Advanced Console Streaming WITHOUT a Capture Card or PC! December 3, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger – What’s up guys, welcome back once again to the Gaming Careers YouTube channel. I had a realization the other day, that I had uploaded dozens of guides for PC streamers that want to livestream to sites like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, using any kind of streaming software, but I’ve really neglected those console streamers, people that wanna play games on their console and livestream those. Typically, there’s two different ways that console streamers can livestream. You could either livestream from the console itself, using like the Twitch or the Mixer app, but the customization that you can have for your stream is somewhat limited. Really, all you can do is maybe add a webcam in a predefined location on top of your game, but that’s about it. There’s no real way of adding alerts for followers, subscribers or donations. There’s no way to add overlays, you can’t overlay your chat, or anything really like that. If you did want to add all of those fancy extras on top of your console gameplay, the only real option was to have a capture card and a gaming computer of some sort, so that you could plug in your console to the capture card and then use a normal streaming software to overlay all of those cool things on top of your livestream, but that is not only expensive, but it’s also quite a complex setup. So, console streamers were kind of caught in this balance of having either a super basic livestream with just gameplay and your webcam, which was obviously free if you’e doing the console, versus a really expensive setup, but that, a setup that allowed you to have all of those extras on top of your livestream. Well, all of that ends now, thanks to the new integration between something called Lightstream and Mixer. Lightstream is a cloud-based streaming software that allows you to stream from your Xbox, still adding in all of your overlays and alerts, without needing a PC or a capture card at all. Now, Lightstream itself allows you to stream to any streaming platform, so Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or Facebook, but in this video I’m specifically gonna be talking about the Xbox and Mixer integration. And remember, this all goes out live from my Xbox without any need for a capture card or even a PC to be running at all. You will need a PC or laptop of some sort to do just this initial setup, where you’re designing, customizing and creating your stream, but it doesn’t need to be a good computer, it just needs to have an internet connection. You could even use a school or library computer to do it and it only ever needs to be done during this setup. Once that’s done, you can completely run and manage your stream without a computer at all. The integration between Mixer and Lightstream is currently available for all Mixer partners and pros. All you have to do, is head over to your broadcast dashboard on Mixer, scroll down, and enable the integration and then remember to click save first, and now that that integration is enabled, anything that you broadcast to the Mixer channel, will route through Lightstream. So, next thing to look at is entering into Lightstream Studio, so just click that button and authorize your Mixer account. So, this is Lightstream Studio. This is where you’ll arrange all of your scenes and sources for your livestream. In the middle here is your canvas, this is basically a preview of what you’re gonna be sending out to your stream whenever you go live. Up at the top here we have some controls, allowing you to enable or disable the integration, as well as showing some info as to whether your stream is currently live or offline. Here in the left, we have our layers or sources. If you’re used to previous streaming software, for each scene. So, this is where you’ll be able to add all of those extra elements that we were talking about to your stream, things like text, images, alerts and overlays. Bottom left here, we have our audio controls. This is where we can control how loud different sounds are. Down in the bottom, you finally have your scenes. This is where you can add additional scenes, so if you want you know, a be right back scene or an intermission scene, as well as your gameplay scene, this is where you can add and choose which one you’re displaying. And then finally, over here on the right, you can pop open your Mixer chat and get a live preview of what is being broadcast. Now by default, Lightstream has already added your Mixer feed into scene one. So, this feed is basically whatever you stream from your Xbox to Mixer. So, in most cases this is gonna be your game play, or maybe this is gonna be your game play plus your webcam. Then we’re gonna be adding all of the extra elements on top of that, like overlays and alerts, here in Lightstream. So to start customizing how your stream is gonna look, I’d recommend first firing up your Xbox, so that we just get a game preview to come through into Lightstream. It’s gonna make positioning your overlays and elements much easier, ’cause you don’t want to have a stream design where some of your overlays are blocking important parts of the