Want to Stream? Here's How to Start - Videos

Want to Stream? Here's How to Start - Videos


With so many tournaments happening online nowadays, there's more interest in broadcasting chess on Twitch and Youtube than ever before. The recent "Pogchamps" tournament hosted by Chess.com peaked (more than one day) at over 80,000 concurrent viewers. So not only are more people streaming chess, but more people are watching it as well.

That means there no better time than the present to get your channel started, and as a professional broadcaster, I'm here to help you so that you don't have to fear the learning curve.

My How-To-Start-Streaming Playlist on Youtube

People often ask me how to get started, and I get a lot of the same questions again and again, so I created a series of videos on Youtube and slapped them in a playlist, so you can follow along and be ready to stream or record your first show TODAY (I'd say you could be up and running in like 2-3 hours if you start the playlist now). That playlist can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWPq885d-pe6Wpwpm0oYeR-_Y2DPNnwpV

I have all kinds of videos for intermediate and advanced users of OBS Studio or Streamlabs OBS, so if you've already been streaming, there's still more to learn. Improving your streams and recordings is an incremental process, meaning you don't go from newbie to pro in one shot... like in chess, your progress will be incremental. So don't say "I'm not gonna start until it looks amazing." Just start.

A big question I get from folks who have already done a few streams on there own is "how do I add my friend to the show?" So I made a video to teach you just that very thing: https://youtu.be/s7nDjsjhO4o

Learn to add Guests to your streams: https://youtu.be/s7nDjsjhO4o

I've also started a series of videos where I review people's streams and recordings, and give them individualized advice on simple improvements. Again, the incremental philosophy allows me to review a bunch of streams in each video, and anyone can watch these to pick up a few things that might also help them on their own channels.

The first video of that series can be found here, and you can put a link to your video in the comments to have a chance at being selected for a future episode: https://youtu.be/INZeo4cEW_E

Reviewing your Videos and Streams, Ep. 1
There's no good reason I can think of to hold off on starting your own Twitch or Youtube channel today. I'm posting all the tools for you on my channel, www.youtube.com/c/aranhawaii so get started!