How To Host Someone On Twitch Complete Guide

Are you currently a Twitch streamer? Do you wish to broadcast live streaming from a different channel to your viewers? If you do, hosting is your best friend. Generally, hosting is completed as a way to promote others who use Twitch. In addition, you may use it to maintain contents flowing into your station even if you’re unable to create your own.

But the way to do it properly? In the following guide, I will talk about this precise issue. I will provide you a thorough guide on the way to host someone on Twitch. Let’s get going.

Tactics To Host Another Streamer:
Auto Hosting:

Auto Hosting is the most frequently used means to host other streamers. You can attain this by adding a broad assortment of stations into a particular list. Then when you’re offline, your channel will pick channels from the list. The stations can get chosen in order or in random.

To set up auto hosting, you need to go to settings of your Twitch station, flip it, and go on adding channels you want to sponsor in accordance with your selection. But remember to store them each time, or you will lose them.

Via Chat:

This is a really simple method to host other channels. All you have to do would be to input /host into the chat box of your own channel. Follow it with the user of the channel you would like to host.

Say, you would like to sponsor the official PAX Twitch channel, you will have to enter /server pax. Sort /unhost should you wish to quit hosting a particular channel.

Twitch App:

Go to the selected channel, you’ll find a gear icon. Click it, you will find a drop down box. From there choose the option host and you are all set.

There are certain advantages and disadvantages of hosting another station. Within this part, I will provide you a good idea of these variables.


It is very much important to remain in the Live Hosts Category of this Twitch app and website. It helps you as new users locate you easily. Hosting a different streamer is a superb way to achieve that if you do not have your content ready.
With this choice, you can connect more with your viewers by providing them a brilliant idea of what streamers do you personally like.
Hosting a different streamer helps you in promoting your station to a particular degree. While this is dependent on the layout of the target channel. In addition, in the event the streamer would mention you to show their gratitude, that comes off as extremely helpful too.
This is a superb way to finish off your own stream. Generally, most of the streamers host the others in the end of the series by telling audiences to check out the other streamers station as well.
A big problem to host others is you can’t choose the topic or the game. You can only choose the user. So, you hold no control over the material the other streamer will perform. This will hurt you badly if you two have a different audience aim. You can sometimes lose your audiences in extreme cases.
Your away message would always be hidden when you are hosting somebody else. Because it will only play with the broadcast video which you’re hosting. Thus, you would need to compose your message someplace else. That position might not be as effective as your own content video.
Ways To Communicate With Different Streamers So They Would Host You:
You receive a lot of exposure when you’re being hosted on Twitch. So, you definitely try to acquire other streamers to sponsor you on their station. Let us talk about a few of the best ways to do that.

Asking Readers:

Asking viewers is a workable approach to accomplish this feat. You’ll be surprised by the outcome. A high number of Twitch users are in reality very much interested in helping the streamers they follow themselves.

This one is most likely the simplest one. Whereas asking total strangers may seem awkward to you, a number of them are able to take it as spam too. But, nearly all of your friends will be delighted to host on your station in the free period when they aren’t streaming.

This is just another fantastic way to attract folks to host you. Add a listing of people who are hosting you on their channel. This, then, will attract different individuals who’d be interested as well when they see that the dynamic variety of people that are already hosting you.

This is all you will need to know about the way to host someone on Twitch. Now you have the essential knowledge, use it to your gains. If you have any questions in mind, or if you want me to discuss something else, do let me know in the comments section below.

Grids & Structure

We deploy grid-based layouts ‘behind the scenes’ in all our basic skins. The idea behind these layouts is to provide your website with a solid visual and structural balance from the word go.

These layout structures offer ample flexibility and enhance the visual experience for your visitors, and introduces an easy-to-follow consistency across your site, while allowing you to create and update both design and content in a well thought-out, standardised framework within the constraints of the browser.

Grid-based layouts on the web

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Although it’s not always possible we do aim for a certain consistency when it comes to structuring a Tank site. We follow established naming conventions to enable logical hooks into the underlying structure of all our basic skins:

  • header
  • navigation
  • canvas
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

If you are familiar with CSS you can edit the properties of the underlying structure of your site easily.

Navigation & Architecture

The idea behind most navigation in a Tank site is that of context-sensitivity - which boils down to the fact that navigation will appear when and where is required. If you add a portfolio images will be thumb-nailed for you and be immediately navigable to larger views of the uploaded media. If you add a blog date archives, categories and RSS feeds will be present automagically. All you need to do is consider your content, and what you want to do with it.

Information architecture

Besides this approach the following options are available to further architect your information according to your requirements.

Global navigation

Content grouped into the global navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the header of a site and demarcates the most important information on your site. The good stuff goes here.

Utility navigation

Content grouped into the utility navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the footer of a site and demarcates the necessary or additional information on your site. Everything else goes here.

Hidden navigation

You can also set content to ‘hidden’ which means it’s only accessible if you either link to it or tell someone where to find it.

A blend between these three options enables you to build almost any site any way you want.

Text & Typography

We use a text-to-HTML conversion tool - a filter - that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is converted it to structurally valid HTML for rendering on the web.

In a nutshell it means you use certain characters as formatting commands and you place these characters amongst your text to create certain effects (bolding text) and functionality (linking text).

E.g. headings

You can easily apply the full range of headers (h2 to h6) as follows:

# big heading
## smaller heading
##### smallest heading

E.g. formatting text

Formatting text - bolding text, italicizing text, or even striking text is quite simple. Simply use the basic formatting rules you’ve just seen and surround your text with the appropriate characters.


We utilise and deploy percentage-based text-sizing, popular font-stacks & web-safe fonts across all our sites. This means that your site is legible and readable from the get-go, but still customisable according to your specifications and personal taste.

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Images & Galleries

There are two ways of displaying images in your site: ‘inline’ with the rest of your content, or in sortable collections in a dedicated ‘photo section’ of their own.

Inline images

Images attached to content appear ‘inline’; in other words in the content you place them. The image below has been placed just below this paragraph and is sized automatically according to the width of the container it’s placed in.

That means images look great no matter where you put them. No need to ‘size down’ anything - in fact we recommend uploading your images large enough to cater for higher resolutions.

Inline galleries & slide-shows

If multiple images are attached to content it is possible to ‘string’ these images together into an inline gallery or slideshow. It couldn’t be simpler or easier.

Collections of images

Images can also be placed in order-able collections inside a photo section - a slightly easier way to manage large sets of images as all images are thumb-nailed and placed automatically according to the dimensions of the current skin.