Hello everyone. Welcome to BlueStacks Streamer Academy. My name is Koopatroopa, and today we’re going to talk about how to set up your Twitch Page. Let’s get right into it.
Once you get to the Twitch website, you’ll need to sign up. Go ahead and enter in all your information, fill it out what’s required, and then we can start setting up your account. Once you’ve created your account, you’ll see your user name to the left of the following. You can click on this to access your channel. Once you’ve accessed your channel, you’re going to see the channel feed and the edit panels. When you edit panels, this is where you’re going to be adding what other users will see when they first get to your channel such as images, Twitter, social media, that kind of stuff. The first thing you’re going to need to do is verify your settings, your display name, your email, set up a profile picture, and introduce a bio telling a list a little bit about yourself.
If you already have Amazon, you can switch your account with Twitch Prime which will give you special features. With the “Channels and Videos” tab, you can do things such as auto hosting, team hosting, set up posts for your friends, which I highly recommend doing that way you can build your community with others, and then you can also have the mature content filter just to make it less work for your moderators if you have some trolls in your channel. You can also disable comments. You can choose who can comment. You can also set up automod features. You can ban custom words such as your address, or names that you don’t want to be said, or other things. You can also create your chat rules.
Security and Privacy is pretty straight forward. This is where you would go to change your password. You can also click at the bottom to block messages from people you don’t follow, or just whispers from strangers, just to create less messages going to you while you’re streaming. With your channel, there’s also notification features through email. If you want to know when a certain channel goes live, or when videos are uploaded, or all these things, leave the ones that you would like to know checked and the ones that you don’t care for unchecked. Then they also have push notifications that you can attach to a phone number. If you use BattleNet, Steam, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter, be sure to also attach those to your account just to make everything a little bit easier to work with each other.
Subscriptions. Of course right now, we don’t have any subscriptions. If you were to subscribe to someone, it would show up here and then you’d be able to manage those accordingly if you wanted to cancel them. This is our dashboard. If we had our Twitter connected, we could connect here and post messages that would not only go to our channel feed, but would also be posted on Twitter at the same time. This is where we can adjust our title from the stream information. If you don’t in English for your primary language, you can adjust that to whatever you see fit. Playing a game is fairly simple, whatever game you’re playing, just type it in. If you’re League of Legends, type it in, it’ll auto-populate, click, and then just be sure to update it, and then that will be the game that you would show up under the Twitch directory.
Be sure to come up with a title for your broadcasts that a user might find interesting, that way you can actually get someone new to possibly join into your stream. If this is just not the way that you’d prefer to view everything, they also have the old previous live dashboard that most of us are familiar with, including myself. It’s a little bit simpler, I think. You have your title of your broadcast, the game that you’re playing, your chosen language. This is the chis. Right here, if you want to pop this out onto a separate monitor, you can click, “Pop out here,” and you’ll be able to use that and put it where you want to on your monitors to view it. When you do go live, your channel will show up here. Be sure to hide video preview once you know that you are live and to mute this, otherwise you will get an echo effect.
Then on your dashboard, you do have editing. You can edit videos. You can also, actually, assign an editor if you don’t want to spend your own time editing. Activity, this is where you can see your previous performance on how many hours you’re doing. You also have your stats, there are analytics that you can use not only for your own information, but if you’re going for a sponsorship and they want to see what your maximum concurrents are, this is where you get that information. After you’re a [inaudible 00:04:42], some of your streams will be able to look at this to see how you’ve been doing, what worked and what doesn’t work. Video Stats, same concept. This is more analytical information that you can use.
Then for your final that you would use, this is your stream key. Now, I’m not going to click this right here, because then you would get the stream key for this account. This, you want to make sure you don’t give it to anybody unless it’s someone that you feel comfortable with sharing it, that information, to simply because they would be able to stream directly onto your channel. I guess I could show you this key and then I could just reset it later. This is what it says, “Never share your stream key with anyone or show it on stream. Twitch Staff Admins or Global Moderators will never ask you for this information.” I understand. Then it’s going to show it to me in a second. Here’s the stream key. You would copy, paste this into your OBS. This is where you get this information. This is imperative for going live. You can just click, and then “control-c,” and then this is what you would put into your OBS stream key settings.