In order to stream your stream on Twitch, you need to pay attention to the various points that we have addressed in this article.
To start streaming on Twitch, you need to pay attention to many points. Things that if you follow them, the quality of your stream will increase even more. However, there are several things you can do to start streaming and be able to display your image and game screen at the same time. In other words, streaming start settings are other things that the user should pay attention to. Therefore, in this article, we are going to point out things like required user accounts and settings like things like OBS, knowing which can affect the quality of your stream and is one of the key things for people who want to start streaming.
Create a Twitch account
The first and foremost thing is to create a Twitch account. By entering the Twitch site, you will see the Sign Up option at the top left of your screen.
By pressing the desired button, the account creation page becomes available. Enter your username, password, date of birth, country and phone number. Note that you should be careful when adding an account date of birth, because if you forget your password or your account is hacked, the date of birth is something that can cause your account to recover.
I suggest that after creating an account and confirming it via email (to do this you must click the Use Email Instead option under the phone number section) or phone number and username, be sure to enter the settings section and activate the two-step verification of your account. .
Use the OBS program
There are several programs to start streaming and streaming it on Twitch, but we recommend OBS. Streaming programs are usually based on your system processor, and among all the items in front of you, OBS is the least used and other programs are the most efficient. Therefore, it is recommended that you first download and install the OBS program.
After installing and running the program, you will see the image above and in the following we will explain the important parts of the OBS program.
- 1. The section on the right includes several options, but the most important ones for you are Start Steaming and Start Recording. If you want to film your gameplay, the start recording option is the best option and you have to press the Start Streaming option to start the stream. Of course, you have to make certain settings that will be announced later.
- 2. In the Audio Mixer section, the sound bar corresponding to the inputs and outputs that you place will be displayed. Now you can increase or decrease the volume of the sources you have added through this section. You can also fine-tune your audio output by pressing the gear and selecting Advanced Audio Properties.
- 3- In the resources section, you have to add different items. For example, Display Capture and Game Capture are the best options for getting output from your screen and game. However, if you want to stream through the console, you need to make a capture card and connect it to the computer, through the Video Capture Device source, add it to your OBS, and with the Audio Output Capture, the console sound in Make OBS and streaming available. In the meantime, I would like to mention that in this section, you can also put different images and videos for streaming.
- 4. In the Scenes section, users can define different sections and choose what resources are in each Scene. I suggest using different Scenes for ease of use and not to have multiple sources in each scene for each section.
How to connect the switch to OBS
After applying the initial OBS settings, you now need to connect the OBS and the switch to each other to live on the switch after pressing the Start Streaming button. To do this, log in to the Twitch site and click on your photo at the top right of the screen. Now from the menu that opens, click on Creator Dashboard and enter the settings and stream category. In the image above, you will see several options, the most important of which is your Stream Key. Copy it.
Now in OBS, select the Setting option and after entering the settings, select the stream directory. Then tweak the service and connect your OBS to Twitch via the copied Stream Key or username and password. By doing this, you will be live on Twitch every time you press Start Streaming.
If you pay attention to the OBS settings, it has several sections, the most important of which we will share with you below. Items through which you can provide better quality to your visitors.
Enter the streaming category while in OBS settings. Here you can select things like bit rate. Choosing a bit rate is directly related to your upload speed. However, BitRite 2000 is recommended for Iranian users, but to increase the bit rate and increase the display quality of the stream, it is recommended to use the internal streaming services. Users can get a higher bit rate by purchasing a subscription from this category of service providers. In the meantime, if you have an Nvidia graphics card, put your encoder on the Nvidia NVENC H.264. Otherwise, use the default OBS option.
Apart from this, in the streaming section, there is a subcategory called Recording, where you can make settings related to recording your videos. For this section, if you are looking to record a quality video of your game, the bit rate is between 20,000 and 40,000 (depending on the resolution and graphical settings of the game) is recommended.
In the Audio category, users can adjust their audio settings. If you use different audio sources, you can specify which audio outputs to use when streaming. This also applies to your microphones.
Finally, you should pay attention to the video section, where you can determine the quality of the stream output. For example, set the original resolution to 1080p and the stream resolution to 720p. Now your viewers will see your stream at its best, at 720p.
Finally, as soon as the stream starts, you can not change any of the OBS settings, except for the audio output and bit rate settings.
1. Is using Twitch free?
Creating an account and using Twitch is free and you can use it without having to pay extra.
2- Is it necessary to change the IP to use Twitch?
Twitch is currently available to Iranian users without any restrictions or restrictions, and you can use it without the need for special complexity.
3- What is OBS?
OBS is a program through which you can manage your stream. Minimal use of system resources among similar applications and the possibility of easy connection of OBS to Twitch are its main advantages.