Twitch stream rules to obey and avoid in 2022

Luis Sebastian
By Luis Sebastian ยท February 08, 2022

Twitch is the biggest video streaming platform nowadays. The founder of the company sold it to Amazon three years ago. It happened that Jeff Bezos’ team decided to multi-profile the company with different ideas. As of now, Twitch is dominating not only the gaming industry. In his post, we will go through the Twitch stream rules you should obey and avoid getting in trouble (ban or shadow-ban).


Lets get straight to the information!



What are you allowed to watch on Twitch?

You are allowed to watch anything you want on the twitch stream, but thing is that even though you might be honestly reacting to all of the scenery and just wanting to watch a movie with the chat, the director or just anyone who owns legal rights to material my want to take your twitch down for all wrong reasons. Sadly this happens way too often.


Can you react to anime on Twitch?

You can watch anime and other type of media on your stream and that may not lead to any type of altercation with the legal right and etc, but the problem with this is that, the whole explanation of whatever or not a certain stream can be considered a reaction stream, but regardless if everything goes right, your stream will not be taken down. Check the channel of NinjaKuma - He is always reacting to Anime!


Can you kiss on Twitch?

There are no laws restricting a human kiss scene to occur on twitch stream, but causing a kiss scene to go on for minutes and even hours may lead to termination of the channel as a whole.


Can you drink alcohol on Twitch?

You can drink as much as you want, whenever you want on whatever occasion as long as it’s legal to do so at your age. If it’s absolutely illegal for someone your age to drink in the country you are currently in, then the stream moderators will probably be notified about the whole thing and your stream will quickly be taken down without any extra talks.


Can you show blood on Twitch?

Violent video games that are not banned for countries are ok for twitch and basically all streaming platforms, but if you want to show real blood and violence without any censor, then your stream will be taken down quite quickly considering how fast the moderators are these days.


Can I play violent games on Twitch?

As long as the video game doesn’t go against the guideline rules, then everything will be absolutely ok. If said video game will be either too sexual or anything else that will go against guidelines, then the stream itself will be terminated and deleted as a whole. 


Can you get banned on Twitch for playing music?

Yes, you can be easily taken down by twitch if you are playing copyrighted music on your stream, and no fame or popularity will ever save you in this case.


Is it OK to stream Netflix on Twitch?

This is the same situation as the music policy on twitch, you can’t stream netflix, even reactions to some movies, series, anime or cartoons will lead you to your first 24 hour ban, this has been a big topic to discuss in the twitch community and it’s understandable why so, people want to watch and react to some series that are only available on one platform.


Can I play anime openings on Twitch?

Even though the twitch moderators are pretty harsh about anything regarding copyright laws, if small glimpse of anime or anime opening is shown and then soon enough close down, it may not be a big enough issue to make the stream go offline, but streaming the whole anime episode or even just the opening will lead to a ban.


Is Sleeping against Twitch ToS?

When streaming you can sleep as much as you want. You can even make a close up of how you sleep, it really doesn’t go against anything that twitch has ever said or probably will ever say anything about sleeping on the stream. This may be a problem if the stream is extensively sexualized if that can be explained in any way. Don't get too comfortable while sleeping on live stream!


Can you be shirtless on Twitch?

Yes it’s absolutely prohibited to be shirtless on the stream, and being shirtless or with naked torso will lead to eventual ban, so also any sexually suggestive clothing is prohibited and will be punished on twitch platform, so basically anything naked or sexaul will be banned and taken down pretty quickly.