Twitch dropped some big news on October 20 - they're now letting their streaming stars broadcast their shows on other websites, opening up new options for fans to catch their favorite content creators.
This announcement came during TwitchCon 2023 in Las Vegas, where they also talked about making the platform safer. They're cracking down on things like swatting and doxxing, and they're giving streamers a way to send warnings to viewers without revealing their identity.
Before this, in August 2023, Twitch had already allowed streaming on mobile apps like TikTok and Instagram. Now, they're saying it's okay to share your streams on different websites, even ones that compete with Twitch, like YouTube and Kick. A bunch of famous streamers have already made deals with Kick, like xQc, Amouranth, and Nickmercs.
But there are some rules to follow if you want to do this. If a streamer has an exclusive deal with Twitch, they can't stream on other sites. Also, Twitch wants to make sure that the experience on their platform is just as good, if not better, than on other websites. This means streamers have to interact with their Twitch viewers a lot, and they can't let the video quality of their Twitch stream get worse.
Twitch also says you can't put links to your streams on other websites during your live stream. You can, however, mention where you'll be streaming in the "About" section of your Twitch channel. And you're not allowed to use services that bring together stuff from different websites, like combining chat rooms. But you can use other tools for your personal use.