How to Stream PS5 to Twitch and Youtube

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This page contains information on how to configure your PlayStation 5 to be able to broadcast your game to viewers on streaming platforms like Twitch and Youtube.

Please note that as of launch, the PS5 currently only supports streaming to Twitch and Youtube. To stream, you will need to set up a Twitch.tv or Youtube.com account before setting up your PS5.



How to stream to Twitch

To start setting up your game stream, you must first link your PlayStation account to Twitch. This can be done in Settings > Users and Accounts > Link to other services or by loading the game you want to stream by pressing the Create button and choosing the stream icon.

If this is your first time setting up on a PS5, you will see that the Twitch icon will display “Not Linked”. Linking your account can be done in two ways:

  • Using a mobile device connected to Twitch on your account, you can scan the QR code on the next screen.
  • You can also go to twitch.tv/activate in any web browser and make sure you are already logged into your Twitch account in that browser.

Once you get to the next step, enter the code displayed on the PS5 screen to confirm the accounts are linked. This code changes every time you open the screen. You will see a confirmation on your PS5 once the account is linked.



If you need to unlink the account or replace it with another account, you can do so by going to Settings > Users and Accounts > Link to Other Services and choosing the option Unlink .

After completing the setup, choosing the broadcast button after clicking the Create Now button will allow you to go live and also choose a title for your broadcast. 

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Press the button ... will also allow you to change various settings, including enabling your PlayStation camera, including voice chat audio, chat display, and choosing video quality (min. 1280×720 @ 30fps to max. 1920×1080 @ 60fps ).


How to stream to YouTube

To start setting up your game stream, you must first link your PlayStation account to YouTube. This can be done in Settings > Users and Accounts > Link to other services or by loading the game you want to stream by pressing the Create button and choosing the stream icon.

If this is your first time setting up on a PS5, you will see that the YouTube icon will display “Not Linked”. Linking the account will launch the PlayStation browser and you will need to log in using your Youtube email address to the account you want to stream from.

Once you grant PlayStation Network access to your YouTube account, the link will be complete, but if this is your first time linking a YouTube account, you may need to verify your account by opening the YouTube website. 

This may require you to verify the account via your phone, voice or text message. However, once your account is verified on this screen, YouTube may still take 24 hours to fully verify it, and you won't be able to stream until then, even if it says it's been verified.

If you need to unlink the account or replace it with another account, you can do so by going to Settings > Users and Accounts > Link to Other Services and choosing the option Unlink .


After completing the setup, choosing the broadcast button after clicking the Create Now button will allow you to go live and also choose a title for your broadcast. 


Press the button ... will also allow you to change various settings, including enabling your PlayStation camera, including voice chat audio, chat display, and choosing video quality (min. 1280×720 @ 30fps to max. 1920×1080 @ 60fps ).

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