Sometimes, watching only one Twitch stream is just not enough. If the broadcaster is playing a group game, but the rest of the streamers are not engaged in a squad stream, the only way to keep track of all 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, to find out which methods are better, you need to learn through the trial-by-error approach, which definitely takes a lot of your precious time.
That is why in this guide, we’ll show you how to watch multiple streams on Twitch with ease, efficiently, and all 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 the same time. As the message on the homepage says, 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 top-bar search box inside your browser.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open your browser of choice and type in multitwitch.tv, then press Enter.
Once the website loads, you’ll see the instructions on the homepage. They are the same as the image shown above.
- Open Twitch and find the name of all the channels you want to watch simultaneously.
- Then, modify the URL accordingly, as shown in the instructions.
To add more than two streams, it’s the same process, and you can do this infinitely as long as your GPU and internet connection can handle the extra load.
For example, pasting this in your browser’s URL bar will open seven streams at the same time, and the website will organize 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, and you can find the source code on their official GitHub repository.
Note: If supporting the streamers is important to you, know that watching streams through MultiTwitch contributes towards the viewer count for all channels you added in the URL.
Method 2: Using Twitch Theater
When we’re talking about easy-to-use and well-designed platforms, we can’t go on without mentioning Twitch Theater.
This helpful website will help you watch as many Twitch streams as you feel like watching, with just the click of a few buttons.
It’s slightly more user-friendly in terms of the UI design compared to MultiTwitch, although some users prefer the simplicity of that website more.
Using Twitch Theater is simple, and here’s how to do it:
- Open Twitch Theater in your browser of choice.
On the homepage, you’ll see nothing more than two input bars and a lot of free space in the middle. Luckily, that’s all you need, as using Twitch Theater is so simple and user-friendly.
- To begin, copy the Twitch URL of the channel you wish to watch, and paste it inside the empty box under Streams and Videos.
- Click on the two plusses if you want to add the stream along with the chat room, or click on the one plus if you just want to add the video, without the chat.
- Then, you can continue doing the same for every other stream you wish to add to the layout.
You can add the chats separately as well, so you can even watch a stream and chat on a different channel that you’re not even watching. That’s the perk of using helpful Twitch Multi-Stream services.
Another great feature of TwitchTheater is the ability to disable a stream from the layout with just the click of a button. If you have multiple streams opened, and you wish to focus on just one or two at a time, just click the show/hide stream button, as shown in the image below.
There are more 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 for some reason, you don’t find the use of third-party websites appealing, you can always manually re-size two different windows and watch Twitch streams simultaneously on your screen like that.
But this isn’t the most effective method, as you don’t have the handy commands provided by websites such as MultiTwitch and Twitch Theater.
However, it can be a good method if for some reason you can’t load the thirty-party websites on your browser, or you prefer Twitch’s original view and have enough space to fit the layout on a larger TV, for example.
Now you know how to tune into more than one Twitch stream at the same time, so the next time you feel like watching an exciting game through many different POVs, or two entirely different-themed streams, you can do so using the methods listed above.
In some cases, Twitch streamers will engage in a Squad Stream, so you won’t have to use a third-party website to keep track of all the action.