According to the leading gaming PC Australia retailer, PCByte, live streaming has been gaining popularity over the years with various types of contents available including PC, mobile and console gaming. While the thought of starting a gaming livestream can be daunting to those who aren’t used to being on camera, it can be a fun thing for gamers to try and could even lead to monetary gain.
PCByte explains that there are a few key things to consider when getting started with streaming, but with the right combination of tools, a high-quality broadcasting set up doesn’t have to break the bank.
To begin, having a powerful enough gaming laptop or PC is required. For those planning to stream lengthy gameplays, PCByte recommends having a gaming PC or laptop that supports an Intel Core i5 processor or its AMD equivalent, 8GB of RAM and Windows 7 at the minimum. Most streamers play games in full HD resolution, which provides a much smoother experience for viewers.
Along with having the best gaming laptop or PC to support the user’s needs, PCByte says the most important things to consider are a solid internet connection, which streaming software to use and audio and visual peripherals.
Although most laptops are equipped with an in-built camera, PCByte recommends streamers invest in an external webcam with a higher resolution to ensure visuals aren’t distorted or pixelated. A standard USB webcam is a cost-efficient option for new streamers. The Logitech C922 Pro Webcam and Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam are popular among streamers thanks to their sharp capture qualities and field of view.
PCByte says it’s also worth investing in a microphone to engage with viewers. Most streamers use the standard USB standalone mics, like the Blue Yeti 3 Capsule USB Microphone, which are easy to set up and use.
There are many options when it comes to streaming software, including OBS, XSplit and Twitch Studio. PCByte recommends users research which software will best suit their needs. Once a user has everything needed, they will need to select a platform to broadcast. There are multiple platforms, with the most common being Twitch, YouTube Live and Facebook Live.
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