Gaming isn’t just about playing alone or with merely few friends or online with global competitors. The game becomes much more entertaining and thrilling when you play in front of a crazy game audience which constantly cheers for you, moves with every turn of yours and keep the gameplay engaging. With Twitch, enjoying such a moment of gaming where thousands of audience is watching your game online is fun and that is why we have bought to you the answer to ” How to Stream on Twitch for Free “.
Twitch, a subsidiary of Amazon, is now the worlds biggest live video game broadcasting platform where more than 2 million creators stream games like World of Warcraft, PUBG. Fortnite and all the genres of video games. More than 140 million unique users monthly visit Twitch, which is loved by gamers and even those like me, who just love watching others play.
If you love playing video games in front of an audience, becoming a Twitch Broadcaster is quite easy. In this article, we have shared simple steps to, How to Stream on Twitch , your gaming through various platforms such as on Xbox One, PS4, PC.
The basic requirements for going live on Twitch via PC are:
- Computer – minimum 4GB of RAM and a good quality streaming host CPU
- Stable Internet Connectivity – Approx 3-5 mb/s upload speed for high-quality streaming
- A game to play
- Webcam (optional)
- Broadcasting apps such as Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) or XSplit Broadcaster
How to Stream on Twitch via PC
- Log in to Twitch.tv – If you don’t have an ID, Sign Up
- Download OBS – Open Broadcaster Software is a free software which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux Machine. The software is compatible with twitch streaming service and is very easy to use
- Open the downloaded OBS software file – Right click on OBS and select Run as Administrator
If you would like to have some advanced functionality like start coding your own projects and debugging your camera settings then opt in for Intel RealSense SDK option during the installation options
- After Installation of OBS, Open it from program menu as an administrator. As soon as OBS opens up, it will lead you to an auto configuration wizard. This will let you select the priority of your stream making recording or the stream primary.
- After setting up the priority, you need to select the resolution and frame per second of your stream.
- Now, you need to select the final apply button to finish the stream settings.
- Now, the twitch will examine the settings capability.
- After that the Auto Configuration wizard will let you select the service of your stream, where you will have to select Twitch from the drop down.
- Now, Sign in with your Twitch Username and Password
- Now, go to your Twitch account and select setting from your profile icon and then go to Security Tab.
- Now, select the two-step authentication from Security and click on Enable two factor authentication, this will ask for your number to authenticate and after that, a verification code will be sent to your mobile and that will enable the authentication.
- Click on Authorize button in OBS wizard and complete the twitch authentication in OBS.
- Now, fill in your other Stream Information in the next window, such as Title of your stream.
- After that open your Game executable and switch using window icon to OBS and click on “+” icon from source window provided at the bottom of OBS screen and select Mode as “Capture specific windows” and Window, select your Game Window.
- That’s it for How to Stream on Twitch, click on start streaming from lower right section tabs and switch over to your Game window and you are Live.
This was about How to Stream on Twitch for Free via PC. Below we have provided the brief about Xbox and PS4.
On PS4 and Xbox One
Both PS4 and Xbox One have built-in streaming capabilities, so you don’t need any external software to live broadcast
Click on DualShock 4’s Share button, select Broadcast Gameplay and then choose Twitch. Once you are logged in, you are ready to go live on Twitch
Download Twitch app from Xbox Store. Once logged in, start streaming any game. Open the Twitch app and select Broadcast from the menu.
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