Twitch made a significant announcement during TwitchCon, stating that its creators can now simultaneously livestream on any live streaming service.
This is a notable expansion of Twitch’s previous simulcasting options, which were limited to mobile platforms like TikTok and Instagram.
However, it’s important to note that this is contingent on streamers not having an exclusivity agreement with Twitch.
Twitch has outlined specific guidelines for its new simulcasting policy.
Streamers must ensure that the quality of their Twitch stream is on par with that of other platforms.
They are advised not to share links to their Twitch community on simulcasts on other platforms.
Additionally, streamers cannot use third-party services to combine chat across platforms.
In the future, Twitch plans to introduce a tool that allows streamers to indicate when they are simulcasting.
Twitch also revealed several product changes. “Guest Star,” which facilitates co-streaming, will now be called “Stream Together” and will feature enhancements like chat merging.
Moreover – Twitch is testing a version of its Discovery Feed that highlights live channels.
Soon, Twitch’s notification system for alerts like subscribers and Bits donations will also support a streamer’s custom animated emotes.