How to stream on Kick: Everything you need to know

Onur Demirkol
Jun 21, 2023
0 has become well-known for its commitment to providing creators with a welcoming environment that deviates from the rules of other live-streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Today, we will show you how to stream on Kick.

You may have heard of Kick, a live-streaming service that debuted a couple of months ago, if you're looking for a new platform to stream your content. Kick is a rival to Twitch, the leading streaming site, although it has some benefits for streamers, including laxer moderation, more revenue splits, and exclusive promotions. Here is how to stream on Kick!

How to stream on Kick
How to stream on Kick

How to stream on Kick

The co-founders of, Bijan Tehrani and Ed Craven, as well as streaming celebrity Trainwreckstv, who is one of the platform's owners or executives, support Kick. Kick was established as a rival to Twitch, focusing on more lenient moderation and larger money splits for streamers. You can also check our "Kick vs. Twitch: Which one is the better option?" article to take a closer look at the differences.

Kick is a streaming service that, at its heart, offers content in a way that is comparable to Twitch, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and other services. Subscribing to a creator's channel, leaving donates, and taking part in HD-quality live streams are all options for viewers. Right now, it's in beta testing. Here is a list of what you can stream on Kick:

  • Games
  • IRL
  • Music
  • Gambling
  • Creative
  • Alternative

Related: Twitch error 2000: How to fix it

If you have already used Twitch or other platforms to stream your game or life, the context is not even slightly different. Kick also works with a stream key and streaming software. Let's take a look at how to stream on Kick:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to
  3. Log in to your account. (If you don't have one, start by creating your account)
  4. Navigate to Creator Dashboard and click Settings.
  5. Go to the "Stream Key" tab and copy the key.
  6. Launch your streaming software. (Most streamers use OBS)
  7. Paste your stream key to the program.
  8. Go back to and click "Edit Stream Info."
  9. Put all the information and hit "Save."
  10. Go back to your streaming app and hit "Start."
How to stream on Kick
How to stream on Kick

Kick streaming hourly pay

Kick is planning to launch a scheme for creators in which they will be paid on an hourly basis. Size, audience, interaction, and many other criteria will all affect the rate. Although no specifics have yet been listed, this will eventually be a site advantage.

Currently, Kick claims that compared to Twitch, it offers a far better value. Kick gives streamers an astounding 95% of subscription revenue, in contrast to Twitch, which shares revenue with most streamers 70/30.

Additionally, Kick allows streamers to keep 100% of the tips they get from viewers through its contribution program, known as Kicks. With the same amount of followers and subscribers, streamers on Kick might be able to earn substantially more money than those on Twitch.

Tips and tricks to stream better

Now that you know how to stream on Kick, let's focus on something more specific and try to get you a better understanding of streaming better. Here are a couple of tips and tricks:

  • Select a category that corresponds to your content: Kick offers a variety of categories for various stream kinds, like gaming, music, sports, talk shows, and others. You can reach the relevant audience and avoid being penalized for mislabeling your material by picking the appropriate category.
  • Talk to your chat: Chat is one of the best methods to interact with your audience and develop a devoted following. To make your chat more entertaining and participatory, you can utilize chat commands, emotes, polls, giveaways, and other features. You may monitor your chat and automate some duties by using chatbots like Nightbot or StreamElements.
  • Promote your stream: You should advertise your stream on social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and others in order to increase your viewership. To cross-promote each other's streams, you can work with other streamers on Kick or other platforms.
  • Make money from your stream: Kick gives streamers a variety of methods to monetize their content, including subscriptions, contributions, advertisements, sponsorships, etc. Using tools like VODs (video on demand), clips (short films), or info (extra information), you may also produce special material for your members or supporters.

Tutorials & Tips

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  1. Seeprime said on September 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Missing from the “story”: Ukraine’s agreement to never use Starlink for military purposes. This is why.

    Ghacks quality is AI driven and very poor these days since AI is really artificial stupidity.

    1. Karl said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      “Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson forced to ‘clarify’ book’s account of Starlink incident in Ukraine War

      “To clarify on the Starlink issue: the Ukrainians THOUGHT coverage was enabled all the way to Crimea, but it was not. They asked Musk to enable it for their drone sub attack on the Russian fleet. Musk did not enable it, because he thought, probably correctly, that would cause a major war.”

      1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:58 pm

        I posted above comment to:

        Not to the following article about Geforce where I currently also can see it published:

  2. Anonymous said on September 11, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Well, using Brave, I can see Llama 2 being decent, but it is still not great?
    All these AI stuff seems more like a ‘toy’ than anything special, I mean, it is good for some stuff like translations or asking quick questions but not for asking anything important.

    The problem is Brave made it mostly for summarizing websites and all that, but all these Big tech controlled stuff, won’t summarize articles it doesn’t agree with, so it is also useless in many situations where you just want it to give you a quick summarization, and then it starts throwing you little ‘speeches’ about how it doesn’t agree with it and then it never summarizes anything, but give you all the 30 paragraphs reasons why the article is wrong, like if I am asking it what it thinks.

    SO all this AI is mostly a toy, but Facebook with all the power they have will be able to get so much data from people, it can ‘train’ or better say, write algorithms that will get better with time.

    But It is not intelligence, it is really not intelligence all these AI technology.

