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How to Broadcast on PS4 (Twitch & YouTube Live Streaming Options)

If you’re getting good at any game on the PS4, you might want to start broadcasting your gameplay over popular platforms like Twitch and YouTube to try and build a community and possibly (just maybe) become the next Ninja aka Richard Tyler Blevins!

The question is, how to broadcast on PS4? Fortunately for you, the PlayStation has streaming options built into the OS, and you can get started with a few basic steps.

#1. Go to the Settings Menu

On the main screen when your PS4 starts, move “up” to see a small navigation menu and go to the end to select the Settings option.

Play Station 4 Settings Menu

#2. Go to Account Management

Select the Account Management option from the Settings menu in order to connect your PS4 account with streaming services.

Play Station 4 Account Management Setting

#3. Select “Link with Other Services”

In the Account Management settings, you will find the “Link with Other Services” option which then presents a list of third-party services to connect with your PS4 account.

PS4 Link with Other Services

#4. Connect Twitch and YouTube with your PS4

If your PS4 is updated to a recent firmware you should see both Twitch and YouTube in this window and can enter your Twitch or YouTube account credentials to connect them with your PS4.

Connect Twitch YouTube on PS4

#5. Start Broadcasting Live Games from PS4

Once your accounts are linked, you can run any game on your PS4 and use the “Share” button on your PS4 controller to open a menu and select the “Broadcast Gameplay” option. You will be prompted to enter details like title and description and can begin streaming live.

Alternatively, you can also link your Twitch and YouTube accounts via the “Sharing and Broadcast Settings” option after you press the Share button.

PS4 Share Menu

Advanced broadcasting settings are also available via this menu, allowing you to select whether you want your PlayStation camera view to be included in the broadcast or not, and other settings including messages and so on.

PS4 Advanced Broadcasting Settings

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is nearing the end of its lifecycle but has seen unprecedented growth, with Sony selling nearly 100 million units! Even today, the console is going strong and features some of the latest games, including hot battle royale titles like Fortnite and the more recent Apex Legends.

If you have any questions about broadcasting games live via PS4 or other PlayStation related queries, feel free to comment below and let us know!

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