Multistreaming to Twitch and YouTube at the same time helps you broaden your audience reach and lets viewers watch your stream on their preferred platforms. The best way to stream on two — or three, or 30! — platforms at once is with a multistreaming service like Restream.
To stream on YouTube and Twitch at the same time with Restream, you have two options:
- Multistream to YouTube with Restream Studio
- Multistream to YouTube with Restream and OBS
👉 Multistream to YouTube with Restream Studio
If you don’t want to use encoding software to multistream on YouTube and Twitch at the same time, you can go live from your browser with Restream Studio. Repeat steps one through five from above, connecting your YouTube and Twitch channels to your Restream account. Feel free to connect any other channels you want to stream to as well.
After adding your channels, launch the Restream Live Studio.
Once inside the Live Studio, you can allow access to your webcam and mic, and you can share your screen. You can also invite guests to your stream by sending them a secure link, add other sources like RTMP or a local video file, and toggle your resolution and frame rate settings.
Keep in mind that for some Restream Studio features, you will need a paid subscription plan.
Note on Twitch and multistreaming: Twitch Affiliates may not stream any content they’ve streamed to Twitch on any other platform for at least 24 hours. Restream can still help you out, however, by saving recordings of your Twitch stream in Restream Video Storage. Then, you can schedule one of your live stream recordings to go live 24 hours later on YouTube using Restream Events.
👉 Multistream on YouTube with Restream and OBS
1. Log into your Restream account.
2. Select “Add channel” on your Restream dashboard.
3. Choose YouTube from the list of channels.
4. Click on Connect YouTube. You will have to sign in with your YouTube credentials and authorize Restream for certain permissions on YouTube.
5. Repeat steps two through four for Twitch (or any other platform you’d like to stream to).
6. Open OBS Studio.
7. Choose Settings from the bottom right corner.
8. Click on the Stream tab.
9. Select Restream.io — RTMP from the dropdown menu next to Source.
10. Click Connect Account.
11. Enter your Restream account email and password in the window that opens and click Allow.
12. Click OK on the OBS Settings window to save your settings.
13. Manage your live stream with the Restream widgets that pop up in OBS Studio.
a. The Restream Chat window lets you see messages from every platform you’re live on.
b. The Multistreaming window lets you toggle which platforms to broadcast to.
c. The Stream Information window lets you name your stream and select a game (if you’re streaming gameplay).
Once you’ve set up your scenes in OBS and connected your webcam and mic as sources, you’re ready to start streaming!