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In this content, I’m going to teach you how to stream to Twitch from your PlayStation 4 without any capture card. Before we hop into it, I want to run something. Some of you may know that I’m a streamer on Twitch TV. I used to be a streamer and I had a decent-sized followers. I had nearly 30 000 followers.
I’m thinking about making a series of contents like some tips and tricks. When it comes to Twitch streaming, I have much experience on Twitch. Since I did it several years ago, I’ve got much experience. I can share that with you. Let me know if you are interested in making a series like that. I might end up doing it.
How to stream on Twitch from your PlayStation 4? The first thing that you need to do is to get a Twitch account. If you don’t have one, you can get it without paying money. It’s entirely free to make one when you try to link your PlayStation to the account.
But I don’t think that they have that option any more on the PlayStation. So you can use a mobile device to make one, you can use the PlayStation browser, you can also check where I’m about to go and see if the option is still available. It was a couple of years.
You need to hit the share button on your controller, it’s on the upper left corner of the controller. So I’m going to hit the share button, I’m going to be brought to this share screen. I’m will go down to share and broadcast settings. I’m going to click on that and share in broadcast. We will go down to link with other services. As you can see, they’re your options. We’re will select here, this screen pops up for me.
This is the screen that popped up for me in the past. It used to be a screen that would tell you to log in, and it would also give you the option to create your own account. If you do not have one, you can log into. I think that they removed that. That’s why this is here. Now check it out. If it’s there for you, you can use that to make an account. If it is not, you can use a mobile device. If you don’t have a PC on hand, you can also use the PlayStation browser. It works fine.
I’ll show you that. If you want to use the PlayStation browser, you can go to the internet browser. You go up to your bar. How do you get to the address bar? I think that it’s triangle. You go to the bar, Twitch. Now we get a trace, twitch dot TV. You wait for it to load, it takes a little time to load up. So give it a minute so that it can do that.
On the right side of the screen, you can either log in or sign up. This is where you make your account. You go to sign up, click on that. This is what pops up. You’ll have this little window, you have to put in your username, your password, birthday and email.
You can also connect with Facebook, I believe that you can log in by using your Facebook if you’d like to do that. When you finish making your account, you can come out of that screen and go back into the share menu. There’s the share button. Hit that again. Now we will go down to sharing and broadcast settings. Link with other services and click on Twitch. Now we wait. I’m going to collect sign-in.
When you come to this screen, it’s going to tell you to link your twitch account. There are two ways that you can do it with. Both ways are listed on the left. Head to Twitch TV slash activate on a mobile device or you can scan the code there and follow the instructions.
Now the way on the right is when you head to twitch.TV, you go to the page, twitch.TV slash activate. They’ll be in a box. I’ll show you an image of it. You’ll have an idea of what it looks like. When you log in, that box will show up for you on this page. Enter your code and click activate. When you link your account on Twitch, come back to this screen here, click on Twitch again, then this should show up for you.
Your account is linked to your Twitch account. It should say your username. So we’re going to hit OK. We’re done with that step. Let’s move on to the next step. I’m going to walk you through how to start your stream and adjust settings on it if you’d like to do that.
We’re going to press back and come to this screen. There’s an option called broadcast settings. This option changes a little bit when you’re in games. When I click on this, the only thing that will show up is advanced settings. Let me show you the advanced settings, because that’s something that you’ll need to know about.
Let’s go into the advanced settings at the top. We have included contents from PlayStation camera in broadcast. It’s a special camera which you attach directly to the back of your PlayStation. You can turn that on using this setting here. If you want to adjust it, you can go down. This will allow you to fine-tune it a little.
Let’s go there. I’ll show you what it’s like. We have the position, you could choose from each corner of the screen. There are four corners, you can choose from any of those corners, you can put your camera in. Now it’s in the upper right. If we want to put it in the upper left, you can lower it left and then lower right. You can also change the size by going to size. There’s a medium one and a large one.
Let me show that to you. You can see it, my camera is facing the floor. That is my camera, it’s on at the moment. It may be a little hard to see. I’ll set it to large, you can see it. Let me make it full screen, it should be there, it’s on the lower right side. I’m not sure that whether it shows up, but it is there.
So that’s the medium-size camera. Then the small one is the smallest. The wide one is wider. The other ones are square. This is a wide shot, you can adjust the size of that. Any of those can be placed in any of the corners of the screen. If we go down, this will flip your camera. It seems that you’re looking off screen while playing your game. Maybe you want to fix that, maybe you don’t like it.
You can click this, it’ll flip your camera. It’ll turn you this way. It seems that you’re facing the game. So you can do that if you’d like. Then we have background. What’s around you in your camera frame? For instance, we have auto cutout, that will cut out the background behind you a little. We have circular cutout, that will cut the carrot like a circle in the camera area instead of it being a big square box.