game. So, fire up your Xbox and fire up a game that you think you’re gonna be streaming. Next, you’re gonna want to press the Xbox button on your controller and head across to the “Broadcast” and “Capture” tab. Click broadcast and sign into Mixer. Now, if you have a USB webcam that you want to use for your stream, you can plug that directly into your Xbox. I’d recommend doing so, I think it makes for a more immersive and interactive stream when you can actually see the streamer that’s playing the game. So I’ve just plugged in a cheap Logitech C920. Kind of an industry standard for streaming, ’cause it’s cheap, it’s very good quality and it’s plug and play, so you can plug it into your computer or into your Xbox directly. So, I’ll come down to the camera options here, enable the camera, and just change the position, the zoom and the pan so that my image fits nicely into the stream. Finally, you can click “Start broadcast,” close the menu, and then head back over to Lightstream and you should now see that your Xbox feed is coming through into the Lightstream Studio. So, here’s where the real fun begins, now you can start to add in the overlays and alert integrations all on top of this Xbox live feed. The first thing I’m going to do, is add a webcam overlay to my livestream, just because the way that Xbox adds a webcam in, it doesn’t look particularly aesthetically pleasing. I think just like a border around my webcam would integrate it a little bit better into my livestream. So to do that, all we need to do, is come up here to the layers, click the green button to add a new layer, and then choose image as our media type. Now, with all overlays and alert designs, Mixer and Lightstream have actually done you a huge favor and already included a whole host of example overlays that you can see here, for you to choose from and use freely if you like. Alternatively, if you want to upload your own, if you’ve designed some yourself or maybe you’ve purchased some, like a premium pack. I personally already have many of the Nerd or Die overlays downloaded, so I’m gonna be using one of those. So, if you would like to follow along exactly with the tutorial as I’m doing it, I will leave a link in the description to the overlays that I’m using. But really, you can browse through here, the Lightstream, and then mix overlays that they’ve got included or as I’m going to do, upload my own, so I just click “Upload image,” and then I browse to find it on my computer, allow that to upload, and then click okay. Now, if you’re used to streaming or Photoshop or any of those programs, one thing that’s key here is that you want to make sure that your layers are in the right order. So, these layers in the top left, if you think of them as like layers of a cake, so if you have your Mixer feed above your webcam feed, then the webcam is not gonna show at all, because it’s technically hidden by the gameplay. So, you wanna make sure that this webcam overlay that you have is just one above the Mixer feed, that way it’ll display above what your Xbox is streaming to Lightstream and then we’re gonna have a nice border. So, you should see that we have a webcam border here now, what you wanna do now is reposition it, resize it, so that it fits exactly around the webcam that we have from our Xbox. The next thing that I want to add to my stream is alert, so that whenever somebody follows, subscribes or donates to my stream, a nice little alert will show on top of my gameplay. It’s a super interactive way to bring your viewers along for the ride, make them feel part of your stream and also alert you that somebody has taken an action to interact with you. So, Lightstream works with quite a few different providers for alerts. For me, I’m gonna be setting mine up through Streamlabs, a super popular alert provider. So, to be able to set that up, all you need to do is firstly open up a new tab, head across to the Streamlabs website, and log in, and make sure you’re logging in through your Mixer account. Next, we’ll head over to Widgets and Alert Box. I’m not gonna go through all of the customization options here for setting up alerts in Streamlabs. I already have a super detailed tutorial about how you can customize and choose exactly which alerts to show. I’ll leave that video linked up in the top corner, so if you want to watch that, open that in a new tab and watch that a little bit later after this video. So, all we really need here from Streamlabs, is to copy this widget URL and paste it back into Lightstream Studio here. Once that is pasted into Lightstream, we can go back to the Streamlabs website and use these test buttons to simulate a user action just to make sure everything’s working. So, you can simulate a user following or subscribing or donating to your stream and after you press the button, you should go back across to Lightstream Studio to see the alert hopefully showing up on top of your gameplay. Exactly as with the webcam overlay, feel free to resize and reposition this alerts overlay layer wherever you would like in your, in your stream. Now, it’s completely up to you to add all of those extra elements to make your stream look as professional or however you want to make it look. So things like event