YouTube Launches Live Redirects To Compete With Twitch Raids

YouTube Gaming has released Live Redirects, a new feature that allows users to send viewers to other streams or premieres that directly compete with Twitch’s raid system.

When it comes to live streaming on the internet, YouTube Gaming is slowly becoming more popular.

They have former Twitch stars like Ludwig and TimTheTatman on their side, as well as the most recent creator to make the change, Sykkuno.

However, users believe the platform is missing a variety of features, and on May 3, YouTube Gaming revealed Live Redirects – their version of Twitch Raids.


YouTube Gaming Launches Live Redirect

The new feature allows streamers on the platform to send their audience to a video premiere or live stream of their choice – including other creators’ channels.

The ability to redirect live to and from a Premiere sets the feature apart from Twitch Raids as it opens up new opportunities for developers looking to create excitement about uploading. Creators can automatically redirect traffic from their live stream to the premiere.

The feature is available immediately for creators who have over 1,000 subscribers and no Community Guidelines strikes on their account.

To ensure the feature is used responsibly, they have provided two options in YouTube Studio to give creators control over who can forward to their channel.

This may be a welcome feature for many creators as Twitch streamers have continued to face hate attacks over the last year.

How to redirect YouTube live stream viewers

  • Create a live stream.
  • Click Edit.
  • Click Customization.
  • Under Forwarding, click Add.
  • Select a premiere or search for another channel’s live stream.
  • When your live stream ends, you’ll see a confirmation that your viewers will be redirected.

How to redirect from a YouTube premiere

  • Go to YouTube Studio.
  • Click Videos on the left.
  • Under “Redirect viewers,” click Select.
  • Choose another premiere or search for another channel’s live stream.
  • When your premiere ends, your viewers will be redirected.

Change who can forward you on YouTube

  • Open YouTube Studio
  • Click Settings on the left, then click Community.
  • Uncheck to allow redirects from channels you’re subscribed to.
  • Under “Approved live redirects,” enter a channel.
  • Click on “Save”.

This announcement comes just days after reports surfaced showing that Twitch may be reducing affiliate sub-earnings sharing in favor of more ads, prompting many to slam the platform for their choices.

Now that YouTube has released a redirect feature, we may see the coveted feature rolling out to gifted members in the coming weeks to gain even more ground against its live-streaming rival, Twitch.

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Emma Bowman

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