If you are a dedicated content creator on Twitch who’s always looking for ways to grow their audience and reach new viewers, you might have considered streaming on multiple platforms. But hold on a sec! If you’re already a Twitch Affiliate, you might be wondering, Can I actually multistream on Twitch?
Well, don’t worry! Because in this guide, we’ll uncover all the truths of multistreaming as a Twitch Affiliate. We’ll explore whether it’s allowed, on what conditions it’s allowed and what Twitch’s policies say about it, and what it could mean for your status and benefits as an Affiliate.
Furthermore, we’ll also delve into the details of whether posting your content on YouTube is allowed or not. So, get ready as we unpack all the info you need to make an informed decision about multistreaming while keeping your Twitch Affiliate journey on the right track. Let’s get started!
Can I Multistream On Twitch As An Affiliate?
Alright, let’s talk about Twitch’s multistreaming rules! As a Twitch Affiliate, it’s essential to be in the loop and know what you can and can’t do, right? So, here’s the deal with Twitch’s policy on multistreaming.
As an Affiliate, you’ve got to stick with Twitch for a while! Twitch asks you to stream exclusively on their platform for at least 24 hours before showing off your content on other sites. Keep in mind, that breaking this rule might not end well for your Affiliate status.
Exceptions for Past Broadcasts
The good news is, Twitch is pretty chill about sharing your past streams. Once that 24-hour period passes, you’re free to upload your old content to other platforms. Just remember, live streaming must stay exclusive to Twitch during those initial hours.
Hey, no worries if you wanna jazz things up! Twitch is cool with “alternate content,” which means stuff like prerecorded videos, highlights, and edited content. Feel free to create versions of your Twitch streams for other places without any time restrictions.
As a Twitch affiliate, Twitch does not bound you to only stick with it only and that means you can create original content for other platforms without any requirements. Furthermore, those conditions only apply once you upload that content on Twitch first.
Can I Stream on YouTube if I’m Twitch Affiliate
Yes, you can stream on YouTube if you’re a Twitch affiliate but there are some conditions that apply to this which we have previously discussed.
Let me break down them for you again. The first one is multistreaming at the same time and the second one is 24-hour exclusivity of your content.
If you decide to go live on Twitch that means you cannot stream the same content on YouTube at the same time.
No that does not mean you cannot use that content on YouTube at all. You just need to give 24-hour exclusivity to that broadcast and once that time period ends, you can use that content on YouTube as well.
Can I Stream on Facebook if I’m Twitch Affiliate
You are allowed to stream on Facebook if you are a Twitch affiliate but the same conditions apply here too. You can broadcast any non-Twitch content at any time on your Facebook page but you cannot post any Twitch content on Facebook in the first 24 hours of your Twitch stream.
That means you can not multistream on Twitch and Facebook at the same time and the exclusivity of that content belongs to Twitch in the first 24 hours. Once that time period ends, you can post that content in any form on your Facebook page.
Will I be Banned From Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook if I Multistream
Twitch clearly states that you are not allowed to multistream simultaneously on different platforms if you are a Twitch affiliate. That means, if you violate these rules, you might end up losing your Twitch affiliate status or lose your account from Twitch.
However, Facebook and YouTube do not have strict policies like Twitch, they allow their streamers to simultaneously stream on different platforms and there’s no time period for the exclusiveness of the content. You can post the content on any platform as they allow it.
How Can I Simultaneously Stream on Twitch and YouTube And Other Streaming Platforms?
If you are a Twitch affiliate then you cannot multistream simultaneously, you cannot stream on Twitch and Youtube or in fact any other streaming platform.
Your Twitch content should be exclusive to Twitch for the first 24 hours, after that, you can post that content on any other platform.
There is only one way to stream simultaneously on Twitch and other streaming platforms and for that, you have to lose your Twitch Affiliate status.
Below we’ll guide you on how you can cancel your Twitch affiliate program but remember that you’ll also lose all of your Twitch affiliate perks and the monetization on your Twitch channel.
How to Cancel My Twitch Affiliate Contract
It’s alright to feel the need to cancel your Twitch affiliate contract because it’s your goal that matters at the end of the day. If you feel that you might grow rapidly if you stream on multiple platforms simultaneously then you can get your Twitch affiliate contract cancelled by following the steps below.
- Go to the Twitch support page
- Change your category to “Affiliates”
- Select “Affiliate accounts” in the sub-category section.
- In the detail category, select “Offboarding”
- Fill in the subject and description section stating your reasons.
- Submit the form once you are all done.
You might receive a response from the Twitch support team asking for some extra information. Provide them that correctly and you’ll have your Twitch affiliate contract cancelled soon.
Why Do People Cancel Their Twitch Affiliate Contracts?
The reason behind this is their strict policies of being exclusive to Twitch for the first 24 hours of their broadcast. People feel this is an obstacle to their growth as they believe they might grow rapidly if they were allowed to simultaneously stream on multiple platforms. Another reason is that they decided to shift to another streaming platform altogether.
Twitch does not stop its users from sharing Twitch content on other platforms at all but there are conditions that apply to it. They ask for 24 hours exclusivity of the content which does not allow you to stream that content in any form on any other platform.
Twitch does not allow its users to stream the same content on other platforms at the same time as well.
As a Twitch affiliate, you can always post your Twitch highlights on your YouTube channel after the first 24 hours which helps you build your audience on YouTube or any other platform as well.
We hope this guide solved all your queries related to multistreaming on Twitch as an affiliate, and answered how you can overcome those restrictions to grow rapidly online.