lists, social media handles, your Mixer chat, donation goals. Remember to add additional scenes, so that you don’t just have your gameplay scene, you also have maybe an intermission scene to jump to whenever you’re not playing games or a be right back scene or stream starting soon scene. You can really customize the stream exactly as you want to now. Once you’ve finished creating all of the scenes that you want and polishing them to look exactly as you wish them to, all you have to do is make sure that the integration is turned on, up in the top bar, and then whenever you stream from your Xbox it’s gonna go through Lightstream, add all of these layers on top, and send that stream out to Mixer. You no longer need a PC to be turned on or a PC at all, every time that you go live from your Xbox, it’s gonna be adding all of these things in automatically. If you want to be able to change scenes whilst you’re streaming, you can quite easily do this from a mobile device. All you have to do is load up mixer.golightstream.com on any mobile device and you can easily choose to switch scenes from the comfort of your couch. So hopefully, now you have a really aesthetic and professional looking stream, just directly from your Xbox to Mixer without any need for any capture cards or expensive PCs. Honestly, I think this is a super exciting technology. I’m curious to see where Lightstream go with the future with this. Hopefully integrating more platforms and more consoles as well, but hopefully that guide has been helpful. I would like to give a massive thank you to all my patreons this month. These people here helped me run this channel as my full time job so I can keep creating tutorials like this for you guys. If you haven’t yet subscribed, I would highly recommend doing so. I’ve got some really exciting videos coming up in the next couple of weeks. Some big announcements as well. So, make sure you’re subscribed with notifications on, if you don’t wanna miss anything. Subscribers, I’ll see you in the next video, peace! CategoryArticles BlogTagsand console streaming console streaming tips how to setup lightstream studio with mixer lightstream lightstream alerts lightstream mixer lightstream mixer tutorial lightstream mixer xbox lightstream overlay lightstream studio lightstream studio review lightstream xbox MIXER mixer alerts no capture card no capture card streaming stream xbox no capture card The xbox mixer xbox one xbox one streaming xbox streaming xbox streaming setup xbox streaming tips you 100 Comments Gaming Careers says: May 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm Are you ever streaming from a Games Console? What's the biggest challenge you face? I want to create MORE guides for Console Streamers too, so let me know what you think I should create videos on! Reply UGMAN86 says: July 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm Hey man, I'm new to streaming and looking to start my set up on obs or light stream. I have a question. Can I use light stream to restream and then out to many platforms? Reply joe odonnachadha says: July 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm Could you do a tutorial using twitch? Reply Monye Stephens says: July 21, 2019 at 11:12 am This man is a goat Reply Monye Stephens says: July 22, 2019 at 2:07 am I don’t see we’re I enable it Reply Monye Stephens says: July 22, 2019 at 2:07 am Plz help Reply ronald lewis says: July 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm dude its not wrking for mehhh 🙁 Reply Rxcardito says: July 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm I don’t know if you’ll ever get to see this comment but I came across your channel for the green screen set up and I wish I saw this channel before. It well made and has great information. Wasted money on a elgato capture card (not wanting to buy one) not knowing I can stream for free lmao. I love your channel. Great work hope I can learn a bit from you and have a great twitch account 👌🏻 Reply Jalelyah Newkirk says: July 25, 2019 at 11:24 am But what about twitch Reply Lucas Goddard Kortilainen says: July 26, 2019 at 8:43 pm Can you do one for Twitch Reply It’s Strix says: July 27, 2019 at 12:50 am WHAT ABOUT ON PS4 WITH OVERLAYS Reply Big Righteous says: July 28, 2019 at 12:53 pm I bought a stream package from Nerd Or Die, but I can't add the overlays in Lightstream, because they are WEBM and aren't selectable from the image tab. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Reply FLOW says: July 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm What about ps4 Reply Hudson Hargrove says: July 30, 2019 at 4:37 pm Btw you have to be partnered with mixer to do this Reply x_NORI_x says: August 1, 2019 at 4:33 am How do you do Xbox to twitch Reply Diogo Rocha says: August 3, 2019 at 1:55 am so it only works on xbox and using mixer, how can I stream for my ps4 with twitch Reply MinicatPlays says: August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am thank you matei am so glad the fact i have laptop damn Reply Thorn says: August 4, 2019 at 10:48 am This is only open to partners of mixer Reply abrahms2000 says: August 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm No integration button here ! Reply Swag CentraL