A common request is how to begin live streaming on Youtube and Twitch. Something you can do very quickly and easily is to simply sign up for either or both and download OBS and connect OBS. You can utilize scenes (organization and lay out of the content you are streaming) and sources (the visual and audio being inputted). You can then organize your scenes and other settings in OBS such as video, audio and output streaming. You can also edit the screen size.
- OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is the classic streaming software, but there is also Streamlabs OBS and the paid service Ecamm Live.
- Streaming is often accompanied by live chat, and you can program a bot to hang out there.
- To build an audience, schedule your streams for consistent times and let people know when that is.
“I’ve been streaming on Twitch (twitch.tv/mattstauffer) for a few years and recently I’ve started streaming to YouTube (youtube.com/mattstauffer).”