At the bottom, we have chroma key which is for those of you who have a screen behind you. It’ll allow you to remove the background completely for those of you who have that. There’s lighting, that’s required, but you have the ability to remove the background. If you have a green screen, you can adjust brightness and contrast for your camera, then transparency is to make your camera see-through.
Maybe you don’t want your camera to block the game, you want people to be able to see what’s behind you in games, you could turn on transparency, then they’ll be able to see through you like a ghost on your stream. So keep that in mind, they’ll be able to see through you like a ghost by turning on transparency. So those are all the camera settings.
We’re going to go back on the right, there are two options. You can reset your camera at the bottom if you want your camera to refocus, because it can not find you properly. You can select fine face which is on the right. You can press square to full screen, so you can get a better view of what everything will look like when you’re streaming.
We go down, we have audio sharing settings. Let’s click on that. If you’re in a party, people who are watching the stream will not be able to hear your party members. You can turn this setting down. If you want people watching the stream to hear your party members, your party members will need to turn this setting on, otherwise their voices won’t be heard by people watching their streams. So you have to turn it on, and they have to turn it on their ends.
As long as your mic is on, everyone should be able to hear you through your stream. These two boxes appear, they are for clips. You can plug in a mic to your PlayStation if you want. It’ll work as long as it’s USB. We go back, we have this blame message here, two spectators’ comments. You haven’t seen this before, this makes the chat visible on the right side of your screen, this is what everyone watching your stream will see.
When you turn this setting on, you will be not allowed to adjust the PlayStation camera. It goes into a fixed slot above the chat. So keep that in mind, if you turn this on, you won’t be able to adjust the camera settings at all. It goes into fixed settings. Let me show you.
I’m going to turn it on, then we will go into camera settings. There’s an example, the chat is on the right, the camera is up. That’s how to look for you and the people watching your stream. So you can turn that on or turn it off. Now there’s another thing that that turns on. It said, display message to spectators.
There will be a little bar that pops up at the bottom of your stream. You’ll be able to put custom text there if you’d like. We go down, this is where you can edit message and change the color of the bar. You can see it at the bottom. I can’t make it full screen to show to you, but it’s there. You can change the color if you’d like.
Let me see what made it blue, we can make it gray, orange or red. It’s in the box. It might be small for you to see, but it’s in the box. Maybe you want to put your Twitter information if you have a Twitter Facebook. Telling people to follow if they enjoying the stream, it is up to what you put in there. But you have the option to have a message that is displayed at all times on your stream.
We will go back to the next option, it is comments to speech. I don’t use this, you can use it if you’d like. But you never know what people will say in your chat. All of the comments in your chat are read out loud, so it is up to you. Here is our last one, link community to your broadcast. If you have a community on PlayStation, you can link your broadcast to it through this. You press X and check the box, it shows the link community there. So those are the advanced settings.
Let us go into the basic settings now. How to start your live stream? You need to be in-game or in an application to stream. You can’t do it while you’re out in the PlayStation Home menu. So we go back. I’m going to start up a game. We’ll start this one.
Now I’m going to hit the share button on my controller again at the upper left corner. That’s where that is. So we will hit that. We’re brought to the share screen, I’m going to select broadcast gameplay from here. Which service do you want to broadcast on? We’re going to broadcast to Twitch.
We have some of the options from the advanced options screen, the Advanced Settings. The PlayStation camera is one of them including microphone audio and display message to spectators. So you have the option of turning those on and off here if you’d like.
Go down here, the title of your stream is what will show up at the top of your stream on PlayStation and on Twitch to the people who are browsing streams. So that’s the title, you can change that, you press X in it, the box opens up. Press enter, then you’ll see quality settings.
This is what you want to select based on your internet connection, because the game which you’re playing is 720p. 1080 doesn’t mean that you need to set your quality to that because the streamer look mushy. If you set it to 1080, your internet connection cannot handle that. Now I’d to recommend testing your internet connection.
You can go up to what works best for you. I’m going to link some stuff in the description or in the comments. As to where you can test your connection and have an idea of what works best, I would say 720p 60fps. You should have a connection speed of around 3000. I’m not sure about 540 or 360. If one doesn’t work for you, drop it down. Things should be fine.
The last option that you have is to send invitation, then you can select players. These are from your friends list. If you want to send it to your friends, press X. Your friends list will pop up, and you can select your friends. Send them invitations to come and watch your broadcast.
You can also access the Advanced Options from this screen by pressing the options button in the upper right corner. You see it on the bottom of the screen, that will take you to the advanced options which we were in earlier. When you’re done with that, press X on start broadcast, and your stream will be up and run. I’m not going to do that because I don’t want a stream now.
That’s how you stream to Twitch from your PlayStation 4. If this helps you out, remember to drop a like in it and subscribe to the channel. I’ll see you next time.