debut Mixer stream

**Updated at 5pm PT** Jump directly to the updated comparison. Ninja shocked the gaming world yesterday when he announced he’s leaving Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming platform. As one of the largest streamers on the largest gaming live streaming site, many see it as a pretty big shake up and an opportunity […]