How to Start Streaming on Twitch: Your Systematic Guide in 2021

How to Start Streaming on Twitch: Your Systematic Guide in 2021

Twitch is a live streaming platform that is a huge part of the current digital world. Here we can help you learn how to stream on Twitch and be successful on the platform. 

  1. Create an account on Twitch. You can sign up on Twitch using a desktop or download it on your phone. You can use your number to sign up and then add the email later if you like. To be able to broadcast using Twitch, you are required to enable two-factor authentication. Log in to your account using a computer, find the security settings, and then enable two-factor authentication. 

  1. Decide on the software for live streaming. If you are broadcasting using a computer then you should begin by using a software encoder. They are cheaper and simple to use. There are many software encoders you can choose from such as Streamlabs OBS, vMix, OBS Studio or XSplit. 

  1. Twitch does not require the latest computer or the best cameras. Twitch does not support 4K streaming hence you can get by using low-quality gear when streaming on Twitch. However, if you are going to be broadcasting a video game, then you must use good quality gear to avoid burdening your computer too much. You can use Play stations, Xbox, and good smartphones for beginning to stream on twitch. 

  1. Decide on the content you wish to stream. Twitch is no longer only about video games. 

  1. Set up your gear or your phone before you start streaming. Make sure everything is properly connected. 

  1. Connect the software you shall be using to Twitch. 

  1. Your software will require you to add everything you shall be using to stream as a source like your microphone and the video game along with the webcam. 

  1. Decide on your streaming settings. You have to consider the power of your software encoder, your upload bandwidth, and your content type when deciding on settings. Twitch also has a guide that can be used to determine the streaming settings. 

  1. If you are streaming using a PS4 then disable HDCP. Set up the device and audio sharing. You must enable the chat feature and then connect the PS4 to your Twitch account. 

  1. If you are streaming on Twitch using Xbox then you must install the Twitch app from your Xbox store. You can then connect your Xbox to your Twitch account by activating it using your mobile or your computer. Then set up microphones, headsets, and webcams, making sure everything is connected and enabled. 

  1. You can use your Smartphone’s camera to broadcast on Twitch. You will require third-party apps if you wish to cast mobile gaming. After you have installed the Twitch app and logged in, you can go to your profile and press the 'Go Live' button. Twitch will access your microphone and camera and you shall be able to go live. 

Live Streaming on Twitch is quite easy even for beginners. You can start streaming on Twitch in less than an hour if you have a decent computer, Smartphone or other basic gears.