Playing video games has always been a great hobby, but it’s even truer when we share our games with everyone. For others who want to see how we play each game, there is no better platform than Twitch: what you’ve been doing lately is amazing.
Thanks to Twitch, we can stream all the games we want and, most importantly, we can make money from the channel’s subscribers. If you’re one of the people who makes money or just want to show the world how to play, we’ll tell you how to access Twitch from PS4 to get started.
Connect your console and your Twitch account
To access our Twitch account from a Play Station 4, we need to follow these steps
- Turn on the PS and go to the Settings section.
- Select Account Management and then Links to other services.
- Under the options for other services there is Twitch, if you find it, select it.
- Finally, enter the necessary data to access this platform.
It is important to perform a two-step authentication at Twitch to be able to transfer. If you do not authenticate, you will not be able to transfer from your PS4, so go to the official Twitch website.
What to transfer on Twitch
There are two requirements to be considered when transferring after connecting with Twitch from Play Station 4. The first is a Play Station Network account, the second is a good Internet connection. It is important that you know the speeds required for a decent transmission. The speed of the Internet connection you need depends directly on the resolution you are streaming to.
The speed required for the transfer
In the past, transmissions were made at a standard resolution, they worked at a speed of 750 kbps, this resolution was 640×360. If you want to make a 480p stream – which the subscribers don’t like very much – you have to have a speed of at least 1 Mbps. To make 720p streams, you need an Internet speed of 2.5 Mbps. For 1080p, which can be created with a PS4 Pro, the Internet speed should be 5 Mbps or more. If you want to stream at 4K, the speed should be at least 25 Mbps, so most streamers are currently held at 720p or 1080p.
You must remember that this speed is upstream, not downstream. If you stream to Twitch with your PS4, this data will be sent to the platform, so it is considered a download. So before you start streaming, you should rent a good internet service.
Now that you know what you need to start streaming and are connected to Twitch from your PS4, please take a look at our other entry: How to stream to Twitch from Play Station 4.