How to stream on Twitch

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Want to know how to stream on Twitch so you can share your own personal brand of entertainment with the world? We're here to help you out. While you may well want to stream your favourite games on Twitch, it's also a home for more creative content, so you could livestream your current art project, launch your own cookery show or simply chat with your viewers. As long as you're passionate about your subject and have lots to say about it, you should be able to pick up an audience of like-minded viewers.

And the good news is that getting started on Twitch isn't hard at all (check out our collection of the best content creator kits and our picks for the best camera for streaming to get the best gear). A basic stream is easy to set up, and with success, you might even be able to earn an income from your streams. We'll explain everything you need to know to get started, as well as share some more advanced tips for creating a great-looking stream that people will keep on coming back to. So let's get going!

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.