The success of video game streamers like Markaplier and PewDiePie has started a torrent of game enthusiasts and entertainers flocking online to share their own unique style of entertainment. Twitch is a newer addition to the social media community. Like Youtube and Facebook, streamers on Twitch have the opportunity to make videos and stream live content. Most Twitch broadcasters stream themselves playing video games, but over the past year, there have been a number of streamers who focus on painting, music or other creative pursuits. Here are some tips for starting a Twitch stream.

1. Twitch Account Sign Up

To stream on Twitch, users need to sign up for a Twitch account. This is simple and involves just a couple of steps. First, visit the Twitch website. Then click on the “Sign up” button in the upper right-hand corner. Create a username and password and provide an email account. Alternatively, potential streamers can connect to their Facebook account and use their Facebook login to begin a profile.

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