How Do I Start Streaming On

How Do I Start Streaming On

| 188 | Help is thrilled to bring chess fans around the world more options to watch their favorite players live. To grow the chess streaming ecosystem, we offer a number of benefits to chess streamers of all skill levels who want to get involved on Twitch, YouTube, and other streaming platforms!

Are you an experienced streamer? Learn more about our Community Streamer Program, Streamer Program, and how to apply here:

Are you new to streaming? Learn everything you need to get started here:

Check out our FAQ page for helpful info and solutions to common questions Streamer Program

If you have been consistently producing chess content for a considerable period and have built a following, you can submit an application to become a Streamer.


  • Access to spotlight features on website, such as,
  • Access the Streamers Discord for direct interaction with staff and fellow streamers, along with resources and support.
  • affiliate code, allowing you to earn a 15% commission on subscriptions purchased through your link.
  • Access to additional resources at the company's discretion.


  • At least 1,000 followers/subscribers on your given platform (Twitch, YouTube, etc) or an established reputation in the chess community.
  • Partners must be consistent chess content creators and create live streamed chess content at least 10 hours a month. 
  • After joining the program any chess content shared on all platforms should be created exclusively on or its affiliated websites (Chessable, Aimchess, etc.).
  • logo must be displayed on all chess related live streams.
  • The majority of the creator’s content should be "family-friendly" and follow Content Guidelines for both and your platform of choice. All shows on ChessTV must be "PG" rated.

I'm In! What's Next?

Interested in applying for the Streamer program? Fill out the form below. Our staff will verify your info and contact you if you meet the requirements. You'll receive an introductory email with resources and instructions to set up.

Please note: We cannot respond to every applicant due to the volume of requests we receive. Make sure your information is updated and matches your submission.

Click here to open the form in a new window.

How to stream chess?

If you’re just starting out and want to stream chess, you will need to create a streaming account on a streaming platform (Twitch, YouTube, etc.).

Once you have your account set up, you should download a streaming software. There are lots of cool programs out there that let you show your computer screen, microphone, and webcam. Our top pick is OBS Studio.

Check out this tutorial playlist on how to get started with OBS Studio.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have a great personality, and it sounds fun, but is there really an audience for chess streamers?
Yes, there is! With a rapidly growing chess audience, now is the ideal opportunity to connect with a wide and expanding viewership. Our discoverability tools increase stream visibility while introducing chess-related content and enhancing audience engagement. already lists many of the world's most famous chess streaming personalities, and there's room for you!'s Streamers page's Streamers page

Why do I see some streamers get their shows embedded at and mine aren't?
Streamers on have "Partner" status with and are considered amongst our best, most entertaining streamers. These individuals are highly regarded and are celebrated for their outstanding shows and contributions to the community. 

Partnering with is NOT equivalent to becoming a Twitch/Youtube Partner. We use this as an internal designation only.

How do I earn "Partner Streamer" status?
One great tip is to observe and learn from successful partner streamers. Take note of what they do well and try to recreate that experience for your own audience. We are constantly seeking entertaining new streamers, and we would love to have you join our community!

Once you’re ready head on over to our Streamer Program section and apply through the Google Form.

What if I apply and don't get into the Partner program?
Our Community Streamer program is an excellent stepping stone towards channel growth for all Twitch streamers. Once you have experienced some further growth, you can reapply for the Partner program.

If you feel you meet the requirements, please fill out the form embedded in this article, and we will be in touch with you if we feel you would be a good fit for our program!

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