Running a Charity Stream with Lightstream

Over the years, through Extra Life, Gamers for Giving, and similar events, streamers have demonstrated the ability to raise millions of dollars for charities through marathons and viewer donations. We’re continually impressed by how generous gamers and streamers can be, including their helping us raise $2,880 for AbleGamers at TwitchCon! Anyone who’s done a charity stream […]

Adding Alerts to Your Live Stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMp4SeTWJ54 3rd Party Integrations such as Tipeeestream, Stream Labs, and more are a great way to showcase recent subscribers, donations, stats from your game, and even what your chat is talking about, right on the stream. Dynamic alerts like these make it easier to engage with your viewers while streaming, and keep them coming back […]

Extra Life Game Day: Charity Stream Tools & Resources

Extra Life Game Day is just around the corner! For those not in the know, that means thousands of gamers all over the world will be streaming around the clock this Saturday, raising money to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. While Extra Life fundraising campaigns are happening year-round, Game Day is a special 1-day annual […]

Stream without a capture card: How to setup Mixer’s Lightstream integration

https://youtu.be/kP4cI05cUHA Creating a great looking stream shouldn’t require a high end gaming PC or capture card. With Mixer’s Lightstream integration, you can do all the things that pro streamers do to increase audience engagement like add text, branded overlays, and alerts. Lightstream works with any FTL enabled stream to Mixer and is ideal for Xbox […]

Games That Are Ideal for Streaming

Any game can be good for streaming as long the streamer can make it worthwhile for viewers. Still, there are titles that are seemingly perfect for streaming because of their entertainment value and the many opportunities they provide for good content. These titles can bring out the best reactions from streamers, which the viewers will […]

What live streaming platform should I use?

One of the early decisions you’ll need to make as a streamer is choosing the best live streaming platform for your content. There’s a long list of streaming platforms, each offering different strengths — from audience size to customizability to special features — so it’s important to consider what you hope to achieve and what […]