Millions of people around the world enjoy playing video games. Whether on a personal computer, a mobile device, or a console system, there are many types and genres of gaming titles to pick from. A well-known gaming console on the market that didn’t lose popularity is Xbox One by Microsoft. This system has many features that set it apart from its competitors, including broadcasting your gameplay live to other gamers online. If you are new to it or only want to learn more about how to broadcast On Xbox One, this article will give you all the information you need.
1. Broadcast on Xbox One via the Xbox App
Download and install the Xbox app from the official website. Then:
- Open the app and sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Click on the “Settings” icon in the lower right corner and select “Game DVR” from the list of options.
- In the “Record This” section, check the box next to “When I record a game clip, also record audio from background apps”.
- Click on the “Apply” button and then click on the “OK” button.
- In the app, click on the “Broadcast” icon in the lower right corner.
- In the Broadcast settings, set your “Quality” to 720p 30fps or 1080p 30fps.
- Set your “Audio Quality” to 320kbps.
- Check the box next to “Allow game streaming to other devices”.
- Click on the “Start Broadcast” button.
2. Broadcasting Xbox One content via Twitch
The first method of broadcasting on Xbox One is the Twitch app. Twitch is a live-streaming service available on many gaming platforms. You will need to create a free account with Twitch to use this method. Once you have made your account and logged in, you can begin setting up your broadcast like this:
- You will first need to go to the settings menu on your Xbox One console.
- Select “Preferences” and “Privacy & Online Safety.”
- Next, select “Customize” under the “Choose who can see your online status” section.
- Finally, pick “Everyone” from the options provided.
Once you have completed these steps:
- Go to the main menu on your Xbox One console and select the “Twitch” app.
- Here you will be prompted to log in with your Twitch account credentials. Once logged in, the server will take you to the main Twitch broadcast page.
- From here, you can customize your broadcast settings. You can choose to show or hide some aspects of your gameplay, such as your avatar or game HUD. Moreover, users may add a webcam feed of themselves to the broadcast.
- Once you have customized your broadcast, click on the “Start Broadcast” button to begin streaming live to Twitch.
3. Start streaming from Xbox One to YouTube Live
Decided to stream your Xbox One gameplay or other content to YouTube Live? After ensuring your YouTube account is capable of live-streaming, do the following:
- From the main menu on your Xbox One, go to “Settings”.
- Select “Preferences”.
- Select “Privacy & online safety”.
- Under “Share my activity”, select “Allow”.
- Go back to the main menu and launch the YouTube app.
- Sign in with your Google account.
- From the main screen of the YouTube app, go to “Live Events”.
- Create a new live event. Enter a title and description for your broadcast.
- Select “Share game clip or screenshot” and then choose whether you want to share audio as well.
- To begin broadcasting, select “Start Broadcast”.
- To cease broadcasting, press the Xbox button on your controller, then go to the “Broadcast & capture” menu and select “Stop Broadcast”.
4. Stream from Xbox to Facebook Live
If you are an avid Facebook user and want to share your gameplay with your friends, followers, or the world, you can do so by broadcasting with Facebook Live. To get started:
- Open the “Guide Menu” by pressing the Xbox button on your controller.
- Go to “Settings” > “Preferences” and ensure the “Allow game streaming to other devices” option is turned on.
- Once that is done, open the Guide menu again and go to “Broadcast & Capture”.
- Select “Broadcast to Facebook Live” and sign in with your Facebook account.
A preview of your broadcast will appear; if you are happy with what you see, select “Start Broadcasting” to begin.
5. Use Twitter to broadcast Xbox One content
Though Twitter discontinued its app for Xbox One, users can still choose to share their stream or clips after selecting a privacy setting for the broadcast. You can choose to make your broadcast public, meaning anyone on Twitter can watch it, or only permit people who follow you to do so. Once you have selected a privacy setting, you can start broadcasting your gameplay. Your followers on Twitter will be able to see your broadcast in real-time, and they can also interact with you by sending tweets. To end your broadcast, press the Share button on your controller again and select “Stop Broadcasting.”
6. Using IBM Watson Media (Formerly Ustream) for streaming on Xbox One
Once you have launched the IBM Watson Media app, select the “Broadcast” option. This will bring up a new window with several options:
- The first thing you will need to do is give your broadcast a title. This can be anything you want, but try to make it something that will let others know what they are about to see
- Next, you will need to choose a game to broadcast. For this example, we will use “Forza Horizon 2”.
- Once you have selected your game, press the “Start Broadcast” button.
7. Broadcasting from Xbox One to TVersity Media Server
If you have this option, open the TVersity Media Server app and:
- Click on the “Games” tab.
- Select “Xbox One” from the list of available game consoles.
- Enter your Xbox One’s IP address into the “Xbox One IP Address” field. You can find this information by going to “Settings” > “Network” on your Xbox One console.
- Click on the “Start Broadcasting” button. Your Xbox One gameplay will now be streaming live to your computer or device.
8. Using XSplit Gamecaster for an Xbox One broadcast
Before you begin, make sure that you have the latest version of XSplit Gamecaster installed on your PC. You can download it for free from the official website. Now:
- Launch XSplit Gamecaster and sign in with your Twitch account. If you don’t have one, you can create it for free.
- Once you are signed in, click on the “Settings” cogwheel icon in the top right corner of the window.
- In the Settings menu, go to the “Output” tab and select “Xbox One” from the drop-down menu next to “Broadcaster Mode”.
- Next, go to the “Input” tab and make sure that the “Enable Microphone” and “Show Mouse Cursor” options are both checked.
- Now, go to the “Scene Editor” tab and click on the “+” icon to add a new scene.
- Give your scene a name and then select “Game Capture” from the drop-down menu.
- In the next window, select your Xbox One from the list of available devices and click on the “OK” button.
- You should now see your Xbox One gameplay in the XSplit window and can broadcast. To do so, pick the “Start Broadcasting” button in the top right corner.