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How to Stream to Twitch from PS4

Today you are going to learn how to stream to Twitch from PS4 in three different ways! Setting up your PS4 for Twitch streaming doesn’t need to be that hard.

Earlier we have covered the PS4 Remote Play way here only but that way has always had some kind of a lag. Nowadays there is a really cool way to even get rid of that!

In this guide collection:
We are going to cover the barebone streaming straight from your PS4 to Twitch. Then you are going to learn how you can stream from PS4 to Twitch without a capture card with remote play. And the help of a couple of tools so you can start using really cool layouts and alerts in your stream.

You are also going to find a really simple to use and good service called Lightstream that enables you to setup your whole stream layouts in a way that is only possible with capture cards. Then you are going to learn how to stream to Twitch with the help of a capture card that enables endless possibilities and customization.

Please note if you are having problems with dropping frames or lag. Remember to check out the Best OBS Studio Settings guide. That guide is relevant for all the OBS versions that there are. But! Without further ado let’s get started.

How to Stream to Twitch straight from PS4

This is the barebone and straight integration from PS4 to Twitch. Originally you couldn’t set up any cool alerts if you would stream this way to Twitch. But! These days you can extend your Twitch stream with Twitch Extensions that bring alerts available for consoles also.

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How To Stream To Twitch from PS4

How to Stream on PS4 Using Streamlabs OBS WITHOUT a Capture Card!

In this guide, you are going to use PS4 Remote play and StreamLabs OBS to set up your stream. This way is really cool. Since you can set up custom overlays, alerts, and all that cool jazz that StreamLabs has to offer.

How to Stream on PS4 Using Streamlabs OBS WITHOUT a Capture Card!

Stream from PS4 to Twitch without a capture card with Lightstream

In this guide, you are going to use a service called Lightstream which enables you to use features that only the ones that have capture cards could use. This kind of setup needs a bit of tinkering at the start to get the stream working nicely.

But in the end, you get a really amazing looking stream, you can change scenes and really make them stand out. Oh and a huuuge plus! You can also use alerts from example: StreamLabs so it’s really good!

Stream Xbox One & PS4 to Twitch without a capture card | Lightstream Tutorial

Easy Setup Guide for Elgato HD60S with StreamLabs OBS

For this guide, you are going to need an Elgato Capture Card and their Game Capture Software. All of the versions of Elgato are quite similar to setup so you can use this regardless of the streaming software that you are using. Whether it be OBS Studio, StreamElements OBS, or StreamLabs OBS.

EASY Setup Guide: Elgato HD60S (Streamlabs/Elgato Tutorial)

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PS. If you find any good guides for StreamElements OBS and OBS Studio for these topics. Please let me know! Would love to share straight up setup guides for streamers that like to use different programs.


  1. All I get when trying to capture RemotePlay using OBS is a black screen. Tried running in admin mode, 32 and 64 bit modes. Only method where anything shows is display capture which is laggy.

  2. Hey mate 🙂 I have also used the display capture / window capture while testing this out. If the picture is laggy from your ps4 to the computer most likely cause is a WIFI connection that may cause it. For your computer this way should be pretty easy so the laggyness should come from the actual ISP connection. Maybe try lowering the quality settings to see if it removes the lag? Then you should know if it’s a connection problem.

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