Stream Checklist – 5 Things to Do Before Going Live

When it comes to creating content on Twitch, experienced streamers will tell you that the job doesn’t start when you click the “Go Live” button. In fact, many successful streamers will often spend the same amount of time planning and preparing for each stream that they do actually broadcasting. This post will cover 5 things […]

Tutorial: 3rd Party Integration Layers

https://youtu.be/A35Lvw4Vz1U What are 3rd Party Integrations? 3rd Party Integration layers allow you to bring in dynamic content from other websites. Sites like Rainmaker, Streamlabs, and Streamelements are a great way to showcase recent subscribers, donations, stats from your game, and more. Personalized messages are a great way to engage your audience and encourage more active participation […]

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 […]

Stream without a capture card: How to setup Lightstream with your PlayStation 5 to Twitch

Creating a great looking stream as a console content creator shouldn’t require a high end gaming PC or capture card, but you will need a basic computer or laptop for initial setup. With our Lightstream Gamer Project, you can do all the things that pro streamers do to increase audience engagement like add text, branded […]

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 […]

3rd Party Integration Setup

Getting setup with any streaming software can be a daunting task, especially when you’re not familiar with what’s needed before you go live. With this guide, you will learn how to add 3rd party integrations into Lightstream and understand what’s best for you and your content. What are 3rd Party Integrations? 3rd party integrations are […]

7 Key Tips for Building Your Socials

It is hard to build a brand by streaming alone. One of the most important things a streamer can do to increase their brand is to build a following on another platform and funnel it to their Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube channel.  Sponsors will often check socials before reaching out to a streamer, so even […]

Game Selection – How Much Does It Really Matter?

Making the decision to stream can be very exciting. Most beginner streamers daydream about building a following playing their favorite games. What many don’t realize that unless you can funnel a following from another platform, streaming a popular AAA game is detrimental to early growth on Twitch. This post will explain why and give you […]

Tips to Become a Successful Streamer

Looking to become a more successful streamer? Here are some tips you should follow to make your streaming career a success. Mental fortitude If you are seriously interested in becoming a successful streamer, there are two qualities that stand out above all others: 1) perseverance and 2) motivation. Building a community usually takes a lot […]

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! […]