Zoom announced on Wednesday that it’s making it simpler to livestream your meeting or webinar to Twitch by including native integration with the streaming service to its app. After you join your Zoom and Twitch accounts, you’ll be able to start broadcasting your meeting with just some clicks.
Zoom says the function is meant to “streamline the process of sharing content within” communities, which undoubtedly feels like it expects this to be used for issues like firm webinars. There are lots of use instances I can consider for this type of factor, although — it’d be an easy possibility for individuals who need to do a stay podcast, share a sermon, or make one thing like a city corridor meeting publicly out there. Or heck, simply stream your 8AM stand-up in the event you’re actually enthusiastic about sharing what you’re engaged on with the world (although you’d most likely need to verify firm coverage to guarantee that’s okay).
To be clear, it’s not like it was unattainable to stream a Zoom meeting to Twitch earlier than. Zoom helps streaming to different platforms like Facebook and YouTube and would allow you to add a customized streaming service — so technically, you could possibly’ve streamed to Twitch by including your streaming URL and key. You might’ve additionally set up OBS and used it to stream a meeting, however each of these choices would’ve been extra complicated than the brand new course of, which simply entails clicking a “Live on Twitch” button and logging into the service.