Hosting people on Twitch is a great way to showcase some of your favorite streamers to your audience. You may even have agreements with other streamers, that you host each other when you are offline. This can be a good way to help each other out and gain followers.
However, it may come a time when you need to stop hosting a streamer. In this article we will show you how to stop hosting someone else on your Twitch channel. Let’s jump in.
How to Unhost on Twitch (for PC)
It’s easy to host and unhost on Twitch.
It can be even simpler by getting a bttv plugin for the host button. This will display a host button on the bottom right of each stream. So, if you have bttv enabled, simply check underneath the stream for the “Unhost Channel” button and click it.
If you haven’t installed the bttv plugin here’s how to stop hosting someone on Twitch manually using “Twitch command”.
- Log in to your Twitch account on the Twitch web page.
- Click on your profile logo on the top right corner of your screen.
- Once a drop-down menu appears, click on Channel. This will redirect you to a new window displaying your channel.
- On your channel window, click on Chat, and wait for a pop-up window on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Type “/unhost” inside the chat box and click on Enter. Note that you do not have to input the channel’s name.
- You will receive a confirmation on successfully unhosting “Hosting has stopped”.
How to Unhost on Twitch (for Mobile)
The process of unhosting a channel on Twitch is the same, regardless of whether you are using an Android device or an iPhone. Follow the step-by-step guide below.
- Open the Twitch app on your smartphone and tap on your profile icon found at the top left-hand side to view the Twitch profile section.
- Once the drop-down menu appears, tap the My Channel option and locate Chat tab, which will be right next to Clips.
- Enter the following command, “/unhost”, into the chat box and press Send.
Okay, you’re all set. Twitch will no longer broadcast the channel you were hosting.
How to Disable Twitch Auto-Host
The Auto-Host function on Twitch lets you add a list of channels for auto-hosting on your page. You can add as many channels to your list as you like, but that doesn’t suggest that you should.
Suppose you just aren’t aware that you had the auto-host feature enabled. Or you have channels on your list that do not serve you. And you now want to disable the function. If that is the case, follow the steps below to disable auto host on Twitch. It is so simple.
- Log in to the Twitch website using your account credentials.
- Click on the profile image on the top right-hand side corner of your screen.
- Select Settings from the drop-down menu that pops up.
- Select Channels and Videos from the settings menu.
- Go to the Featured Content > Autohost Channels directly below it.
- Turn off Autohost by clicking on the toggle switch.
Why Should You Stop Hosting on Twitch?
Even though hosting is often enjoyable, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The absence of control is unquestionably the most serious problem. And there’s no way to know how it will turn out because it’s a live broadcast.
There are also a slew of other reasons why you would wish to cease hosting, including having no chemistry with the channel you’re hosting, having an audience that is unresponsive, and experiencing a delay in communications since your banner can’t be visible in host mode.
Furthermore, the guest streamer may land you in trouble should they break or violate Twitch Community Guidelines. Here are a couple more reasons to unhost.
1. Hosting Streamers Bigger Than You
If you’re new to Twitch or are a small streamer, you may have decided to host any big streamers with a lot of subscriptions and followers. This may be due to the reasoning that merely hosting them will help you gain more followers. Nothing could be further from the truth.
That being said, stop hosting these channels as soon as you can. Because more often than not, most audiences are already generally aware of these major streamers. Therefore hosting them will do you little to no good.
So don’t hold out hope that they’ll return the favor by hosting or raiding your channel in the future.
2. Irrelevant Content Hosting
Users or viewers have a habit of connecting with the channels that pique their interest and preferences on Twitch.
Now, let’s say you’re an avid and regular COD streamer, but once you’re offline, you host Minecraft channels. Hosting such channels will affect your viewership since your target audience will not enjoy it.
3. Expecting Compensation for Hosting
Many newcomers on Twitch naively continue to believe that hosting big channels would earn them money. Wrong. Not only will you not get money for hosting, but you will possibly be enriching the streamers or channels you host.
This is especially true if the channel you’re hosting on Twitch has an affiliate or partnership program.
Therefore, keep in mind that if you’re solely hosting these channels for the sake of monetization, it’s best to unhost them. Additionally, you should be careful not to breach Twitch policies and guidelines as this might result in the loss of a Twitch affiliate.
How to Find Out Who Is Hosting Me on Twitch?
Twitch used to have a feature where you could see how many channels you’d been hosted on. However, there is no such feature currently. However, Twitch will notify you once somebody hosts you on Twitch.
How Do You Host When Offline on Twitch?
While offline, you typically have two options if you want to host a channel/streamer on Twitch.
Firstly, you can either go to your channel and manually key in the command/host [channel name] into the chatbox. Then press the space button and type or copy-paste the name of the channel(s) you wish to host in the channel name field.
Alternatively, you can use Twitch auto host where you can add as many channels as you want to host.
Do You Get Paid to Host on Twitch?
The simple answer is no. You do not get paid for hosting a channel on Twitch. However, note that the channel(s) you host will profit. So, the only way you’ll be making money courtesy of hosting is if these channels return the favor by hosting you back in the future.
There you have it, how to unhost channels that don’t benefit you on Twitch. By following the steps given you will be able to successfully stop hosting someone on Twitch.
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