Tutorials

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How to make an overlay for Twitch

Last Update: Jul 14, 2021

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an overlay for Twitch or any other streaming platform by using the Stream Maker Creation Tool. In a matter of seconds, you will be able to download your own custom stream overlay. Click here to go the creation tool and click on “Create an overlay” to start customizing your own overlay. Select a theme First things first, select in the list of available overlay templates / overlay themes the one that you prefer, the next few steps will be about customizing it to your taste....

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Happy new year 2020!

Last Update: Jul 14, 2021

Last year we’ve seen an increase of the amount of different streamers and stream type. We’ve also seen an increasing amount of streaming service with the appearance of Mixer! Among other people, you may have started your own stream? If this is the case, we hope you gave a look at our creation tool which helps you create all the graphics that you need for your stream. Another good news is that we also observed a big increase of viewers, for sure, the streaming scene is here to stay....

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Get new streamers / Build your audience

Last Update: Nov 22, 2020

Every days, a lot of people are on their adventure of running a live stream. That’s a good thing: streams never had such a large audience! While the streaming scene is evolving and is having new users every days, a lot of people get used to watch a stream every day or once a week. However, it is sometimes hard to find the audience and to get viewers for your stream....

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How to start streaming on Mixer with OBS Studio

Last Update: Aug 1, 2019

OBS Studio is probably the greatest software available nowadays for video recording and live streaming. On top of that, it is free and it open-source. We will see in this quick tutorial how to quickly start streaming on Mixer using OBS. As you will see, it’s really straight-forward. Get your Mixer Stream Key In order to start streaming on Mixer, you will first need to retrieve a key that we will later use in OBS in order to indicate on which channel to stream....

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Introducing the new type of overlays themes: Lobby Overlays

Last Update: Mar 20, 2019

Introducing the new overlays themes: the Lobby Overlays Reaching your audience is a big part of your stream. Communicating with your viewers in your chat, would it be by answering their question or just thanking them when they follow you or subscribe to your channel. There is another way to reach them and it is by having some chat sessions with them! However, you won’t put your webcam in fullscreen on Twitch and just talk with them, that would not look nice....

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Tutorial to setup a 'Stream Starting Soon' or 'Offline' banner

Last Update: Feb 23, 2019

These days, the audience on Twitch never cease to increase. For viewers, they will always be a streamer available the moment they want to watch something. Obviously, you won’t be available for your viewers 24h/24 and 7d/7! And that is a good thing, you have a life outside your stream and you will need to rest to gain energy for your next stream. However, while you’re away from your stream, you will want to have a waiting screen or a banner displayed to welcome your viewers with a nice graphic and display....

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How to start streaming on Twitch with Xsplit Broadcaster

Last Update: Jan 10, 2018

XSplit Broadcaster is a well-known software available for video recording and live streaming. XSplit Broadcaster being a great and easy tool, it is used by both amateurs and professionals streamers. Available here, it has a free version and it is only available for Windows. We will see in this quick tutorial how to simply start streaming on Twitch using XSplit Broadcaster. Configure XSplit Broadcaster Configuring XSplit Broadcaster is done in a few easy steps....

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How to start streaming on Twitch with OBS Studio

Last Update: Dec 23, 2017

OBS Studio is one of the great video software available nowadays for video recording and live streaming. On top of that, it is even free and open-source. Available here, it is available for the 3 major systems: Windows, Mac and Linux. We will see in this quick tutorial how to simply start streaming on Twitch using OBS. As you will see, it’s really straight-forward. Get your Twitch Stream Key In order to start streaming on Twitch, you will first need to retrieve a key that we will later use in OBS in order to indicate on which channel to stream....

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