How To Squad Stream On Twitch

Streaming with your mates just became a whole lot easier thanks to Twitch's squad stream feature!

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Twitch has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, with the streaming platform constantly coming up with new and exciting features for its users.

The latest in a list of cool features is their squad streaming service – allowing you to stream alongside your buddies whilst playing your favourite game. The new feature gives you the option of streaming with four of your teammates in one window, giving your viewers a better glimpse into your teamwork.

In the following article, we’ll be going over how to squad stream on Twitch, showing you the simple steps required to get you and your teammates on the same stream.

So, let’s dive straight into it!

Method

How To Squad Stream On Twitch

This is the easiest way to get yourself up and running on Squad stream. Remember, this method should work the same for both the mobile browser and application.

1

Load Twitch in your browser window (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer)

Simply load up twitch by entering https://www.twitch.tv/ into your browser - or click here.

2

Under your profile, select Creator Dashboard

Click on the Profile Icon in the top right-hand corner and select 'Creator Dashboard' from the drop-down menu.

3

Load the Stream Manager from the sidebar

On the left-hand side of the creator dashboard (inside the menu bar), you will see the 'Stream Manager' tab. Click that to open up your stream setting.

4

Add 'Squad Streaming' from the 'quick actions' list

Once inside the stream manager, you should see the 'Quick Actions' tab on the right-hand side. Here you can add the 'Squad streaming' option for your stream. Simply click the plus sign which allows you to add the feature.

5

Go Live and Invite friends

Once you've added the 'Squad stream' feature to your quick actions panel, you'll be able to click it to start adding friends and teammates to the stream.

To add people to your squad stream, simply click the 'Add a Channel' option, found underneath your username.

Once you've added your teammates and they have joined, all that is left to do is select 'Start Squad Stream' from the bottom of the squad stream tab.

If you're being invited to join a squad stream, ensure the 'Invites' tab is selected from the options at the top.

And that's all there is to it. Follow these simple steps and you'll be squad streaming with your teammates in no time! Other users will be able to watch your individual stream or choose to watch the squad stream in one window - clicking a banner found on each of the participating streamers' profiles.

Can Anyone Use the Squad Stream Feature?

At the time of writing this, not all users have access to use the squad streaming features. If you want to actively use this function, you’ll have to be a Twitch partner – I know, bummer. This is because of the additional strain Squad streaming puts on the Twitch servers – or so they say. In the future, this feature should become available to all users – however, for now, it’s limited to partners.

Can You Squad Stream On Mobile

Luckily, using the browser and phone app does actually allow you to squad stream to your audience. This handy feature means you can spice up your stream whenever you want to bring other parties into the equation.

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Conclusion

So, there you have it, our full rundown of how to squad stream on Twitch. Hopefully, this guide has made the entire process that little bit easier – allowing your viewers to enjoy your content from a different angle and with some additional characters to boot.

If you have any questions regarding squad streaming, feel free to drop me a comment in the section below and I’ll get back to you as soon as. Better still, you can always head on over to our Community Hub where you can discuss everything Twitch-related with like-minded individuals.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

Charlie Noon
Charlie Noon
For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in my early teens. CS 1.6 was my first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO - a game that I still play (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period I have been a keen PC builder and enthusiast - dedicating a large portion of my time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD's Ryzen 3600X.

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