Simulcasting or multistreaming across different platforms has become a pivotal strategy for many live streamers. Until recently, Twitch had imposed restrictions on this practice, particularly for Affiliates and Partners. They initially loosened these constraints, allowing simulcasting on short-form platforms but excluding platforms like Facebook and YouTube. However, in a surprising twist, Twitch's stance has changed, loosening these restrictions entirely for all creators so long as they aren't part of an exclusivity agreement.
Here's what you need to know about the most recent changes regarding simulcasting on Twitch:
Quality Should Be Consistent With Other Platforms: Streamers must ensure that their Twitch broadcast quality matches or exceeds that of other platforms. The platform wishes to keep a positive visitor experience, and consistent quality helps maintain that.
No Directing Viewers to Other Platforms: Twitch prohibits streamers from guiding viewers to other platforms via links.
Chat and Activity Exclusivity: Twitch prohibits integrating cross-platform activities into live streams on the platform. This means streamers cannot combine chats or viewer interactions into their Twitch broadcast via third-party apps.
While the platform continues to prioritize its community engagement and quality of experience, it also recognizes the changing landscape of live streaming. This change is a big plus for streamers wanting to connect with fans in multiple places while growing their brand. If you’re looking for a way to make multistreaming super simple, Streamlabs Ultra has you covered, making the multistreaming process as simple as linking your preferred accounts, toggling them on, and hitting the Live button.