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How to livestream to Twitch on Xbox One

The actual process of streaming on the Xbox One is quite simple--the challenging part is getting everything properly set up first. That's why we've put together this quick guide on how to get streaming on your Xbox One. Let's get started.

What you'll need:

  • Xbox One console
  • Xbox One Kinect camera
  • Xbox One controller
  • A game to play
  • A stable internet connection
  • Xbox Live Gold account (after the June 2014 update you won't need this anymore)

Prep your Xbox One console settings

Now that you have the Twitch account setup out of the way, it's time to get your Xbox One console ready to broadcast. Just follow these steps:

  • Sign into your Xbox Live Gold account and download the Twitch app.
  • Go to your Xbox Live Profile and make sure your presence is set to "Online."
  • Go to your settings and set the option "See if you are online" to "Everyone" and set "Broadcast gameplay" to "Allow."
  • In Settings, under the Privacy and Online Safety section, make sure the "Share content made using Kinect" is set to "Allow."
  • Under Preference, check the "Allow broadcasts and Game DVR uploads."
  • If you want to use the Kinect for chat functions on your livestream, under the Kinect section select "Kinect on" and "Use Kinect audio for chat."

Now you're ready to broadcast

When you're ready to broadcast to your Twitch channel, open your Twitch app on the Xbox One and select "Start broadcast," or say "Xbox broadcast." Simple as that. If you want to name your broadcast, toggle the picture-in-picture option, or adjust the audio settings for the broadcast, you can do all of that in the Twitch app settings. Now get out there and start livestreaming.


  • PervasiveBurn - August 7, 2014 6:22 a.m.

    Doesnt work with visual boy advanced. :( I guess people can watch me play minecraft at 2fps.
  • g1rldraco7 - June 7, 2014 2:35 a.m.

    Finally I can start doing livestreams, maybe tuesday when Lucas use to do them.
  • JMarsella09 - June 6, 2014 6:56 p.m.

    Of course, none of this works if you have a Mac. Yay... I hate my computer...
  • daniel-prewitt - January 11, 2014 12:28 a.m.

    How do you set up a stream on gta v
  • chambies2015 - March 11, 2013 2:49 p.m.

    When i open Xsplit, i try to log in and it says failed to connect to xsplit servers, nesscary for first login.
  • brickman409 - June 21, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    on the internet, no one knows your a dog
  • FiggisFiddis - December 10, 2013 3:40 a.m.

  • GOD - June 6, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    You knew?... Then how did you know?!
  • regalado7 - June 21, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    Is that a dog playing Minecraft? lol
  • GR_SophiaTong - June 21, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    Yeah... mine. lol.
  • McSpermie - June 21, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    Damn I only got a mb of upload, guess I won't be streaming any time soon.
  • GR_SophiaTong - June 21, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    You still can, just won't be as good.
  • oryanbelt - June 21, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    I had a big smile when I saw this article. Been going to JTV/Twitch since I saw E3 hosted on its site a couple years back. If you made a in-depth guide on optimizing stream settings (bit rates, quality, types of capture cards) for various platforms, internet, or PC specs; I believe it would be very informative and helpful.

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