Broadcasting games from your PC is an easy process, get your game on and start broadcasting to Twitch!
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To begin broadcasting your PC games on Twitch, first you will need a Twitch account. Once you have signed up for a Twitch account, visit your dashboard or channel page to enable your account for broadcasting. Next, you will need a moderately powerful PC, along with broadcasting software.
Starting with your PC, here are the recommended specifications:
Your GPU isn't the biggest factor but it is recommended to have a card that supports DirectX 10 and up.
To broadcast to Twitch, you'll need broadcasting software. There are a number to choose from including OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), XSplit, and Gameshow. Please visit our knowledge base articles on these software choices to determine what works best for you or scroll down and check out the links we provided to popular broadcasting software.
Once you've downloaded the broadcast software of your choice, take the time to explore the settings and then feel free to experiment. Choose your favorite PC game and host a few practice streams. Utilize the Twitch Dashboard to view both your stream and chat room to monitor your success. When you're finished, visit your channel and review the VOD of your last broadcast and continue to tweak and improve your stream.