Updated November 19 2019

How to stream gameplay with Broadcast on PlayStation 4

Find out how to link your PS4 to a Twitch or YouTube account and start broadcasting your gameplay to friends and followers.

Link a streaming account with PlayStation 4

YouTube

  1. Go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Link with Other Services].
  2. Select YouTube and sign in to your Youtube account.
  3. If you have two-step authentication enabled, you will need to enter the verification code on the next screen. 

Twitch

  1. Go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Link with Other Services].
  2. Select Twitch and sign in to your Twitch account.
  3. You will need to set up 2FA (two-factor authentication) on your Twitch account before you start streaming. 
Please protect your information when streaming. Never give your real name or address to viewers, and check that nothing in the stream reveals personal information. For more information, visit the PlayStation online safety guide.
 
 

Twitch stream is stuck “preparing” when broadcasting from PS4

Twitch now requires 2FA (Two Factor Authorisation). You will need to activate 2FA to your Twitch account to Broadcast from your PS4. For full instructions, please visit the Twitch Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) guide. Once 2FA is activated and set up, you can log in to Twitch from your PS4 and start streaming.

How to start a broadcast on PS4

  1. While playing a game, press the SHARE button on your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller > [Broadcast Gameplay] and select a service.
  2. Sign in to your streaming account and adjust the settings such as Microphone/PlayStation Camera inclusion, and the display of Spectators Comments. 
  3. To adjust your Broadcast while streaming, press the “OPTIONS” button to reveal the Advanced Broadcast menu.
 
 

Broadcasting resolution on PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro system can Broadcast at up to 1080p (60fps) depending on broadcast service used and bandwidth. HDR is not supported.

  • YouTube

Up to 1080p (60fps) is available - quality will depend on YouTube network traffic.

  • Twitch

1080p (60fps) is available.