How Do You Make Money on Twitch (And How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make)?

  Twitch is an online live streaming platform that focuses on watching other gamers play video games, but has grown immensely over the past several years into a massive website for watching all sorts of live content, including video games, podcasts, ASMR, national events, and people sitting in hot tubs apparently. This massive growth, combined […]

What is Video Bitrate, and How Does it Affect Video Quality?

  There are many factors that come into play when creating a great live stream. Offering a great personality, identifiable brand, and good gameplay is all extremely important, and you probably won’t find much success on the platform without them. However, before you should even start to worry about the above-mentioned factors, you need to […]

Top 4 Games with Black Lead Characters You Can Stream Today

It is officially Black History Month 2022 and we at Lightstream wanted to do something a little bit different to celebrate. Usually, this is the month when we celebrate notable black people who’ve made an impact in the world, but this time around we wanted to highlight some of the most notable black characters in […]

Twitch IRL Streaming Explained

Twitch used to just be for gaming, but with the recent introduction of Twitch IRL Streaming, gaming is now simply one of the many thousands of topics routinely explored on the platform. So let’s take a look at this relatively new (and ragingly popular) streaming category on Twitch. To find out how you can start […]

How To Stream On Twitch: A Complete Guide 2022

Ever wondered how to stream on Twitch? This ultimate guide will walk you through everything you need to know step-by-step. At Lightstream, we love Twitch. With over 2 million daily viewers and a whopping 64% year-over-year increase, Twitch is no doubt the leading platform for live streaming. They’re home to millions of content creators across […]

The Best Webcams for Xbox in 2021

When broadcasting your Xbox gameplay to Twitch with Lightstream Studio, showing your face is essential to engaging with viewers.  It’s easy to open Lightstream in your browser and add your computer’s connected webcam, but for those who want to stream without their computer next to them and still benefit from the overlays & notifications of […]

Setting up your IRL Stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ZqXqAlSaQ&feature=youtu.be As streaming content grows, things have begun moving outside of the boundaries of your own home and granting the ability to take your audience on an adventure in IRL. Lightstream moves into the next step of streaming your content online. With the Lightstream IRL plan, stay connected with your viewers, utilize and customize your […]