Can Twitch Streamers Play Music?

Unfortunately, according to the Twitch Music Rules, streamers cannot play any music that they do not own during live streams. So, using music from YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. for your Twitch streams is not allowed.

Streamers and Twitch Affiliates should be aware that buying music (such as a CD or mp3) or subscribing to a streaming service does not grant rights to share the music on Twitch.

What Kind Of Music Can Streamers Play On Twitch?

According to Twitch’s music rules, there are only three kinds of music content you can use in your streams:

  • Original music that you own the copyright for.
  • Copyrighted music that you have licensed. For example, on SoundTrack By Twitch.
  • Music for vocal performances on Twitch Sings.

If you are a Twitch Affiliate, you should also know that you can get your account banned if you break the rules. For example, you cannot stream on Twitch and Youtube simultaneously or within the same 24 hours.

Head on over to Twitch.TV to activate your account and stream away! Always follow the rules to keep your account in good standing.


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