Streaming seems to be gaining a lot of popularity these days and it’s not hard to see why. After all, if you are already going to play games, why not let people watch you and if you are entertained enough, earn some money at the same time.
There have been a number of high profile success stories when it comes to streamers, so if you’re feeling a bit motivated, here’s what you need to know to get started. It’s actually pretty easy and straightforward to get started, so if you’re keen on it, read on to find out.
Implementation of Streamlabs
- Download the Streamlabs app from the Google play store
- You will be asked to log into your account. Choose Twitch because that’s what we’ll be using.
- Log in with your Twitch username and password
- Twitch will ask you if you allow Streamlabs. Tap Allow.
- Select your streaming source. If you want to broadcast with your face in view, you can also select your phone’s camera, but if not, just select “Screen”.
- Choose the widgets you want to add to your feed. If you are unfamiliar with Streamlabs, just choose “Alert Box” for now and slowly experiment with the different widgets over time before deciding what type of setup you want.
- Android will now ask you for permissions because the app will basically record everything on your screen, so give it the permissions it needs to function.
Creating your feed layout
Now that you’ve already configured your capture source in the Streamlabs app, you need to create a layout for your stream. If you’ve watched a Twitch stream before, you’ll notice that different streamers have set up their streams differently, so now is your chance to do the same.
- Tap the three-line icon in the top left corner of the app
- Tap Editor
- Tap on the different widgets to drag them around the screen to position them where you want them
- You can also tap on them to resize them. For example, if you’re broadcasting with your camera turned on, you can drag the camera widget to make it bigger or smaller depending on your streaming goal.
- When you’re done, tap the top left corner to return to the preview screen
- Press the big red button in the center to go live and start streaming