Sometimes, watching a single Twitch stream is simply not enough. If the broadcaster is playing a group game, but their teammates are not participating in a Squad Stream, the only way to keep track of other points of view is by watching multiple streams at once.
There are a few different ways to watch multiple streamers at once, and some are more effective than others. However, finding out which methods are best means learning by trial and error, which can be very time-consuming.
To help you avoid that, this guide will show you how to watch multiple streams on Twitch easily, efficiently, and while having tons of fun.
Let’s take a look.
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Method 1: Using MultiTwitch.tv
MultiTwitch is one of the most popular choices for watching two or more Twitch streams at a time. As the message on the homepage states, you can watch as many streams as you want, as long as your computer can handle it.
What makes MultiTwitch.tv so popular is the ease of use it offers to its users. All you need to do is modify the URL address in the search bar inside your browser.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open your preferred browser and type in multitwitch.tv, then press Enter.
- Once the website loads, you will see the instructions on the homepage. They are the same as shown in the image above.
- Open Twitch and find the names of all the channels you want to watch simultaneously.
- Modify the URL accordingly, as shown in the instructions.
To add more than two streams, replicate the process. You can continue doing this as long as your GPU and internet connection can manage the extra strain.
To expand on this, pasting this into your browser’s URL bar will open several streams at the same time, and the website will arrange the layout automatically:
You can even continue chatting in each chat room separately, as the layout allows you to easily switch between rooms with just one click.
Another great thing about MultiTwitch is the fact it is open-source. You can find the source code on their official GitHub repository.
Note: If supporting broadcasters is important to you, know that watching streams via MultiTwitch contributes toward the viewer count of all channels you added in the URL.
Method 2: Using Twitch Theater
When discussing easy-to-use and well-designed platforms, we can’t continue without mentioning Twitch Theater.
This helpful website will allow you to watch as many Twitch streams as you feel like watching with just a few clicks.
Its UI layout is slightly more user-friendly than MultiTwitch, although some users prefer the simplicity of that website.
Using Twitch Theater is simple, and here’s how to do it:
- Open Twitch Theater in your browser of choice.
- On the homepage, you will only see two input bars and a lot of free space in the middle. Fortunately, that’s all you need, as Twitch Theater is very simple and user-friendly.
- To begin, copy the Twitch URL of the channel you want to watch, then paste it into the empty box under Streams and Videos.
- Click on the two plus signs if you want to add the stream along with the chat room, or click the single plus sign if you only want to add the video without the chat.
- You can repeat this process for every other stream you want to add to the layout.
You can also add the chats separately, allowing you to watch a stream and chat on another channel you aren’t even watching. That’s a benefit of using Twitch Multi-Stream services.
Another great feature of TwitchTheater is the ability to disable a stream from the layout with just the press of a button. If you have multiple streams open and you want to focus on one or two at a time, simply click the show/hide stream button, as shown in the image below.
There are other commands that allow you to easily control the streams playing on your screen, including VOD commands, audio mute, and more.
Method 3: Watch In Two Separate Browser Windows
If you don’t want to use third-party websites for any reason, you can always manually resize two separate windows and use them to watch Twitch streams simultaneously on your screen.
Nevertheless, this isn’t the most efficient approach, as you lack the handy instructions offered by websites like MultiTwitch and Twitch Theater.
However, it can be an effective approach if you’re unable to load third-party sites on your browser or if you favor Twitch’s initial display and have sufficient room to accommodate the design on a bigger television, for instance.
You now know how to tune into more than one Twitch stream at the same time. Next time you feel like watching an exciting game from many different POVs, or two entirely different streams, you can do so using the methods listed above.
Sometimes, Twitch streamers will engage in a Squad Stream, so you won’t need to use a third-party website to keep track of all the action.