Today I’m going to walk you through how to live stream console games using Streamlabs OBS. This whole process is free except you will need a capture card in order to connect your video game to your live stream. 

Setting Up Capture Card

The graphic below illustrates how you will use your capture card to live stream games from your game console.

how to live stream console games using Streamlabs OBS

  1. Plug in an HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT of your system to the HDMI IN of your capture card. 
  2. From the HDMI OUT of your capture card, plug the cable into the HDMI IN of your monitor or TV.
  3. You will need to download the capture card software the first time to make sure everything is working correctly.
  4. When you see everything is working, you can close it out. Streamlabs OBS will not work if the software is still running.

how to live stream console games using Streamlabs OBS

Add Your Console to Streamlabs OBS

  1. If you don’t have a lot of experience with Streamlabs OBS, make sure to watch my full Streamlabs OBS tutorial.
  2. First, you will add your Video Capture Device under Sources. Hit the addition symbol in the top right of the Source box and choose Video Capture Device. Click Add New Source.
  3. Under Video Capture Device properties, make sure the resolution is set up as 1920 x 1080. 

Add Audio to Stream

  1. Once you have your video capture source set up, you need to set up your audio.
  2. In Streamlabs, click the Settings icon Mixer box (box located in the lower right corner of the screen).
  3. All the monitoring is off because you can plug in your headphones to your monitor or TV and that takes care of that.

I hope this tutorial on how to live stream console games using Streamlabs OBS was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave those in the comments below. 

For another great Streamlabs OBS tutorial, be sure to check out my full tutorial and overview on Streamlabs OBS.

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