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How to stream on a PS5

When you’re ready to share your gaming prowess with the world, you can stream your favorite games from your PlayStation 5 (PS5) to services such as Twitch and YouTube. Whether you want to share some footage with friends, or you’re jump-starting a new online streaming business, the PlayStation 5 can broadcast your trophy triumphs to the world. In this guide, we’ll explore how to sign in to your streaming accounts and how to stream on a PS5.

Want to get started with Twitch on another gaming platform? Our guide on how to stream on Twitch from a PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One should be able to get you started.

Further reading

  • 12 key settings to change on your PS5
  • The best PS5 headsets for 2020
  • The best PS5 accessories

How to stream to Twitch

To begin streaming to Twitch from your PS5, you’ll first need to link your account to the system. To connect your Twitch account with your PlayStation, head to the Settings menu on your console, select Users and Accounts, and finally, Link with Other Services. Here, you can choose the Twitch icon and link your account. There are two ways to connect your Twitch account with your PS5; you can either scan the QR code provided on screen with a mobile device or visit the Twitch.tv/activate in a web browser, entering the code provided on screen.

Once you have signed into Twitch, you can begin streaming from within your favorite games. To start, launch the game you wish to showcase, then, when ready, press the Create button on your PS5 controller (it’s located to the upper right of the D-pad), then select the Broadcast option (the icon appears as a radio tower).

After hitting the Go Live button, your screen will display a Now Broadcasting banner, alerting you to the fact that you are now live. If you select the “…” button on-screen, you can change settings affecting your stream, including whether video and voice audio are enabled and your stream’s video quality.

To stop the stream, press the Create button once again and access the Broadcasting menu. Select the Stop Broadcast option to end the video stream. Alternatively, you can select the Pause Broadcast option if you wish to halt the stream temporarily.

How to stream to YouTube

Streaming on YouTube follows a similar process to streaming on Twitch; you will need to begin by linking your account to the system. To connect your YouTube account with your PlayStation, head to the Settings menu on your console, select User and Accounts, and finally Link with Other Services. From here, select the YouTube icon to begin the verification process. Once linked with your console, you can start streaming in-game.

Launch the game you wish to broadcast to YouTube, then press the Create button on your PS5 controller (it’s located to the upper right of the D-pad) when you are ready to share. In the menu provided on-screen, select the Broadcast option (the icon appears as a radio tower), and select Go Live. As with streaming to Twitch, pressing the “…” button will allow you to change several settings, including video and audio, as well as your stream’s overall quality.

To stop the stream, press the Create button once again and access the Broadcast menu. Select the Stop Broadcast option to end the video stream. Alternatively, you can select the Pause Broadcast option if you wish to halt the stream temporarily.

Options to consider

As mentioned above, you can customize your stream’s aspects, including whether or not your video camera (if a PlayStation 4 HD Camera is present) and microphone are enabled. If you choose to allow microphone audio and a dedicated microphone or headset is not present, the audio will be captured via the microphone on the PS5 controller. If you are looking to provide the best audio for your streams, be sure to check out our article on the best PS5 headsets you can currently purchase for your system.

When selecting a video quality option, you are presented options between 1280 x 720 30 fps (720p HD) and 1920 x 1080 60 fps (1080p HD). The higher the resolution, the better quality your broadcast will be, but the more bandwidth will be needed from your network. If you experience lag issues or stuttering in your broadcast, you may need to lower this setting.


How to stream on a PS5

Stream your PS5 endeavors to Twitch or YouTube to show off your skills and kickstart your streaming empire. Here’s how to get started and set up your console.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 shows off impressive numbers in preliminary benchmarks

