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How to livestream to Twitch on PS4

With the PS4's share button, you'll be able to easily go from playing a game to streaming your gameplay to your viewers. Here's how to do it.

What you'll need:

  • PS4 console
  • PS4 controller
  • A game to play
  • A stable internet connection
  • A PlayStation Eye camera (if you want people to see and hear you)

Connect your Twitch account to your PS4

Once you have your Twitch account set up, getting your PS4 ready to broadcast a Twitch livestream is extremely simple. Just follow these steps:

  • Press the share button when you are playing a game.
  • Select the Broadcast Gameplay option.
  • Select Twitch as the service you want to broadcast on and select "Go to the Twitch website" on the next page.
  • Now you can login to the Twitch account you created, or create one right on the PS4 interface.

Additional Settings to check out

  • Select the video and audio options you want to use by checking the respective boxes on the Broadcast Gameplay screen.
  • You can also press the options button on the Broadcast Gameplay screen for even more options on adjusting the stream quality and other settings.

Now you're ready to broadcast

Okay, now you are all set to start broadcasting yourself on the internet. When you're ready to jump into your first livestream, all you have to do is press the share button on your PS4 Controller, select Broadcast Gameplay, select Twitch, then select Start Broadcast. Enjoy.


  • 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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