How to co-stream living the stream on twitch

Thank you for your interest in co-streaming Living The Stream during its Twitch premiere on Thursday, March 28th!

What’s co-streaming?
Co-streaming allows you, the broadcaster, to directly host live content from another Twitch channel on your own stream. In this case, this is your way to become a host of our documentary. You’re welcome to add commentary before, after and even during our premiere - think of it as your way to expand upon the issues and experiences called out in our doc.

IMPORTANT: We ask that you please delete your VOD afterwards. The #LivingTheStream premiere is a one-night-only event designed to preview the documentary on the platform it is about before it is released for a wider audience worldwide.

Two of the most popular programs you can use to co-stream are OBS and XSplit. You’ll select the stream of one of our confirmed streamers (schedule here) and co-stream the video they present.

How to co-stream with OBS

  • In OBS, look to the “Sources” panel on the lower left and click the “+” icon

  • Select “BrowserSource” from the menu

  • A new screen will open. In the URL field, add the URL for the Twitch stream you’d like to co-stream — twitch.tv/(username)/embed

  • If needed, change the width, height, and FPS to match your stream settings in OBS. Click “OK” to close that window, and then press “Start Streaming”

  • In your Twitch dashboard, title your broadcast to include the string “#LivingTheStream Premiere”.

  • Add the “Co-stream” and “Special Events” tag.

How to co-stream with XSplit

  • First, ensure you are using XSplit Version 3.0.1 or higher only

  • Locate the “Add” button and select “Webpage”

  • In the URL field, add the URL for the Twitch stream you’d like to co-stream — twitch.tv/(username)/embed

  • If needed, change the width, height, and FPS to match your stream settings in XSplit.

  • In your Twitch dashboard, title your broadcast to include the string “#LivingTheStream Premiere”.

  • Add the “Co-stream” and “Special Events” tags.