To Stream on twitch with any streaming software like Streamlab or OBS studio, you need a stream key. In this guide, I will share step by step how to get stream key in twitch both from PC and Mobile.
There are many other things that you must know about the stream key in Twitch.
Keep reading as this article will cover you with everything that you must know about stream key in Twitch.
- 1 How to Get Stream Key Twitch PC
- 1.1 How to Find Stream key Twitch Mobile
- 1.2 How to Setup Stream key in OBS Studio
- 1.3 How to Setup Twitch Stream key in Streamlabs OBS
- 1.4 Should you share your Stream key
- 1.5 What if my Stream Key in Twitch is leaked
- 1.6 WRAPPING UP
- 1.7 Share this:
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What is a Stream key on Twitch?
The stream key in Twitch is a unique key that allows other streaming software like OBS to get connected and stream on twitch.
This stream key is an important key and should not be shared with anyone.
Twitch keeps changing its navigation and the twitch stream key has been moved to a new location and that What I will explain, where to find your stream key in Twitch.
How to Get Stream Key Twitch PC
If you have planned to start streaming or switching to different streaming software then you will need this key.
Just follow these simple steps.
- Open the Twitch application or through the browser and log in with your account.
- Click on your profile avatar at the very right-hand top and from the option choose “Creator dashboard”.
- From the left-hand creator dashboard menu click on Settings and then from the drop-down click on “Stream”.
- Now here at the top, you will find your “Primary stream key” just below Stream key and Preferences.
- You will see the primary stream key box with lots of dots which you can view by clicking on Show.
You can now copy this stream key by clicking on Copy and setting it up with the streaming software through which you want to stream.
Once done better make a twitch test stream to check everything.
How to Find Stream key Twitch Mobile
According to your convenience, you can also find your stream key in Twitch mobile app.
But you won’t find the stream key on the twitch app with the normal menu and you need to follow my steps in order to get the twitch stream key on your Android or iPhone mobile.
- Launch the Twitch app.
- Tap on your twitch profile picture located at the very left-hand top of the twitch app.
- Now tap on Account settings.
- Tap on Community Guidelines.
- Here look for the human icon located at the very right-hand top and tap on it.
- Now tap on Browse and the twitch mobile app will now load in the desktop version.
- It might ask you to log in, then sign in with your twitch account and then tap on your profile avatar located at the very right-hand top.
- From the menu drop-down choose Creator dashboard.
- Now tap on the hamburger icon ≡ located at the very-left hand top and then click on Settings.
- From the settings drop-down, tap on Stream.
- Tap on the hamburger icon again and here at the top, you will see your Primary Stream key.
Click on Show to view your stream key. Copy the stream key by clicking on Copy, and use it now with the streaming software.
How to Setup Stream key in OBS Studio
I just want to cover everything related to stream key and so if you wish to stream on Twitch using OBS, I will help you to set up this with OBS studio.
You can also change the twitch stream delay after connecting the stream key with OBS.
- Open your OBS studio and click on Settings located at the very right-hand bottom.
- The settings box will now be up, from the left-hand settings menu click on the Stream tab.
- Click on the Service drop-down and choose Twitch and then click on Use Stream Key.
- Now in the stream key box, paste the key that you just copied from Twitch.
- Once done click on Connect Account and this will now give a login screen of Twitch, so login with your same twitch account.
This may also ask you to verify with a code sent to your email address associated with twitch.
Check your email and enter the 6 digit code to verify and you are all set. Once you click on Apply and Ok, you will see a chat window coming up on your OBS studio.
How to Setup Twitch Stream key in Streamlabs OBS
Setting up twitch or any streaming key on Streamlabs OBS is simple and easy. Just follow the below steps.
- Open Streamlabs OBS and click on the Settings gear icon located at the very left-hand bottom corner.
- Streamlabs settings box will now be up, click on the Stream tab from the left-hand settings menu.
- Click on the Service drop-down and from the list choose Twitch.
- Now below you will find the stream key box. Delete if anything exists there and simply paste the key you got from Twitch.
Once done click on Done and you are all set and ready to stream on Twitch.
Never share your stream key with anyone and even nobody is allowed to ask for your stream key.
Once you click on the show, twitch clearly says
Never share your twitch stream key with anyone or show it on stream. Twitch admins or staff will never ask you for this information.
But there can be some exceptions like you allow other people as well to stream on your Twitch as well or you have a group streaming account on twitch.
In this case, you can add other members to allow them to stream on your channel. Read Twitch content sharing guidelines for more information.
How to add people who can stream on your channel
If you have other people who want to or are supposed to stream on your channel, then you can better give them permission to stream on your twitch channel.
Just follow the below steps to let someone stream on your twitch channel.
- Open Twitch and log in with your account.
- Click on your profile picture at the right-hand top and from the drop-down choose “Creator dashboard”.
- From the left-hand creator menu, click on settings and then on Stream.
- Now scroll to the bottom until you get permissions. Under permission click on “People who can stream to your channel”.
- Type the email of the person to whom you want to allow to stream on the channel and then click on Invite.
Once the invite is sent, ask that person to check their email where twitch will send them an email with a unique stream key.
You can end this permission anytime from the same option.
What if my Stream Key in Twitch is leaked
If by mistake you accessed your stream key while streaming or you feel that your stream key has been compromised then you must immediately reset it.
Stream key can allow anyone to hack your account and so you must be careful. There are 2 things you must do to keep your twitch account safe.
- Activate 2 Factor authorization
- Reset Stream key
Follow the below steps to change your stream key in twitch.
- Open Twitch, click on the profile avatar at the right-hand top, and from the drop-down choose “Creator dashboard”.
- From the left-hand menu click on Settings and then on Stream.
- Here at the top, you will find your primary twitch stream key and on the very right of it, you will find Reset.
- Click on Reset and a new key will be generated and the old one will be expired.
Follow the steps to set up two-factor authentication on Twitch
- Click on your profile picture at the right-hand top and from the drop-down click on Settings.
- From the settings tab click on Security and Privacy.
- Now scroll down to the security section and click on Set Up Two-factor Authentication.
Follow the steps to activate 2fa on your twitch account to stay protected. In case your twitch stream key is not working then that can be probably because twitch recently reset every channel.
This was because when all twitch streamers earnings were leaked and this can also be if your account is compromised so better activate twitch 2FA and reset the key.
The stream key is the first step to start streaming from other streaming software.
In this guide, I covered everything such as how to get the stream key in Twitch and how to set up streaming software like Streamlabs and OBS studio.
Hopefully, you found a lot of other information that will enhance your knowledge, and still if you feel something is missing or have any queries let me know in the comment box.
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