says: August 5, 2019 at 3:54 am Can you do this on the mobile app Reply Dennis Andreassen says: August 5, 2019 at 11:03 am But you can't USE mixer on ps4 Reply Duane St John says: August 6, 2019 at 2:08 am I don't have the mixer light stream studio integration option that you ave at 2:35 mark..Any suggestions to help me out? thanks Reply Duane St John says: August 6, 2019 at 2:09 am Joshua Swaby 2 months ago tbh we need a better tutorial man cause im confuse because not everyone uses mixer Reply ★ SuperStarGio! says: August 6, 2019 at 10:27 pm how do you do it on a switch? Reply OMGItsGutless says: August 7, 2019 at 6:48 pm Says without pc but then shows using a pc Reply G Noll18 says: August 7, 2019 at 8:02 pm Can you make this work with ps4? Reply Sparks YT says: August 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm Do you have to be a partner Reply Jenson Dawes says: August 8, 2019 at 12:24 am You are literally so helpfull thanks! 😀 Reply Wacharis T. says: August 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm Damnnnnn you need mixer pro for this. That just blew everything Reply FDC forrstin says: August 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm Any way for the one, the only beloved console with no streaming services! Nintendo Switch Reply EFX_AQUA says: August 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm You do need a pc you dick Reply RageKing Leo says: August 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm This doesn't help me out all on ps4 Reply TheGhxstyy - says: August 12, 2019 at 10:41 am My god you put in the title that we don’t need a capture card or pc and the first things we need are exactly that?!?? Get a life Reply Chazster says: August 12, 2019 at 12:29 pm I don’t get the integration section on my broadcast dashboard. Someone help please Reply Shorty The Clown says: August 14, 2019 at 6:48 am Ninja=mixer all 5 year olds:this video Reply LittleGiant Gaming says: August 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm So I’m having issues in working with YouTube, is this comparable with YouTube? Reply Jxsh rose says: August 15, 2019 at 8:45 am So you have to be a mixer partner or what? Reply TerrorTubbie says: August 16, 2019 at 3:11 pm if its not showing up its because you need to be a partner. but becominh a partner is easier than you think Reply GensLens says: August 17, 2019 at 1:35 am You are legend thank you!!! Reply Ezra 1019 says: August 18, 2019 at 1:34 am Can you use this on ps4? Reply snowless says: August 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm Can I use it on ps4?????????? Help plzz Reply Novemberrain12 says: August 19, 2019 at 8:55 pm How Do you do that with twitch? Reply SAVl says: August 24, 2019 at 6:13 am How do you use this condeser mic on linvestream ? I need help Reply dexdlyrxses says: August 24, 2019 at 6:18 am Im a console player and i want to be able to stream…. I hope theres a video for us PS4 players!! 🙁 Reply Tha Great Evil says: August 26, 2019 at 4:58 pm How the hell do i do this for twitch Reply Tha Great Evil says: August 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm How the hell do i show my game with twitch Reply iTz xSTYLR says: August 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm Any chance you can do a twitch video like this? Tia Reply Zero RL says: August 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm Could you also make a ps4 version Reply xOPx Gamer says: August 28, 2019 at 3:21 am Ok now what about ps4? Reply YFNHBMD says: August 28, 2019 at 8:06 pm Can you use mixer with lightstream integration on PS4? Thank you for this info this is super helpful Reply lofi hip hop says: August 28, 2019 at 10:00 pm That’s real stupid you still need a computer you can acquire this site but they need a computer to put that stuff on Reply SpartaKei says: August 29, 2019 at 7:28 am This really helped me I'm on xbox one and your easy way of explaining what to do helped so much thanks Reply Blood Tears Glory says: August 29, 2019 at 11:24 pm I wish you would of told us that it is a subscription based platform. Reply Vile says: August 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm Bigger click bait its not for consoles but just one for xbox Reply The Darkness Within says: August 31, 2019 at 5:37 am Twitch much? Reply John Orlic says: September 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm Thank you!! Great stuff! Very professional and well put together! Reply PR3DICT3D says: September 4, 2019 at 9:55 am Can you help ps4 streamers ?? Reply Zeenoz says: September 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm What about PS4 and Twitch? Reply GaySavage NYC says: September 4, 2019 at 12:51 pm Thanks for the videos 🔥🔥🙌🏼🙌🏼💪🏼 Reply Nacroos says: September 5, 2019 at 12:38 am Ps4? Reply N1njaPig says: September 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm I noticed when running 1080p on the xbox twitch app the stream screen will go black for mobile. Reply jiveturky28 says: September 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm Will this be the same for the PS4??? If not do you have a video for the PS4?? Reply NBRB GAMING YT says: September 8, 2019 at 9:56 am Do you have anything that can help do this exact same thing but on twitch Reply katchiller !! says: September 8, 2019 at 11:20 am ps4????? Reply MIKE IS SO DOPE says: September 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm This was such a helpful video! Bro you did really great!!! 