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How To Stream On Glimpse

How to Stream on Glimpse

Glimpse is an all-in-one solution for all your live-streaming needs. You can live stream directly to Glimpse using OBS, share your private gaming servers with fans, and monetize your content with zero platform fees.

Here is everything you need to know to get started with streaming on Glimpse.

Streaming on Glimpse

Glimpse recommends live streaming with OBS. Here is a quick rundown on how it works.

1. Create a Glimpse Account

The first thing you need to do is sign up for a free Glimpse Content Creator account.

A Content Creator account gives you access to all the features needed to stream on Glimpse. To sign up, click the Join Glimpse link below.

Fill out the form and be sure to select Content Creator as your role.

glimpse sign up form

2. Download and Install OBS

Browse to the OBS website and download the OBS installer for your platform of choice (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Run the installer and launch OBS once installed.

obs setup

3. Configure OBS

The easiest way to configure OBS is to run the Auto-Configuration Wizard accessible from the Tools menu. The wizard detects which hardware you’re using and adjusts the settings accordingly.

You can customize OBS further by selecting Settings from the File menu.

obs auto-configuration wizard

4. Set Up Your Stream

To set up a stream on OBS, you need to add media sources. Under the Sources panel, right-click and add:

  • Screen Capture, to capture your display output.
  • Video Capture Device, to capture your webcam footage.
  • Audio Capture, to capture your microphone input.

Once you’re done adding sources, start your stream by clicking Start Virtual Camera from the Controls panel.

obs stream setup

5. Create a Sponsorship Level for Streaming

To stream on Glimpse, first create a Sponsorship Level that includes the View Broadcast feature:

  1. Log in to Glimpse.
  2. Click your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen and select My Sponsorships.
glimpse profile menu
  1. Click Create Sponsorship.
glimpse my sponsorships page
  1. Define a Sponsorship Level:
    1. Provide a name.
    2. Specify the number of tokens required for unlocking.
    3. Tick the box next to View Broadcast.
    4. Optionally add a description.
    5. Click Create.
glimpse add sponsorship level

After creating a sponsorship level with the View Broadcast option, the Go Live button appears on your Glimpse user dashboard.

glimpse go live icon

6. Go Live on Glimpse

Click the Go Live icon under the user dashboard. Once the page loads, your browser will request permission to use OBS Virtual Camera, click Allow.

obs virtual camera permission

Then click the Go Live button to start broadcasting.

glimpse live broadcast

Glimpse gives you all the tools you need to start your career as a content creator. From seamless live streaming and video hosting to private gaming servers and fully customizable content monetization (with 0% platform fees!), Glimpse is the streaming platform you’ve been waiting for!

Glimpse Social Media Integration

Connect your Glimpse account with other social media accounts to get in touch with fans and supporters.

Glimpse provides seamless integration with Twitter and Discord.

glimpse app connect page

Twitter Integration

Connecting your Glimpse account with Twitter allows your followers to instantly see your Glimpse updates posted on Twitter. To connect with Twitter:

  1. Click your profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen and select App Connect.
glimpse profile menu
  1. Select Twitter Connect from the list, then click Connect to Twitter.
glimpse connect to twitter
  1. Authorize your Glimpse account by logging in with your Twitter credentials.
glimpse twitter permission

Discord Integration

Connecting your Glimpse account with your Discord account allows you access to sponsored Discord channels.

  1. Navigate to the App Connect page from the profile menu.
  2. Select Discord User Connect from the list, then click Connect to Discord.
glimpse connect to discord account
  1. Authorize your Glimpse account by logging in with your Discord credentials.
glimpse discord account permission

Discord Server Connect

Connecting your Glimpse account with a Discord server allows you to grant fans access to your sponsored Discord channels. Once connected, you can add your Discord server to your Sponsorship levels.

