The Twitch Exclusivity Clause Has Been Changed, Here’s The Detail

The Twitch exclusivity clause for the Partner contract has been ended. Now, streamers who become Twitch partners are allowed to stream on multiple platforms. Wait…what?! Is that really true? Yes, it is. Twitch has sent an announcement regarding this thing to partners on August 23, 2022. We’ll break down the details here.

Twitch Exclusivity Clause Has Ended

Twitch Exclusivity Clause
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As everyone knows, Twitch has applied an exclusivity policy to all Partners. All Twitch Partners could not stream on other platforms except Twitch at the same time. This means the users cannot simultaneously stream both on Twitch and YouTube.

But due to much feedback from partners who ask for a bigger chance to grow their community through other services, Twitch finally rethink their agreement. And two days ago, Twitch officially changed the partner policy and allowed them to easily switch between platforms.

Starting today, you are now allowed to create live content on other platforms. This means you have more flexibility to explore how to use different, off-platform features to further build your community and interact with streamers off Twitch…” said Twitch to their partners via email.

However, it seems like there’s a catch for Twitch exclusivity ending. What is it?  

The Catch of Twitch Exclusivity Clause Changes

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Although Twitch enables their partners to engage with two streams at once to hit optimal experience for the community, they still explicitly forbid streaming on multiple platforms at once for long periods. That means you are still unable to fully stream on both Twitch and YouTube at the same time.

Currently, Twitch limits the partners to simulcast only on “short-form mobile services”. So, multi-streaming on Instagram Live and TikTok is still allowed. This is actually fine as streamers finally got a bigger chance to expand their community.

In addition, streamers can go live on YouTube or Facebook once their Twitch live streams ended.

Conclusion

As the Twitch exclusivity clause decision has become something new for its users, Twitch will host a live stream on August 25, 2022, at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET/8 PM BST) to explain more details about the changes and cover questions from streamers and users. So, prepare yourself and don’t miss on it.

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