How to Setup Twitch Streaming on PS4

If you are an online gamer who wants to show off your skills in a particular game, live streaming is one of the best ways to make yourself known. Twitch is one of those ways to highlight your skills and draw in some followers who want to see how you game. Twitch is a platform that allows anyone with a good internet connection to easily set up a streaming session, and show a gamer’s prowess on a particular game and system. Using a PS4 is one of the systems that will facilitate the stream of your gameplay out to a community who want to watch your play live and in action.

Twitch is a platform that allows gamers to live stream while they are playing. It doesn’t just allow gamers to stream; it can be used by other lifestyle casters as well. Twitch builds communities around similar interests so all can stream, share and watch. If you have a Twitch channel, you can stream or broadcast gameplay and other activities by sharing a screen. What is on the screen at the streamer’s location is what is going to be seen live by Twitch viewers. Fans and subscribers can watch and listen to the Twitch streamer as they game in real life time.

Twitch with your PS4 Console

If you want to learn how to setup Twitch streaming on PS4 consoles, then there are some simple steps to stream gameplay without a lot of hassle. Once you get on Twitch, set up your account details and then link up to the PS4, streaming becomes a breeze with a simple tap and go.

Steps to Set Up a PS4 Stream on Twitch

1. The first step to linking Twitch to your PS4 is to have a Twitch channel (account). This is simple to do. Go to and hit the sign up button. You will find it at the top right on the landing page. Doing this will take you to the screen that has the Log In/ Sign up options. To get an account, simply fill in the form that is used to set your username, password, birthdate and email then click the sign-up button and you should be ready to go.

2. The next step is to sign into the PS4 account, so it is available for linking. Use the controller and go into “Settings.”

3. Then choose “Account Management.”

4. Next, choose “Link with Other Services.”

Steps to Set Up a PS4 Stream on Twitch


5. You will be given the choice of whether you want to use the streaming service of Twitch or YouTube. Choose Twitch. This can be changed later, or YouTube can be added on as well. PS4 has the ability to stream to more than one platform at a time. You may need a third party platform that allows you to do this. However, choosing Twitch as your primary streaming service is done by making the choice when linking to services.

(Note that there will both other options under this link but only Twitch and YouTube can stream video that is live.)

6. Once Twitch has been selected, then follow the step-by-step instructions to sign-in. Twitch makes the sign-in easy with an existing account. Make sure to have either a PC or mobile device close to you when doing this as Twitch will give you a code to enter on that computer or device. This is to confirm who you are and let Twitch connect to the PS4 console you’ve designated.

Making sure Streaming Between Twitch and PS4 Works

While the set up is fairly easy, you want to make sure your streaming settings workfor the actual gameplay.

1. Once you have things set up, then sign into the PS4 and start the game that you’re planning on streaming.

2. Use the PS4 controller to begin sharing by using the pop-up share menu. It is done simply by pressing the share button. The button does not need to be held down. It just needs to be tapped one time.

3. Next, choose to “Broadcast Gameplay.”

4. Once you have landed on the page that is the Broadcast Gameplay, you will need to select the streaming service. Choose Twitch as the one you are going to use.

5. You are almost ready to stream. However, before streaming can begin, the gamer has to pick the video options so the video is configured as you like it before sending it out.There are options to title the stream that is going to begin as well as the ability to choose the quality of video you are going to stream. Next, there is the choice of whether you want to invite any online friends to stream as well. If the PS4 you are using has a camera installed, then you are also able to include a live video that shows you right in the live feed that you are streaming.

6. Now for the final step, choose “Start Broadcast.”

Once these steps are complete, you should be up and streaming live video on Twitch.

Done Playing? Now Halt your Streaming from the PS4

While gaming can go on for hours, sooner or later you will need to disconnect from the streaming service.

1. Once you are finished with broadcasting then push the Share button on the controller. The same one you did to get streaming. The share menu will come up on the side of the screen.

2. Choose “Broadcast Settings” from the menu that came up.

3. Choose to “Stop Broadcasting.” This will end your broadcast and take you back to your game without casting it out to Twitch.

Final Thoughts

Gaming is a great pastime and when you’re good, you want to share that. An account on a huge streaming platform like Twitch can do this. It’s a simple process to create an account and take the next steps to get hooked up to your PS4. A Twitch stream is a great way to share beyond your usual group of players and move to get subscribers and followers who can see what you are doing and how you are doing it.

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