Variety content as a form of self-expression: iHasCupquake

You’ll often hear that variety content can hinder your growth, but it can do the opposite for you if you take the right approach. If you’re interested in becoming a creator or feeling stuck or tied to one game or content format, give yourself space to explore! In this video created specially for the Lightstream […]

How to handle Burnout as a Content Creator: MissesMae

Burnout comes for us all, but how do we handle it when it happens? What steps can help prevent it? How can you acknowledge your burnout and make practical decisions to overcome it? Is it okay to take a break when I have all these projects and brands waiting on me? We’re all guilty of prioritizing […]

Social Media 101

You already know what social media is so let’s skip that bit and begin with why it’s so important to use it as a content creator. Social media can be viewed as a way to engage with your audience, disseminate more of your content, & funnel your audience to your other content or community spaces. […]

Audience Interaction 101

Being a content creator isn’t just about creating content – it’s also about building & interacting with your audience. Whether or not your content is real-time (like live streaming) or not, you engage your audience through comments/replies on social media, interacting in community spaces like Discord or Reddit, & more. For live streamers, connecting with […]

Creator Branding 101

The concept of branding can be a little daunting but we’ve put together a guide on the basics for you! Whether you’re preparing for your streaming debut or rebranding – we’re here to help! Table of Contents What is Branding as a Content Creator? Think of content creator branding as two segments that make up […]

How to Comply with Twitch TOS when Simulcasting

Simulcasting was recently added to Lightstream Studio! A lot of you have been making good use of this feature and we’ve had a few questions about how to comply with Twitch TOS when simulcasting. TOS can be a little confusing to wrap your head around, so let’s break down some basic rules for Simulcasting from Twitch. The […]

Lightstream Launches Console Simulcasting

Since Lightstream was acquired by Xsolla, we’ve had a few questions about what this means for you, as a Lightstream user. To put it simply, the acquisition helps the team at Lightstream update our product and get to work on the features you’ve been asking for. We’re super excited to share that you can now […]

Overlays and Alerts on PlayStation Streams Without a Capture Card

Not everyone has access to a capture card and streaming PC, that’s where Lightstream comes in. With a Lightstream Gamer project we’re able to help you create professional looking streams on Twitch with overlays, scenes, and alerts all in the cloud! Table of Contents How to set up your PlayStation to stream with Lightstream Note: […]

Adding Closed Captions to your Stream

Want to make your Twitch stream more accessible but not sure how? Adding Closed Captions to your streams is a lot easier than you might think! Contents Why is accessibility important? Simply put, making your streams more accessible helps you access a wider audience and makes Twitch a more inclusive space.  Accessibility is one of […]