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor was announced on December 2, 2020. The high-end SoC is set to power some of 2021’s fastest smartphones with Qualcomm promising up to a 25% improvement in CPU performance and 35% improvement in graphics processing. Now, we’re getting our first look at benchmarks from the beastly Snapdragon 888, and at first looks, it is quite impressive.It should be noted, that all these benchmarks come directly from Qualcomm running on an unspecified reference phone. Not to mention, that benchmarks don’t always tell the full story in performance. Just be aware that the following numbers are lab tests under the best conditions and not real-world performance numbers.Let’s kick things off with the AnTuTu score, where the Snapdragon 888 turned in a score of 735439. For reference, the Galaxy Note 20 powered by Snapdragon 865+ currently has a score of 603352 according to AnTuTu’s rankings. As you can see, that’s quite the improvement, and it currently outranks the top phone on AnTuTu, which is the Huawei Mate 40 Pro with a total of 661059.Next up, we have the Geekbench scores, where the Snapdragon 888 scored a 1135 in single-core speeds and 3794 in multi-core with the reference device. To put that in perspective, the top-ranking Android device according to Geekbench is the OnePlus 8 with a single-core score of 886 and multi-core score of 3199 running the Snapdragon 865 SoC.The all-new Snapdragon 888 easily leaves the Snapdragon 865 and 865+ in the dust, and this is exactly what we’d expect to see from Qualcomm’s latest and greatest chipset. Of course, as I mentioned above, these scores come from an ideal lab environment. Once we see some phones running the Snapdragon 888 in real-world conditions, we can expect to see how the benchmark scores from Qualcomm’s reference device hold up.Fortunately, we shouldn’t have to wait long. Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series of phones are launching January 14, 2021, and they are expected to run the latest Snapdragon chip, as is the OnePlus 9 set to be revealed in March 2021.

ZTE Axon 20 5G, world’s first phone with under-display camera, now available for purchase

Today, ZTE is making history by being the first smartphone maker to offer a phone with a camera under the display. You might remember, ZTE first launched the Axon 20 5G back at the beginning of the month with the price still being a big question mark.We now know what ZTE is charging for this world’s first smartphone, and it’s surprisingly reasonable at €449/£419/$449. Plus, you can have it in any color you want, as long as that color is black.Now, besides the 32MP front-facing camera hidden under the 6.92-inch 90Hz 1080p display, there’s not too much to get excited about with the Axon 20 5G. It’s powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 765G, 8GB of RAM, has 128GB of storage with an expandable microSD card slot. It also packs in a 4,200mAh battery, and comes with Android 10 out of the box.The back of the device houses a quad-camera setup with a 64MP main shooter, 8MP wide-angle camera, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera.As you can see, besides the front-facing camera, fingerprint sensor, and speaker hidden under the display on the device, the Axon 20 5G is unremarkably average. Early reports are also revealing that the front-facing camera is also exceedingly sub-par. Going so far as to say that the phone is best if you don’t plan on taking selfies.That shouldn’t be too surprising, as this is brand new technology and even getting a camera to take semi-decent photos from behind the display is a feat in itself. However, it appears other brands working on this technology weren’t ready to ship a phone with photos of this quality yet, while ZTE was more concerned with being first.If you want to be one of the first in the world to experience a phone that’s all screen and nothing in between, you can order the ZTE Axon 20 5G starting today.Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as going directly to the ZTE website. First, you’ll need to be in one of the countries where the phone is available. Spoiler alert, the U.S. isn’t one of the countries. It’s mainly in countries across Europe and Asia.Then, you need to join the New Vision Club to receive an invitation code. Afterward, you can input your code on the ZTE website to complete your order and receive the Axon 20 5G along with a pair of ZTE LiveBuds TWS earphones.With this being the first commercially available phone with a camera hidden under the display, demand will most likely be high. So, if you’re wanting to get your hands on one you better hurry.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro leaks: Samsung ditching the beans

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live launched back in August, with their distinctive bean shape. Now, we have the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro upcoming, probably launching alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Here are some things that we might see in the newest True Wireless offering from Samsung.Design and ColorsIn a leak from Evan Blass, we were able to see the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro in full as well as their color options. First, we can see that Samsung has decided to drop the beans seen on the Galaxy Buds Live. You can see the case has a squircle design with a USB-C port. This leak also shows many microphones which will likely help with ambient sound and voice detection, enabling audio passthrough.In addition, the Galaxy Buds Pro will come in two more colors besides the Phantom Black shown in the leak – Phantom Silver and Phantom Violet. SpecificationsPhonearena dove into the FCC database and found what they believe to be the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro under the model number SM-R190.The listing describes earbuds with a 60mAh battery in either bud with a 500mAh case, which will result in 22 hours of battery life with ANC on. This case can be charged by either USB-C fast charging or wireless charging.The Galaxy Buds Pro will also feature active noise cancellation, IP68 water resistance, Bluetooth 5.1, and touch controls.FeaturesRecently, a Reddit user known as gamer0mega reportedly got their hands on a pre-release APK for the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. Here are the features they uncovered:3D spatial audio with head tracking for Samsung One UI 3 and up devicesVoice detection that turns volume down when it hears a conversationLeft/right hearing adjustmentAmbient sound modeANC modeBixby wake-up sensorThere is little known about the price of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, but it is likely that they will run around $200