How to stream live gameplay on your PS4 to Twitch or YouTube

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How to stream live gameplay on your PS4 to Twitch or YouTube

  • Once your accounts are linked, just press the PS4’s Share button and choose “Broadcast Gameplay.”
  • You can give your PS4 stream a title, invite friends, and even use a webcam.

Your PlayStation 4 makes it easy to stream gameplay to sites like Twitch and YouTube. Once you’ve set up and linked your account to your PS4, you can start streaming with just a tap.

How to stream on the PS4 to Twitch or Youtube

If you want to stream on Twitch or YouTube with your PS4, you first have to link your accounts.

Link your accounts to the PS4

1. Using your controller, select “Settings.”

To link your Twitch or YouTube account to the PS4, start in Settings.
To link your Twitch or YouTube account to the PS4, start in Settings.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

2. Select “Account Management.”

3. Select “Link with Other Services.”

4. Choose the service you want to use – either Twitch or YouTube.

There are several services listed on this page, but only Twitch and YouTube can stream live video.There are several services listed on this page, but only Twitch and YouTube can stream live video.

5. Follow the sign-in instructions. Both Twitch and YouTube make it easy to sign in with your existing account. However, you may need to use a computer or mobile device – Twitch, for example, asks you to enter a code into a web browser to confirm your identity and connect your PS4.

Follow the instructions to link your Twitch account to the PS4.Follow the instructions to link your Twitch account to the PS4.

Stream a game on your PS4

1. Start the game you want to stream.

2. Press the Share button on your controller. Don’t hold the button down – just tap it once.

3. Select “Broadcast Gameplay.”

Press the Share button to see the pop-up share menu. Choose "Broadcast Gameplay."Press the Share button to see the pop-up share menu. Choose “Broadcast Gameplay.”

4. On the Broadcast Gameplay page, choose the streaming service you want to stream to – either Twitch or YouTube.

5. Before you can start streaming, choose your video options. You can give the stream a title, for example, as well as choose your video quality. You can also scroll down to invite friends to the stream. If you have a PlayStation Camera installed, you can also include live video of yourself in the stream.

6. Select “Start Broadcasting.”

Configure your video before you start streaming.Configure your video before you start streaming.

You’re now streaming video to the service you selected.

How to stop streaming from your PS4

1. When you’re done broadcasting, press the Share button on the controller again. The Share menu should pop out from the side.

To stop your live stream, choose "Broadcast Settings" from the Share menu, and then select "Stop Broadcasting."To stop your live stream, choose “Broadcast Settings” from the Share menu, and then select “Stop Broadcasting.”

2. Select “Broadcast Settings,” then select “Stop Broadcasting.”

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