Tips for Getting Started on Twitch

Who wants to sit and watch people play video games, chat, cook, make music, etc.? Well, it turns out more people do, specifically millions of people! That’s Twitch, a streaming platform for creating content. But if you’re here, it’s because you want to know how to get started on Twitch in 2021.

And is that growing on Twitch in the early days of the streaming platform was relatively easy, as there were very few people doing stream. But in 2021 the number of content creators has increased a thousandfold. That’s why today we’ll give you the best tips for getting started on Twitch.

If you want to get started on Twitch on PS5 or from your PC, here we will give you all the tips you need to get started. Everything you need to know to become a real streamer. Pro tips to keep your viewers happy. Become a real Twitch streamer, here’s everything you need to know, from basic hardware requirements to pro tips to keep viewers happy.

How to Start Streaming on Twitch

When we sit down in front of the screen we think, okay, and now how do I start streaming. Well, that question is what we will try to solve in this section, how to start streaming on Twitch 2021. From the minimum requirements, you must meet the essential devices to start streaming.

First of all, the desire to create content seems very basic, but many people do not take it into account. And that you do not need to be the best player of Rust, Fortnite or the best singer in the world, because if you transmit good vibes or fun the viewer is going to see you. Now let’s move on to the equipment part:

The technical requirements of streaming on Twitch.

Before you set up your own Twitch channel and make all the necessary configurations for live streaming, you’ll need to set up a proper technical environment. I’m referring to the hardware, especially three factors:

System performance: broadcasting a Twitch stream requires a lot of computer resources, so you need to have adequate computing power. A PC with at least an Intel Core i5 4670 processor or a comparable AMD Ryzen model and at least eight gigabytes of RAM is recommended for game streaming. Windows 10 is required as the minimum operating system. In the case of game consoles, it is not necessary, since the hardware and operating system is native, it is enough to check if the version used is compatible with the streaming platform we use.

Webcam for Streaming: it is possible to transmit video material without the streamer having to appear on screen. However, for Twitch streaming to be successful, the streamer usually has to show himself to the audience, so that they can see his reactions and emotions live. It is for this reason that it is advisable to have a webcam capable of transmitting HD quality images.

Microphone for Streaming. Although the most important component of live videos is the image, especially in the case of video games, the sound quality of our voice is very important. Therefore it is advisable with a good microphone optimized for streaming.

Getting started on Twitch on PC

In terms of specifications, Twitch is quite moldable, it recommends having at least an Intel Core i5-4670 processor (or its AMD equivalent), 8 GB of RAM and Windows 10 or Mac. Devices: a headset, a microphone and a webcam if we want them to see our face, highly recommended if we want to grow on Twitch.

If you are going to broadcast video games, add a graphics card with which you can play your video game, and that supports DirectX 10 or higher. Something tremendously important is your Internet connection, keep in mind that we must have a good connection to upload all our content in real-time.

A good Internet connection and if possible wired. A good and stable Internet connection will help the broadcasting to be of the best possible quality, especially if it is in HD. The technical requirements for Twitch can be found on the Twitch page.

Of course, you can also stream from a laptop, which has the same specifications as above. You can even stream on Twitch from a cell phone.

How to get started on Twitch on PS4

The minimum requirements on PS4 are quite a bit less. And to answer the question of how to get started on Twitch on Ps4? It’s pretty easy, we need a PS4, the Ps4 camera, a headset, a good internet connection, and a microphone.

Why is it so easy to start Twitch on Ps4? Because the PlayStation system itself is adapted for streaming, either on Twitch or Youtube. We do not need initial software. Obviously, we can increase the quality of streaming with good video capture, but the reality is that to start on Twitch with PS4 is not necessary.

And remember that to improve the streaming setup there will always be time, the important thing is to start and grow on Twitch.

How to create a channel on Twitch

Creating a channel is the first step towards the Twitch audience, but how to create a channel on Twitch? Very simply, to create a channel on Twitch we must go to their website, you must create a new account, this account is the one that will be used as a channel on Twitch.

  • Click on the top right on Register.

  • Enter a username, with which you will be known on Twitch. Also fill in the other fields, password, date of birth, and email.

  • Once all the data has been entered you will receive an email with a verification link. Click on it to complete the registration. Follow the Twitch instructions and you will have your Twitch channel created.

What software will you need to start streaming on Twitch?

Let me divide this section in two, because many of you are Ps4 users and others are PC users. And the thing changes quite a lot from one platform to another, and is that the software you will need to start on Twitch is very different.

On PS4 you don’t need anything, it’s integrated into the operating system itself, just press the Share button on the DualShock controller and it will automatically give you the option to stream your games.

On PC, I recommend OBS, it is a software that will allow us to broadcast live, select sources (video game, camera, microphone, tablet, etc.) create scenes with our game and webcam for example and choose the form of transmission, both in video and audio quality. If you want a complete guide to downloading and configuring OBS visit our article.

I tell you that you can stream on several platforms at the same time, for example, launch your stream on Twitch and Youtube at the same time. You can do this with Restream.