Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. The site focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions. In 2015, Twitch announced it had more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month. As of 2018, Twitch still remains the leading live streaming video service for video games in the US, and has an advantage over Youtube Gaming.
WP Video Robot allows you to take advantage of the growing Twitch traffic, by importing hundreds of thousands of videos right into your WordPress site. You could easily import videos just like you did with built-in video services. This premium add-on will allow you to have a new source service, so you can import all Twitch videos from a given channel or fetch them using search terms.
This tutorial will detail the content of this add-on and show you how to use Twitch Video Service.
If you need help to install this WPVR add-on, here is a tutorial for that.
2. You need to grant access to WP Video Robot to the Twitch API. You can do that by creating your own API credentials, or by manually by heading to the WPVR Options > API Access screen. We strongly recommend using your own credentials, since the manually granted access is revoked within 10 hours. We’ve crafted a easy tutorial to show you how to grab your own credentials. Take a look here.
The Twitch video service has now been added to all your sources and videos screens. You can handle Twitch sources and videos as any Youtube or Vimeo ones.
You can click on the IMPORT SAMPLE SOURCES button to automatically create the Twitch demo sources, or you can start by creating your own sources.
Let’s see how to import videos from Twitch.
A/ Adding videos through a source
You can use one of the 3 available source types:
3/Game: Get videos related to a specific game
As before – on the other built-in video services – on the search source, you need to input your search terms. Save your source, then TEST it to see what videos are being retrieved.
On that source type, you need to provide a valid channel ID. You can use the available helper for that. All you need to do is to enter the channel name and click on GET CHANNEL ID button. A pop-up will appear with all the returned twitch channels. Pick the one you want to use.
You can also filter videos being retrieved by this source by type.
Once your source saved, you can test it out.
You need to provide a valid Game Name, to get videos related to it. You also have a helper to easily retrieve the Game Name from a search term.
Once your source saved, you can test it out, and see what videos are being retrieved.
As you usually do for Youtube videos, you can pick which videos you want to add. Then click ‘Add Items’ button.
If you want to make some changes to your source, click the ‘Edit Source’ button. You can now test your new source, run it or even schedule it to be automatically executed automatically.
B/ Adding videos manually
You can also add one single video manually:
Happy Video Importing!
The Team at WP Video Robot