Twitch Add-on Tutorial

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.

1. After uploading and activating the Twitch Video Service add-onhead to WPVR Addons > + Twitch VS.
Enable the add-on by toggle option from OFF to ON. 

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

Head to Sources > New Source, you’ll notice a new video service added on the Source Information meta-box.

You can use one of the 3 available source types:

1/ Search: search for live stream videos

2/Channel: Get videos of a specific channel

3/Game: Get videos related to a specific game

1/ Search Source

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.

2/ Channel Source

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.

3/ Game Source

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:

1/ Head to Videos > Add New, and click on ‘Video Wizard’ button.

2/ Pick the video service you want to import your video from.

3/ Enter either the video URL or the video ID.

4/ Pick the video data you want to import and click on IMPORT VIDEO

4/ The page reloads and a message shows up, telling you that the video has been successfully imported.

5/ Your Twitch imported videos are rendered exactly as any other service videos.

Other premium add-ons integrate seamlessly with this Twitch add-on, like Authors Importer, Customizer, Monetizer or ShareToView.

If you need any help using WP Video Robot, don’t hesitate to create a new support ticket on the support forum.

Happy Video Importing!
The Team at WP Video Robot