Are you ready to start streaming? Don't know what type of equipment you need to get started? Well, stress no more, here's a list of the essentials you'll need to start streaming.
All the Essential Gaming Equipment You Need to Stream on Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Get your stream on.
For PS4 players, it gets a little bit more technical because Sony manufactures their webcams. So you would have to purchase a PlayStation webcam, and this first-party accessory contains a camera as well as a built-in microphone.
However, we would still recommend buying good headphones such as the Astro a10s. The software you would need for streaming on your PS4 such as Twitch can also be downloaded from the PlayStation store.
For an Xbox One player, it's quite simple.
All you'll need is a webcam and a headset. We'd recommend starting with a Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam. Any Logitech webcam should be fine, but from our experience, the Logitech C920s Pro Webcam works best. Now with regards to the type of headset, we'd recommend an Astro a10s. It's a fantastic gaming headset offering great sound, durable design and a reliable microphone. As far as software, simply download Twitch from the Xbox Store and you'll be good to go
Now for PC Players, there is also a technical aspect that is somewhat preference-based. You can either have a single or dual PC setup. For someone who only has a single PC setup, you might suffer on the streaming side as far as quality, and this could also affect your gameplay. A dual setup requires a gaming PC and a streaming PC, so the extra equipment raises the cost.
The streaming PC doesn't have to be as powerful as the gaming one because all you'll be doing with the former is mostly streaming. However, your gaming pc is going to have to be a bit more jacked. We would recommend looking at brands that are well-known and respected for building gaming PCs, names like Maingear, CyberPowerPC, OriginPC and PowerGPU.
For other equipment you can use to enhance your PC streaming setup, here's a solid list of equipment/accessories:
Now that you know the essentials, will we see you on Twitch, Youtube or Mixer? Streaming is not hard at all; it's just the matter of you getting started. You don't need the best of the best equipment to start streaming.
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