If you want to support your favorite Twitch streamers, you might consider hosting them on your own channel. This allows you to repeat the feed to your followers and friends, giving it more visibility.
You can host any channel on Twitch, froms smaller part-time streamers to better known, full-time. It doesn't cost you anything, and if you plan to broadcast on Twitch yourself , it might help you network with other Twitch users who will (hopefully) host you.
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How to host another Streamers On Twitch
It 's easy to host other Twitch streams on your own Twitch channel. To do this, you will need to go to your channel profile.
Every Twitch user has a Twitch channel, even users who aren't broadcasting themselves. This is where you can stream and chat with your subscribers, as well as launch commands to control your channel (including hosting other streamers).
Using Twitch Online or the desktop app
To access your Twitc Channelh to start hosting, click on the account icon in the upper right corner of the Twitch interface on the website and in , then click on the " Channel "option.
Onceon your channel page, you will need to access your chat.
This should appear on the right side of your channel page in the desktop app and the Twitch website.
If it 's not the case, click the "Chat " option in the menu below your feed (or placeholder of flux, if you're not currently streaming) to access it.
Using Twitch MobileApplication
On iPhone , iPad and Android , you can access your channel by tapping the channel icon in the top left corner of the app.
On your channel profile, press the "Chat " option in the menuto access your channel's chat room.
Hosting other Twitch users
To start hosting a channel, type / host stream in your own chat, replacing stream with the streamer's username.
For example, to host the Twitch Gaming channel,you need to type / host twitchgaming to start hosting it. These commands work on all platforms, including mobile and desktop devices.
If successful, you should see the hosted feed displayed. A message will appear under your own username, prompting you toowing that you are hosting the feed.
You can switch between streams using this command about three times per 30 minute period to avoid abuse.
If you want to stop hosting a Twitch streamer, type / unhost to stop.
A message will appear in the chat to confirm that your channel hosts this feed is over.
Using Twitch Auto Hosting
If you have channels that you want to support regularly, you can use the Twitch Auto Hosting feature. This allows you to set a number ofApproved channels that you want to automatically host when your own feed goes offline.
If you have just finished a stream, Twitch will wait three minutes before activating the auto host feature. This gives you time to reestablish your own flow if you've lost connection, for example. You will also immediately stop hosting another channel if you start streaming yourself.
To use automatic Twitch hosting, you need to go to your Twitch channel settings. Unfortunately, you cannot change your automatic hosting settings on mobile devices.
To do this, go to Twitch website (or open the desktop app Twitch) and click on the account icon in the upper right corner. In the drop-down menu, click on the "Channel " option.
On your channel profile, click the" Customize channel "button to access your settings.
In your Twitch channel settings, scroll down until you see the " Automatic hosting "section. To activate Auto Hosting, press the "Cursor " Auto Hosting Channels "button to activate the feature.
You can set the priority in which the channels are hosted from this list in the "Hosting priority " section.
To host randomly, select the option "Host channels randomly in the list. If you want to host in list order, select the "Host channels in the order they appear in the list " option instead.
To add Twitch channels to the automatic hosting list, click on the "List of hosts " option.
Use the search bar on the auto hosting list page to find and add new channels to the list. For example, the Searching for "twitchgaming " will find and list the official Twitch Gaming channel.
To add a channel to the list, click the "Add " button next to the channel name.
Once added, you can remove channels from the list by hovering over them and clicking on the "Delete " button.
This will remove the channel from your automatic hosting list, you will need to add it again if you want Twitch to automatically host this channel for you in the future.