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Getting started with our integrated console capture
How do I set up my Playstation 4 or 5 to send to my Gaming Project
Note: The following method is a workaround and specific network conditions or setups may prevent it from working properly You can get your Playstation 4 or 5 set up to send to your Lightstream Gaming Project with the following steps: Playstation 4 Go to Settings Select "Network" Select "Set up Internet Connection" Choose the option that applies to your networking setup
How do I set up my Xbox to send to my Gaming Project
You can get your Xbox set up to send to your Lightstream Gaming Project with the following steps: Download and log in to the Twitch app on your Xbox One Go to the broadcast tab and choose “Lightstream” as your destination Note: If you were previously using our DNS method, make sure to set your Xbox's DNS settings back to "Automatic" Once you've done this you're all set to start br
What bitrate should I use on my Xbox’s Twitch app?
Depending on the resolution you’ve picked to stream with, you may want to adjust the settings on your Xbox’s Twitch app. For example, if you chose the 720p30 plan, you’ll want to set your resolution on the Twitch app to match. Bitrate The Twitch app offers an automatic setting option, but if you'd like a more dialed in setting, you can have a look at the Twitch recommended encoding settings [HERE
Do you have any tutorials for the Gamer Project?
We currently offer video tutorials for getting your Lightstream Gamer project setup to go live via the Xbox Twitch app and via DNS set up for PS4 and PS5 Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5
What is a Game Source layer?
The game source layer is where the content you broadcast from your Xbox or PS4 will appear when you go live to your Twitch channel. This will include any hardware such as webcams or microphones you may be running through the console. If you go live without a game source added to your scene, it can result in a lack of gameplay. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/d207e40b3af74000/
What is the average delay when streaming with the Gaming Project?
Currently you will see around a 6 second delay when broadcasting through the Gaming Project using Twitch. This is the standard delay added to all Twitch broadcasts due to the method of transmission.
My Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, YouTube aren't working while using Lightstream's DNS
Country or region-locked app integrations (like Hulu or Netflix) may be affected while using our DNS workaround. If you experience issues, we recommend reapplying the automatic DNS setting in your console DNS settings. We are working on a fix.
Can I stream to multiple destinations with the Gaming Project?
The Gaming Project currently only supports output to Twitch. Multiple destinations may be added in the future
How much does it cost to use the Gaming Project?
The Gaming Project is currently offered through our Gamer plans which are available at three tiers based on output resolution: 720p 30 FPS, 720p 60 FPS, and 1080p 30 FPS. The Gaming Project is also available to any subscribers of our Creator plans. Prices are as follows: 720p30: $8 monthly or $88 annually 720p60: $12 monthly or $132 annually 1080p30: $16 monthly or $172 annually
What consoles are supported by the Gaming Project?
Currently we support any console that offers direct streaming to Twitch. This includes both the Xbox One as well as the Playstation 4.
Does using the Gaming Project take up system resources?
Adding a webcam to Lightstream will take up a little system resources. If you’re unsure about how well your computer will be able to process with your webcam added, you’re more than welcome to reach out to a member of our team and we can work with you to see what your computer is capable of processing and if there’s any alternatives available for you. The use of overlays, alerts, images, and