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I’m excited to announce a new weekly segment where we showcase Twitch broadcasters! Every streamer will get a small text interview and get their channel promoted! One of the most difficult tasks for a streamer is getting your channel in front of viewers. We’re hoping to give broadcasters a step up and provide another tool for gaining exposure. Plus, we’ll get to learn from and talk to a lot of cool broadcasters!

I’m planning to send some free stickers to every featured broadcaster, too. The weekly selection will be chosen at random from our Broadcaster List. The link to the list can be found on our top menu or right here:

I’m really excited to get this up and going! Join now!



The Twitch Broadcaster Fallacy

We talked to nearly one hundred broadcasters this past summer. One idea constantly crept in when talking about becoming a successful streamer. We’ve dubbed it “The Broadcaster Fallacy.”


Broadcasting Setup

What is The Broadcaster Fallacy?

  • You will get viewers if you stream.
  • You get more viewers if you stream more.

Many of the people we talked to strongly believe that success is a direct result of time spent streaming. If you continue to stream you will eventually hit it big. Don’t get the wrong idea. I think tenacity and persistence are key components of success. However, explosive potential is nothing without direction.

You can say this about any profession, sport, or hobby.  Doing something over and over will not necessarily make you good at it. You need to do more than “just play basketball” to become a basketball star. The same applies to business and certainly to streaming. You have to keep doing the right things and stop doing the wrong things as quickly as possible. You have to stay on your toes and adapt. Play to your strengths and don’t just emulate popular broadcasters.

This is an incredibly important topic for broadcasters and you’ll be seeing more about it on here.

Share your thoughts @BosscastR




How to Watch Random Channels

We were shocked to discover that many of you don’t know the random channel button exists. One viewer even said “I wish there was a way I could find random channels. Like a button or something”. As far as we know, such a button has existed on Twitch since the beginning. Right HERE.


View the directory by Channel. Under “Channels” press the Random button!


It’s not “Featured” and it really doesn’t  stand out. However, this powerful little button can take you to the far reaches of Twitch. You’ll be greeted by endless channels that would take years to find by viewer count. The Button of a Thousand Truths will show you what Twitch is like beyond the front page. You can check out obscure games or even hop into a stream with no viewers. The possibilities to be entertained are endless.




I want you to be brave and take a step beyond. Leave the comfort of your favorite stream. You might not come back for more, but you’re sure to be entertained!



Testing Your Security on Twitch

Too often we hear about the negative side to streaming. Things like harassment and swatting gain attention even outside of the gaming world. Keeping safe and secure on Twitch requires effort, but it can offer peace of mind. One way to ensure your security is to test it yourself!



Keeping Safe

Without going in too deep, here are a two ways to keep yourself secure.


-Create dedicated accounts for use on Twitch

Email, PayPal, Twitter, and other services should be kept away from your personal ones. This is an easy step towards securing yourself because most of these things are free to create.

-Keep personal details personal

Things we put online are almost never really gone. Be mindful of what you reveal when broadcasting or using social media. Don’t share it if you don’t want others to know. This can be difficult when broadcasting live!



Testing Your Security

One way to test your safety and protect your information online is to try and find it yourself. Think of this as a routine checkup.

– Search for your information

Approach this like digging through Wikipedia. Start with one Username or clue, and try to trace it back to yourself. This is a great way to see what others can find about you. You’ll want to search for usernames and accounts associated with your Twitch. This also includes forum handles, PayPal, and Skype.

*If you connect your Steam account to Twitch, your Steam ID will be visible within the Twitch API*

Here is what Twitch states when you link your Steam Account if you’re curious:

“By connecting your Steam account, you acknowledge and agree that your Steam ID will be publicly visible in the Twitch API and that Steam will automatically receive information about the Steam content you view while your accounts are connected. If you do not want this information shared, please disconnect your accounts.”

-Consider a change if you are finding things that you don’t want others to find.

This isn’t fun, but if you want more privacy you might have to do it. Creating completely separate accounts can provide more separation between your streaming and personal life.