Have you heard about Twitch or wondering how to be a streamer in this platform? If you are aiming to be one someday, then you need to know a general guide on what you need from software, general tips as well as gears to keep your viewers entertained and hooked.
These days, millions of gamers have turned to live streaming websites to play and share their gameplay or watch professional tournaments that are easily amassing in millions of prize pool.
Twitch is now one of the biggest things when it comes to gaming industry. With over 15 million active users on a daily basis, it is easy to say that there’s money in live streaming on this platform.
Whether you are playing Agario, Call of Duty, Clash of Clans and whatnot, rest assure to attract viewers who watch your play.
Now, a new wave of streamers in Twitch has kicked in. Believe it or not, even celebrities as well as internet personalities have jumped to the bandwagon as well. With their fan base and influence at the same time, many of these personalities have countless of sponsors backing them up.
Before You Start Streaming
Now I’m pretty sure that you are excited to get started with streaming your game as well. But not yet; you need to ensure that your computer and internet can handle the minimum requirements to stream smoothly and flawlessly.
According to Twitch website, they are recommending streamers to have minimum system requirements of:
- Core i5 5th gen or AMD equivalent
- 8GB RAM
- Windows 7 OS or newer
- Strong graphics card capable of supporting the game title you are playing, something that supports DirectX10 and later and;
- An upload speed of 3Mbps
While it is strongly recommended to stream from desktop, going live from a laptop is doable too, considering that you have the right specifications. On the other hand, if you like to stream using your smartphone, check Twitch’s streaming guide on such device to avoid hiccups.
Open Your Account
Of course, you can’t stream without a Twitch account. In this regard, visit Twitch.tv to join for free. You’ll have to create an avatar, a description for viewers to know more about you and a banner as well.