You’re probably aware that Twitch streaming is simple to set up on a PC and a home console.
However, you may be wondering whether you can stream on Twitch from your phone or tablet.
Well, you’re in luck, because cell phones are now supported. Twitch is not just one of the most popular sites for live streaming, but it is also available on all platforms.
Now, if you want to know how to do this, please keep reading as we’ll show you how.
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Can you stream on Twitch from mobile?
Yes, you can. The mobile version of Twitch has been made available on the Play Store and the App Store.
Just download the version that will work on your phone. Then, use the step-by-step instructions below.
How to stream mobile games on Twitch
- Download the Twitch app on your mobile device. It can be iOS or Android, but this time we’re going to go with Android. As usual, any app installation on this operating system starts on the Google Play Store. Open it, and then use the search feature on top to find the app. Just type in ‘Twitch’ and hit enter on the virtual keyboard, you will see the app right away on top of the search results page. Click ‘Install’, at the end of the process when it has been properly added into the system, click Open. You can also access it from the shortcut that normally appears on the main window.
- The next step is to create a Twitch account. Registration can be done on a windows PC or any other platform. Alternatively, it can be done right inside the app by tapping the ‘Sign Up’ button. It requires validation using your phone number or email address. The former is highly recommended. You can add an extra layer of security by verifying your email later.
- Once you have an account, simply log in, and then tap the icon in the top left corner that shows your profile picture. If you haven’t updated anything, yet, it should display the default image.
- Next to the avatar is the ‘Go Live’ button. Tapping it will bring up a page welcoming you to the world of mobile streaming.
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- Scroll down, and you’ll come across these two options, ‘Stream Games’ and ‘Stream IRL’. They are self-explanatory, anyway. Select the first option if you want to stream a game. If you want to stream the footage that your smartphone camera is recording, go with the second option.
- Let’s try ‘Stream Games’. It will bring up a library you can explore to discover your favorite games. If the library doesn’t list the game you wish to play, use the search box to find it. It can also help you locate games archived under a specific category. After finding the game, select the thumbnail, and then tap ‘Next’.
- The subsequent section is for tweaking the ‘Stream Info’. You can change various aspects of the live stream, such as the Title, Tags, Stream Language, Go Live Notifications, and more. Most of them are descriptive, so we don’t need to explain how to fill in the fields.
- Tags: tags in this app work in the same fashion as those in other programs. They help categorize games by niche.
- Go Live Notification: is a message your viewers will see if they follow you on Twitch.
- Stream Volume: consists of two sliders, namely Game Volume and Mic Volume. The first turns up and down the game volume. Move it to the left to lower the volume or place it along the top half to make the game sound loud and clear. But if you need balance, it should be somewhere on the left, and then drag the mic slider to the right.
- Save Your Broadcasts: you can enable this to save broadcasts for later viewing.
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- Once done, click ‘Open Stream Controls’.
- With this you’ll see a preview dashboard along with all elements available for configuration. The preview should be empty if you’re not streaming, but will quickly show footage as you goes live.
- On top, there is a horizontal array of scenes comprising Gameplay, Chatting, and Be Right Back. Each one shows a different view. Gameplay is for broadcasting the game you’re playing on your Smartphone. Chatting is for interacting with viewers. Tapping this will trigger the front camera to start recording your face. Be Right Back is an graphic overlay to notify viewers that you’re away at the moment.
- Meanwhile, the lineup at the bottom is for Go Live, Microphone, Chat, and Settings. Tapping the ‘Go Live’ button will initiate the stream, tapping on the mic icon will put it on mute, and tapping the message icon will launch the chat room. The gear icon is a shortcut to Settings. You can press it to see all the adjustable options.
- If you want to broadcast a game, make sure to choose ‘Gameplay’ tab on the main window. Open any game on your phone. Once you’re inside, there should be the Twitch bubble on top left corner. Tap it to pop up the Twitch app, and then hit the ‘Go Live’ button to stream the game.
Can you use your phone camera to stream on Twitch?
Yes, it’s an inbuilt feature of the mobile Twitch app. We’ve gone over this in the previous section.
The ‘Chatting’ tab on the main window is the one to activate the selfie camera. Doing so lets viewers see your face during the live stream.
No game sound while streaming on Twitch mobile: what to do?
It probably occurred because there was a mistake in adjusting the volume control.
Go back to the part where you can adjust the game and mic volumes. Make sure the game volume slider isn’t placed at the very left end of the bar.
Another possible scenario is that you might have hit the mute button. The mic icon on the main window will silence the sound if you tap it.
Wrapping Things Up
Twitch is constantly expanding its user base by reaching out to different audiences, including mobile users.
So, can you stream on Twitch from your mobile?
Yes, the mobile version of this program makes it possible to stream using a portable device. You can read the setup guide again by scrolling back up.