How To Set Up Twitch Streaming On Xbox One

How To Set Up Twitch Streaming On Xbox One

June 26, 2019

If you own an Xbox One and hope to become the next Twitch streaming superstar, broadcasting to Twitch right from your console is the first step. Whether you want to show off how incredibly good you are at Halo or just want some companionship as you explore the ancient world of Assassins Creed: Oddesy, it only takes a couple of button taps to go live on one of the biggest game-streaming platforms in the world. Let's get straight into it, here's how to use Twitch on Xbox One.

What You Will Need to Stream ToTwitch on Xbox One

To stream directly to Twitch from your Xbox One video game console you don't need much beyond the following basics.

  • You will either need an Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X or Xbox One All-Digital Edition.
  • A High-Speed internet connection.
  • One TV which is set to connect to your console so you can see your gameplay.
  • An Xbox One controller to play your chosen game and operate the Twitch app.

If you want to include video footage of yourself and give voice narration, you will need to have the following items.

  • An Xbox One Kinect Sensor. This device is essentially used for recording video for your Twitch stream. In addition to improving your Twitch broadcast, the Kinect also allows Xbox One gamers to use voice commands.
  • The Xbox Kinect Adapter. While the Kinect works immediately with the original Xbox One console, but if you own an Xbox One S or Xbox One X editions you will need to buy the Xbox Kinect Adapter for it to work correctly.
  • The Xbox One Chat Headset: The Xbox One Chat Headset connects straight to the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter which plugs into any Xbox One controller. This headset records clear audio.
  • Other headset or microphone. The newer Xbox One controllers include a 3.5mm audio jack built in. This jack can be used to connect any regular headset, earphones, or microphone you might have available.

 How To Set Up Twitch Streaming On Your Xbox One

  1. Download and open the Twitch App from the Xbox Store.
  2. Select Log In. You will need an active Twitch account to stream from the Xbox One app.
  3. Visit http://twitch.tv/activate on your computer or phone and enter the code that appears on your TV screen.
  4. Open the game you want to stream from your Xbox One.
  5. Double-tap the home button, select the Snap menu from the bottom, and select Twitch. If you have Kinect or a headset on, you can open Twitch by saying "Cortana, broadcast" or "Cortana, open Twitch." Once the app is open, select Broadcast.
  6. Name your broadcast and visit the Settings menu before you go live, which lets you adjust microphone, chat, and Kinect settings, as well as change the broadcast quality of your stream.
  7. Select 'Start Broadcast' to go live. Once you are live, you can view your Twitch chat or change settings from the right side of the screen. You can hide the Twitch sidebar by double-tapping the home button and selecting Unsnap, or by saying "Cortana, unsnap."


You're now live on Twitch, so have fun and get ready to make some new friends! Make sure you’re satisfied with how it works. You don’t want any surprises once your stream gets moving, so make sure everything checks out beforehand. 

It's probably a good idea to ask a friend or family member to watch your first stream and give you feedback on the broadcast quality and sound levels. If they experience a lot of lag, simply return to the Twitch settings and manually select a lower quality broadcast setting.

It’s indisputable that there will be some sort of technical issues along the way., streams can abruptly go offline, lag, or maybe it’s a simple as you forgot to turn your microphone on, just be ready for them and don’t let the small dishearten you. Ok, that’s a wrap, for now. This has answered some of your questions or provided you some ideas for future streams of your own! 



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