Official GBAtemp Twitch TV Channel

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Chary, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Yes :D. I want to see it, too calm on unranked stream. Not convinced you get salty :P.
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    How can i be part of this.... that doesn't include me owning rocket league?
  3. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Ask/prod staff members to play & stream a game you have :lol:
  4. ItsKipz

    ItsKipz l33t hax0r

    Sep 9, 2016
    United States
    The C: drive
    yo waiting on that overwatch stream
  5. tonyrayo

    tonyrayo GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 13, 2003
    United States
    Hey, Cherry @Chary + other Twitch ops; would it be possible to set up automation to get notifications posted to Twitter (or even Twitter+Facebook) when a stream goes live? The reason for this request is that it would allow others who might not be online at the time to get notified that a stream is happening (yes, there are push notifications for Android/iOS but not everyone wants/is able to keep mobile connectivity on, as well as this service sometimes acting spotty). Amazon is sadly "improving" many of Twitch's features, so long gone is the automated integration to generate a post when a stream has started (this can be worked in via "Events" but GBATempTV has a total of 1 of these in its existence).

    I'd imagine a separate Twitter channel specifically for streaming events may be ideal and including Facebook (if at all) notifications would again be a matter for the team to decide, however, IFTTT provides official scripts just for Twitter as well as for Twitter and Facebook. The nice thing about this method is that there is zero cost (one time free accounts need to be made for IFTTT/Twitter/Facebook), setup is easy (simply provide OAuth once for the services you want to link) and everything is on auto-pilot from there (using the simple template, posts will be made to the pre-defined social media accounts).

    Additional Benefit:
    Both Twitch and Facebook offer free SMS notifications globally (I'm sure there are still some mobile plans that limit SMS messaging or possibly even charge for it still, but thankfully this is becoming less and less of a thing)

    The only one I could come up with is that this would occur every time a stream went live. Therefore, if someone was having a hard time with setup and needed to relaunch the stream 5 times in 5 minutes, then 5 messages would be posted (it would be possible to code in a grace period feature but that is not enabled by default). There might also be a broadcast that the streamer wants to be public, but yet not announce to social media (I don't know what this would be exactly, but use your imaginations).

    Last edited by tonyrayo, Oct 11, 2017 - Reason: Small edit so post wouldn't be immediately deleted :p
    Chary likes this.
  6. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Wow, talk about coincidence! I was looking at the IFTTT scripts and saw the Twitch link to Facebook and Twitter. I thought it'd be a good idea to do that, perhaps, but at the same time, I have a Discord bot in the GBAtemp server that announces when streams go live, and it gets a bit on the spammy side, so I thought not to. I could however tweet out streams when they go live, as I'm usually around in some capacity, and barring that, I love the idea of making a second Twitter for GBAtemp media stuffs.

    Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it! I'll look into this stuff further!
    tonyrayo likes this.