Twitch is not just a solo streaming experience. If you want to stream with your friends, you can use Twitch’s new squad stream feature, where up to four streamers can combine their streams in one combined viewer window. Here’s how.
To do this, you need to set up for Twitch streaming on your PC or mobile platform. You must also have the other Twitch users you want to stream with as a friend, as someone you follow, or be a member of the same Twitch team.
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Most importantly, you can only play streams on Twitch if you have Twitch Partner status. Twitch has promised to offer this feature to all Twitch streamers at a later date, but Twitch has not set a schedule when it plans to do so.
Access to Twitch Stream Manager
You must be logged in to your Twitch account on the company website to start a troop stream. When you are logged in, click on your account icon in the upper right corner.
Select the “Creator Dashboard”; option from the drop-down menu.
In your Twitch dashboard, you will see your stream information under the “Stream Manager” section. To start a troop stream, make sure the option is available under the “Quick Actions” panel on the right.
If not, click the “Add” button to find and add the feature to your panel.
Invite other Twitch users and start a Twitch Squad Stream
Once the stream streaming option is available in your Quick Actions panel, click it to launch a new stream for Twitch.
To start a new stream, make sure the “My Stream” tab is selected. To accept an invitation to join another group stream, click “Invitations” instead.
To start a new stream, click on one of the available options “Add a channel”. Enter the name of a channel you want to stream with – the name should appear in a drop-down menu below it. Select channel name to add it to your list.
When all the invited Twitch streams have accepted their invitation to start streaming troops, and when you are ready to start streaming yourself, select the “Start Squad Stream” button.
This will start the squad. Other users will be able to see your individual stream, or they can click on a banner on each of the troop streams’ channel page to switch to the group stream display mode.