Your complete guide to learning how to stream games

A collection of all the information you could possibly need for learning how to stream games.

Learning how to stream games doesn't need to be as intimidating as it might appear. There are loads of platforms to stream from and to, and lots of technical jargon to understand. So let us help you out with a collection of guides that should explain all the basics to you. Just pick your platforms of choice below and you should be able to get your first stream running in no time. But first of all, if you're not entirely aware of what you're doing, check out this beginner's guide to what live streaming is.

Streaming Gear

The first thing you'll need to get started streaming is the right gear. Check through our guide to the essential gear you'll need before you start streaming and then you can begin planning the rest, below.

Streaming Platforms

There are a number of different platforms to stream on, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. To find out more about each, and which might be the best for you, you can check out dedicated guides to how to stream on each of them here:

Twitch

Mixer

YouTube

Streaming Consoles

Each console has a different way of streaming your gameplay, some built-in, others require a little more work. For an overview of how to stream from each console, check out the below:

Nintendo Switch

PS4

Xbox One

Streaming Tips

You might have all the gear already, but there are a number of industry tips you might not be aware of. With all the technical knowledge involved in setting up your system for broadcasting, you might neglect the other aspects of being a professional streamer, or even just making your life easier if you're doing it for fun. Check out these guides to make your streaming life easier:

Setting up a Discord for streaming

How to capture gameplay on Nintendo Switch

That's everything you could ever need to know about learning how to stream games. But if you've found anything you're struggling with, let us know and we'll find you a solution.

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