Becoming a content creator or Twitch streamer is one of the most sought after jobs out there right now. If you are still in a school and thinking about starting to stream as a career you are probably wondering “How old do your need to be to Stream on Twitch?”.
After all the earlier you start streaming, the longer you will have to establish yourself as a content creator. Let’s jump in and see what age you need to be to stream on Twitch.
How Old Do You Need To Be To Stream On Twitch?
According to Twitch Terms of Service you must be 13 years or older to stream on the platform. If you are between the age of 13 and 18 (Or under the age of majority in your country) you will only be able to use Twitch under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by Twitch’s Terms of Service.
Children who are under the age of 13 must not use Twitch at all. Twitch asks users to report anyone under the age of 13 who is seen streaming.
Why Do Twitch Not Allow Under 13s To Stream?
Twitch do not allow you to either stream or have a Twitch account if you are under 13. Twitch has quite a lot of mature content on their platform that really isn’t for under 13s to be watching. You will regularly hear people cursing, drinking, smoking and playing 18+ games on the platform. Twitch have a clear stance that you have to be over 13 to create an account.
If you are found to have an account under the age of 13, they will terminate your account.
Do Twitch Verify You Age When Signing Up?
If you are signing up just to watch content, Twitch will not verify your age. People do lie about their age on sign up and continue to watch content. However if you get caught they will likely terminate your account. It may also cause a problem whenever you are of age and want to start streaming.
If you are looking to stream on Twitch, twitch may verify your age through ID and you will have to provide tax information to receive payouts. If you are under 13 Twitch state that you can have your parent’s accept the terms for you.
What Age Can You Stream On Youtube?
Youtube has the same age limit for streaming as Twitch. You must be 13 to stream on Youtube unless you are accompanied by an adult. There is no age limit on Youtube if you are accompanied by an adult.
If you are found to be under the age of 13 and streaming on Youtube they may terminate your account.
So if you are thinking about streaming under the age of 13, you probably shouldn’t. It’s better to just wait until you are 13 and do things the right way. You then won’t have to worry about having your account terminated.
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