Twitch streaming for the newbies in 2022

Luis Sebastian
By Luis Sebastian ยท January 07, 2022

We all played video games as a kid. We dreamed about them and we wanted to become the best at them. But now everyone has grown up and even though we still love the world of videogames, not everyone keeps playing them anymore. Well, that's fine - but if you're one of those people who still plays games and keeps watching others play: Welcome back! 

There is a place for you here – Twitch – where anyone can join and stream their favorite game titles, connect with other fans and gain massive exposure thanks to the growing numbers of viewers coming in every day. For many, streaming isn't just an activity which they like doing or turn to when there's nothing else interesting around. We have gathered and answered the most interesting questions for the Twitch streaming for the newbies in 2022.

 

I just need a computer and webcam, right?

 

Yes. And you need software to stream too. It's not enough yet. Don't worry, it's free! 

  • Nvidia ShadowPlay

  • OBS Studio

  • Streamlabs OBS

  • LightStream

 

Check the streaming software comparison image below:

 

 

What should I start with?

  • Use HD resolution for your webcam.

  • If your PC can handle it - use 720p or even better - 1080p  resolution.

  • Use 60 FPS when possible. This makes the video more smooth and nicer to watch in most cases.  Use lower fps when it's needed (if there is a lot of movement on the screen). 

  • Look for the game on Twitch with "Best" or "Top" in its name - We will use Twitch's API to look at games that are popular among streamers with an average current viewers of over 100. Then we can select a random one from this list and find out why it is so popular among top gamers. Twitch provides a public API which you can use to see all streams, playlists, or clips related to a given game along with other interesting information about it.