How to Start Streaming on Twitch

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Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Twitch is a great place to watch some of the world’s most talented players stream popular video games. One of the best things about the service is that anyone can try their hand at streaming. To learn how to stream on Twitch, follow the steps in the sections below.

Equipment

To get started in streaming, you need a few hardware components.

Getting ready to stream

  1. Navigate to the Twitch website.
  2. If you’re not already logged in to your account, click the Log In button on Twitch. button in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In that same corner, click the Profile icon.

Profile icon

  1. In the menu that appears, click Creator Dashboard.

Profile selector in Twitch.

  1. On the left side of the screen, under Creator Dashboard, click Streaming Tools.

Streaming Tools selector.

Choosing streaming software

While there are many choices for streaming software, we recommend Twitch Studio for most users. It is free, easy to use, and designed by those who run the platform.

  1. Under the Broadcasting Applications section, locate Twitch Studio and click the Download button.

Twitch Studio download.

  1. Once the download has finished, run it and click the Install button button.
  2. The Twitch Studio app opens. In the window that appears, make sure the appropriate account is selected and click the Continue button button.
  3. Click the Twitch activate button. button.
  4. Click the Twitch Authorize button. button.
  5. Return to the Twitch Studio app.
  6. Click the Get Started button.
  7. Follow the guided instructions to set up your microphone, webcam, scenes, and stream quality settings.
  8. Click the Main selector in the Scenes section, and then click the Start Stream button near the bottom-middle of the screen.

Start Stream on Twitch.

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