How to Stream on Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X
- Download the Twitch Xbox App and Create an Account – The first thing you’ll need to do is download the Twitch Xbox app from the Xbox Store. This is a free app and only takes up around 100 MB of storage, so it won’t take up much space on your console. Once the app has been downloaded and installed, open it up and create a new account or log in with an existing one.
- Turn On Game Streaming – The next thing you’ll need to do is actually enable game streaming on your Xbox One console. To do this, simply head to Settings > Preferences > Xbox One Connections > Broadcast your game. You can also use the Xbox One Kinect sensor to say “Hey Cortana, broadcast my game” if you have that feature enabled.
- Connecting Your Twitch and Xbox Accounts – The next step is to connect your Twitch account with your Xbox One console. To do this, simply head to Settings > Twitch on the Xbox One app, and sign in with your account. Once you’ve signed in, you can then customize your broadcast settings, such as bitrate, camera options, and more.
- Starting your first Twitch Stream & Testing – Now that everything is all set up, it’s finally time to start streaming. To do this, simply open up the game you wish to stream, press the Xbox button on your controller, go to Broadcast & capture > Broadcast > Start Broadcasting. At this point, you should now be live on Twitch for everyone to see. It’s always a good idea to test your stream before going live, by having a friend or family member watch it to see if everything looks and sounds good.
The Xbox Series X and S are the newest iterations of the Xbox console generations, officially releasing in 2020. And despite still being incredibly hard to get a hold of, these systems have many console exclusive titles and are considered the next generation of Xbox consoles. For those who do happen to own their own Xbox Series S or X, here are the required steps in order to stream directly from a console:
- Download the Twitch Xbox App and Create an Account – Xbox Series X/S users will first need to download the Twitch app from the Xbox Store. After the app has been downloaded, open it up and sign in or create a new account.
- Personalize your channel – The next step is to personalize your Twitch channel by adding a profile picture, banner, and description. This can be done by going to the “Settings” tab on your Xbox Twitch app and then selecting “Profile.”
- Moderation and safety – Xbox Series X/S users streaming on Twitch will also want to moderate their chatroom in order to keep things safe and clean for both them and their viewers. This can be done by going into the “Settings” tab and selecting “Moderation.”
- Adjust the settings – Xbox Series X/S users will also want to adjust their streaming settings in order to get the best quality stream possible. This can be done by going into the “Settings” tab and selecting “Broadcast.”
- Select Broadcasting – Xbox Series X/S users are now ready to start broadcasting on Twitch by selecting the “Broadcasting” option from the main menu.
- Starting your First Twitch Stream & Testing – Xbox Series X/S users will now be able to select what game they want to stream, as well as how long they want to stream for. It is recommended that Xbox Series X/S users test their stream for a few minutes before actually going live. Xbox Series X/S users can stop their Twitch stream at any time by simply pressing the “Stop Broadcasting” button.
- Mobile/tablet/laptop – Most people like when the streamer is active with there chat this is replying to there viewers thanking them for follows 🙂
Xbox Series X/S users can stop their Twitch stream at any time by simply pressing the “Stop Broadcasting” button.
Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One users streaming on Twitch will want to keep the following tips in mind in order to have a successful stream:
- Make sure to have a good internet connection before starting your stream.
- Check to make sure that your Xbox Live account is active and is in good standing.
- Follow Xbox’s Code of Conduct.
- Don’t stream anything that would get you banned from Twitch.
- Use stream alerts and overlays to help make your stream stand out from others!