  1. Navigate to the App Connect page from the profile menu.
  2. Select Discord User Connect from the list, then click Connect to Discord.
glimpse connect to discord server
  1. Authorize your Glimpse account by selecting your Discord server from the drop-down menu.
glimpse discrod server select

Instant Messaging

You can chat with other Glimpse creators and fans through Glimpse. Access the My Messages page through the user dashboard. To chat with someone, send them a chat request.

glimpse chat request

You can send and receive tips from other Glimpse users through the chat window.

glimpse chat donations

Glimpse Gaming Servers Feature

In addition to live streaming, Glimpse gives content creators the option to share their private gaming servers with their Glimpse fans. Supporters can play on these servers in exchange for a sponsorship fee (more on that later).

Glimpse currently supports servers for the following games, with more on the way:

  • Minecraft
  • 7 Days to Die
  • Rust
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Conan Exiles

How to Add Game Servers

Adding a game server to your Glimpse account is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Glimpse account.
  2. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner of the page and select Gaming Servers from the menu.
  3. Click Add New Server.
glimpse add new gaming server
  1. Provide a name for your server, select server type, and click Continue.
glimpse server basic info
  1. Provide server details and test the connection. Note that each server type requires different server details. Click Continue.
glimpse server details
  1. Include the server in a sponsorship level. Users can pay to unlock the sponsorship level and gain access to the server. Click Continue.
glimpse server sponsorship level
  1. Provide additional connection instructions for the server and click Continue.
glimpse server connection instructions
  1. Verify server details and click Create Server.
climpse create server confirmation

Monetizing Your Content With Glimpse

We developed Glimpse with content monetization in mind. As a Glimpse live streamer, you have full control over how you monetize your content.

Here is a quick overview of how the monetization system works.


All Glimpse transactions are carried out via Glimpse tokens. Glimpse users can buy tokens and use them to unlock sponsorship levels, purchase items from user-run stores, or donate them to other users.

As a content creator, retrieve tokens at a rate of $1 = 1 token. Glimpse may charge users a small withdrawal fee for the retrieval of tokens, but Glimpse guarantees there are no commission fees on your earnings.

glimpse tokens buy

Sponsorship Levels

On Glimpse, fans support you by purchasing and sending tokens to your account to unlock sponsorship levels. As a creator, you choose which features are unlocked at each level.

Below is a full list of features you can grant access to through different sponsorship levels:

  • Gaming servers
  • Photo albums
  • Videos
  • Files
  • Story content
  • Archived stories
  • Live broadcasts
  • Social media IDs
  • Discord channel access

Creating a sponsorship level is simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Log in to your Glimpse account.
  2. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen and select My Sponsorships from the menu.
glimpse my sponsorships page
  1. Click Create Sponsorships.
  2. Specify:
    1. Name
    2. Tokens required to unlock
    3. Included features
    4. Description
  1. Click Create.
glimpse add sponsorship levels

Whenever you add new content to Glimpse, you can choose to include it in a sponsorship level.

My Store

On Glimpse, you can also sell content directly to other users through the My Store option. Access the My Store feature through the user dashboard. You can sell videos, photo albums, and other files through the store.

glimpse my store page


If you’re an aspiring live streamer, we hope you’ll consider making Glimpse your new home. It has every feature you’ll ever need as a content creator, including the option to monetize your content however you like, with 0% platform fees.

Create an account today and become a member of Glimpse’s growing roster of premium content creators.

Glimpse makes it easy for you to sell access to your Minecraft, Steam, Terraria, Rust, 7 Days to Die, Starbound, and most other gaming servers. Using our esports platform, you can connect your server directly to the platform and enable access to it within a sponsorship level.

  • Sell access to your server within sponsorships
  • Whitelist specific users for your gaming server
  • Use webhooks to connect your server in several simple clicks
  • Glimpse’s monetization system charges 0% commission so you get 100% of your earnings

Ilja Aradski

Ilja Aradski is a writer, tech enthusiast, gaming nerd, and Glimpse's go-to content guy. His goal is to make content creation accessible to everyone by writing about live streaming, video games, and the content industry at large. He thinks he is good at video games, but his friends know better.

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