  3. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
    Article URL: []

    The eternal problematic of regulating, here applied to AI. Should regulations (interventionism) have interfered in the course of mankind ever since Adam and Eve where would we be now? Should spirituality, morality, ethics never have interfered where would we be now? I truly have always believed that the only possible consensus between ethics and freedom is that of individuals’ own consciousness.

    Off-topic : Musk’s beard looks like a wound, AI-Human hand-shake is a quite nice pic :)

    1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, oh dear, Tom.
      I thought that the comments system issue where comments shows up under a totally different article was fixed. But seeing your comment here, the “error” is clearly still active. Hopefully it is sorted as soon as possible.

      1. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: []

        Hi Karl :) Well, let’s remain positive and see the good sides : one’s comment appearing within different articles (the one it was written form and for, another unrelated one) brings ubiquity to that comment : say it once and it’s published twice, double your pleasure and double your fun (“with double-mint, double-mint gum” and old ad!). Let’s forget the complications and inherited misunderstandings it leads to. Not sure the fun is worth the complications though. Which is why, with a few others here, I include Article Title & URL with comment, to ease a bit the pain.

        This said, I’m trying to find a logic key which would explain the mic-mac. One thing is sure : comments appearing twice keep the same comment number.

        For instance my comment to which you replied just above is originally :


        It then got duplicated to :


        Same comment number, which let’s me imagine comments are defined by their number as before but now dissociated in a way from their full path : that’s where something is broken, as i see it.

        First amused me, then bothered, annoyed (I took some holidays to lower the pressure), then triggered curiosity.
        I’m putting our best detectives on the affair, stay tuned.

      2. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

        Hehe, yes indeed, staying positive is what we should do. Good comes for those who wait, as the old saying goes. Hopefully true for this as well.

        Interesting that the comments number stays the same, I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.

        Not useful for us, but hopefully for the developers (if there are any?), that perhaps will be able to sort this comments error out. Or our detectives, I hope they work hard on this as we speak ;).

        Cheers and have a great weekend!

      3. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 9:18 am

        Whoops, my bad. I just now realized that the error I saw in your example URL (error-code-0x0003) was part of the linked article title and generated by Geforce! Oh dear! Why did I try to make it more confusing than it already is lol!

        Original comment:


      4. Tom Hawack said on September 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: []

        @Karl, you write,

        “I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.”

        I haven’t noticed that up to now but indeed brings an element to those who are actually trying to resolve the issue.
        I do hope that Softonic engineers are working on fixing this issue, which may be more complicated than we can imagine. Anything to do with databases can become a nightmare, especially when the database remains accessed while being repaired, so to say.

        P.S. My comment about remaining positive was, in this context, sarcastic. Your literal interpretation could mean you are, factually, more inclined to positiveness than I am myself : maybe a lesson of life for me :)

        Have a nice, happy, sunny weekend as well :)

      5. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm

        Correct: AI is certainly overhyped, it’s also advertised by some shady individuals. It’s can also be misused to write poor quality articles or fake your homework.

        16 September 2023, this website is still experiencing issues with posts erroneously appearing in the wrong threads. There are even duplicates of the exact same post ID within the same page in some places.

      6. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 8:41 pm

        Clerical error “[It] can also be misused …” you just can’t get the staff nowadays.

        Obviously [#comment-4573795] was originally posted within [/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]. However, it has appeared misplaced within several threads.

        Including the following:

  4. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    “How much radiation is dangerous?
    Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays and gamma rays, is more energetic and potentially harmful. Exposure to doses greater than 1,000 millisieverts (mSv) in a short period can increase the risk of immediate health effects.
    Above about 100 mSv, the risk of long-term health effects, such as cancer, increases with the dose.”

    This ban is about NON-ionizing radiation limits, because there is too much radio wave power from the iphone. This has nothing to do with the much more dangerous ionizing radiations like X-rays, that are obviously not emitted at all by mobile phones. I invite you to correct your article.

  5. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    “ makes history as the first official UFO website”

    I wonder if it’s just smelly crowdsourcing for the spotting of chinese balloons or whatever paranoia they’re trying to instigate, or if they are also intentionally trying to look stupid enough to look for alien spaceships, for whatever reason. Maybe trying to look cute, instead of among the worst butchers of history ?

  6. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    “The tech titan’s defense”
    “Whether he provides a clear explanation or justifies his actions”
    “the moral compass”

    You take it for granted that this company should agree being a military communications provider on a war zone, and so directly so that his network would be used to control armed drones charged with explosives rushing to their targets.

    You don’t need to repeat here everything you read in the mainstream press without thinking twice about it. You’re not just pointing interestingly that his company is more involved in the war that one may think at first and that this power is worrying, you’re also declaring your own support for a side in an imperialist killfest, blaming him for not participating enough in the bloodshed.

    Now your article is unclear on how this company could be aware that its network is used for such military actions at a given time, which has implications of its own.

    Reading other sources on that quickly, it seems that the company was: explicitly asked ; to extend its network geographically ; for a military attack ; at a time when there was no war but with the purpose of triggering it, if I understood well. You have to be joking if you’re crying about that not happening at that time. But today you have your war, be happy.

  7. Anonymous said on September 30, 2023 at 1:21 am

    comments and article dont match

  8. Gerald Brennan said on October 1, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    The writers were on strike?

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