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In 2017 over 665 million people streamed video games from all around the world. Games like Fortnite, DOTA 2, and League of Legends have over 100,000 viewers on Twitch, with some channels boasting millions of followers. All of that translates to cold, hard cash—pro-streamers can make as much as $5,000 per month on average. Not bad for staring at a screen all day! In this article, I’ll show you how to take your streams to the next level with XSplit and OvrStream, so you can start racking up subscribers.
OK, so you created a Twitch account and set up a YouTube channel. You even got a camera so everyone can see your beautiful face. Now it’s time to stream! You boot up your favorite game and…now what?
In order to share your adventures with the world, you need to download a live streaming application. XSplit is the world’s quickest and easiest way to stream, record, edit and share your PC or Console gameplay. With a subscription to XSplit Premium you can capture gameplay with unlimited resolution, quickly edit with the Express Video Editor and even create content for commercial use.
Head to XSplit.com to download XSplit Gamecaster and create a new user account. After logging in for the first time, you’ll be greeted with a tutorial that walks you through setting up a livestream or recording in three easy steps:
It’s that easy. With XSplit you can spend less time setting up and more time gaming. Connect with users on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook in seconds using XSplit’s intuitive interface. Record, edit and share gameplay on social media—all from within the application. And for those of you who haven’t joined the PC Master Race yet, XSplit Gamecaster works great with all major capture cards, ensuring seamless streaming from consoles every time.
Now that you’ve got some content to share, it’s time to make it look legit with some quality overlay graphics.
Most streaming services offer basic graphic overlays, but if you want to stand out above the crowd you’re going to need something more interesting than the default HUD for your fans to look at all day. OvrStream is the world’s best automated, animated graphics app for professional streamers.
With OvrStream you can quickly and effortless create stunning 3D motion graphics to animate your alerts and pop-ups. With a few simple clicks you can create automated responses and display real-time data that make your streams more interactive and engaging. OvrStream even interfaces with your favorite streaming services to display alerts from Twitch and YouTube, and even celebrate donations from Streamlabs, Gamewisp and more.
Get started by launching OvrStream and syncing it to XSplit by selecting the output dropdown below the live monitor. Then select XSplit as the connection type. Once it’s connected, you can select from a wide variety of scenes presets tailor-made for different games and unique styles. Each scene comes with title overlays for stream information, alerts and “BRB” screens for when you need to “pause”. You can even tweak existing titles using the built-in editor to create custom looks from scratch for the perfect aesthetic.
Now that your stream looks professional, it’s time to make it sound professional.
The Blue Yeti Streamer Bundle is the ideal package for setting up your streaming rig. It includes Yeti, the world’s #1 USB microphone. Used by streamers, podcasters, broadcasters and recording artists all around the world, Yeti delivers Blue’s professional studio sound at a surprisingly affordable price. Yeti also features built-in controls for volume, mute and headphones so you can discreetly make adjustments without distracting your adoring fans. Plus, the Blue Yeti Streamer Bundle includes six months of XSplit Premium and OvrStream Ultimate for PC, so you’ll have access to all the top features—including gameplay and graphics at 60fps.
Now you’ve got all the tools you need to start streaming like a pro. Just remember to take a break every once in a while—your parents were right about that.
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on taking your streams to the next level.