💯 Reply Equihty says: September 11, 2019 at 4:40 am Thank you 💪🏽 Reply Rene Castillo says: September 11, 2019 at 7:56 am I would need my stream key before i can do all this right??? Sorry im new to mixer and streaming Reply Craigy atha 28 says: September 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm Do for PlayStation Reply Guerrilla Gamer says: September 11, 2019 at 11:11 pm You are a legend mate! Reply Pjizzle561 says: September 12, 2019 at 5:54 am Can u make one for ps4 users?? Reply yehCraigy says: September 13, 2019 at 7:37 am Can you record your friends voice chat on twitch on Xbox? I play fortnite and when I stream you can’t hear my friends talk on my stream unless I’m in an Xbox party Reply Skorpion says: September 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm it doesnt work for me Reply Rican Prada G Gaming says: September 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm I didn't realize mixer changed things. When I go to broadcast dashboard I have to apply to get a stream key. I never had this problem. Reply Myat Ko says: September 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm I checked it out. Turns out lightstream is currently only available to Mixer Partners and Pros. Reply ApexDevil says: September 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm so all what this means is streaming on pc is still cheaper because wont cost you a dollar Reply Jeremiah Dawg says: September 23, 2019 at 2:53 am So can you use this on twitch?? Reply Dead Zone96 says: September 24, 2019 at 3:23 pm Anything like this for the ps4? Reply SkyLimit Gaming says: September 26, 2019 at 9:30 am Use the console as a coffee cup coaster and game on the PC ! Reply TakeThatDummy says: September 29, 2019 at 9:29 pm Lightstream is terrible terrible quality. Don’t use it. Reply CRYPTOMADE 33 says: October 3, 2019 at 5:54 pm @0:44 Who ever comes out with that adjustment just on console is going to surpass everyone else. Consoles biggest problem starts @0:44 Reply wow says: October 5, 2019 at 6:11 am it wont pull up my game play on lightstream why ????? Reply wow says: October 5, 2019 at 6:25 am you didn't enplane the part were we have to be apart of mixer pro Reply YaBoyScare says: October 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm He forgot to mention that you need to be a mixer pro to use this Reply Frisky the Wulf says: October 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm I'm looking for something free. But other then that this is helpful Reply Awesome TV says: October 10, 2019 at 7:15 am How do I record Xbox gameplay in 4k with Facecam using a Logitech webcam? I don't want to stream, just want to record. Right now, I can record XBox gameplay in 4k, but I can't add a webcam to record myself at the same time. I can record them separately, but that's troublesome because then I would have to edit the two footage together. Please help. Reply Xavier Donell says: October 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm Super cool. Thanks for bringing this to my awareness ! Reply XxTNXOxX says: October 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm Thank you I appreciate you for helping me I've been struggling for trying to put overlays on my strings for months now Reply Gamers PerspectiveHQ says: October 22, 2019 at 12:14 am Anything for ps4? Reply The Only Dancer says: October 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm What about Twitch?! Reply Tankability says: October 24, 2019 at 12:52 am Hey brotha, first thanks for the video, I have some overlay files and custom alerts. How do I add those overlay files to lightstream? Reply IzzyNashty13 YT says: October 28, 2019 at 12:06 am My streams are just at 720p, any chance tou can help us bump it up to the standard 1080p for better quality? Reply Sir Galahaad says: October 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm As far as I have checked, there is no way this will work with streaming from PS4 to twitch. Is this true? If so, maybe do another video explaining how we can do that Reply IIRodeoClownII says: October 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm so this is just for partners or pros? so its kinda useless to the casual streamer then? or did i hear that incorrectly? Reply DankGavina says: October 30, 2019 at 7:28 pm PS4 edition? Reply RobSLEIGHS says: November 4, 2019 at 2:38 am When is this actually going to come to people who aren’t partners? Reply SeNaTeZx says: November 6, 2019 at 4:13 am Can I do this using twitch Reply Mudboy Hheavy Tv says: November 13, 2019 at 5:53 am Getting a logo made for 2k20 team and searching for my set who would come support me like if you want to see 😊 Reply FlyLikeMike3 says: November 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm How do I get a controller overlay Reply Cloud Striker says: November 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm Great video mate. Thanks so much! Love from India, Bombay. 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