In this blog post, I will tell you how to get twitch stream key OBS and so you can also learn how to stream on twitch pc.
OBS ( open broadcaster software ) is an amazing live streaming and screen recording software available out there for free with no hidden charges, along with its source code.
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If you are thinking about live streaming on different social medias or live streaming platforms, the only free option available for you would be the Open Broadcaster Software (also known as, OBS).
For live streaming on different platforms like Twitch through OBS or any other third-party software, you would require a certain key, which is recognized as Stream key.
Many of you mayn’t be well-known about the stuffs related with the stream key, live streaming on Twitch, getting the stream key, and a lot more.
If you are one of them, we have got a helpful guide for you where we will be letting you know how you can get the Twitch stream key and then do a live stream on Twitch through OBS.
now its a time to learn how to stream on twitch with obs. But, before that let’s know how to get twitch stream key obs for twitch
How to Get Twitch Stream Key Twitch for OBS?
The first thing you will require to get a Twitch stream key would be to have a Twitch account. If you don’t have one, you can simply visit the official Twitch website and create an account with your email.
As shown in this image, you can also connect your existing Twitch account with your Facebook account.
When you have created a Twitch account, visit the Twitch website again and then login to your account with your username and password.
After you login to Twitch, you will receive a page which looks something like this:
Now, you should click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the webpage and then click on Settings.
When you click on Settings, you will be sent to a page containing your profile information in the Profile tab under the Settings header.
In this page, you should click on Channel and Videos as shown in the image below:
Now, you should receive a page where you can find a section at the top that says “Stream Key & Preferences“.
This is the same place where you would be able to receive your Stream Key for live streaming with OBS Studio.
However, to receive your Stream Key, you should first enable two-factor authentication on your Twitch account.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication on Twitch
To do so, just click on the blue text reading two-factor authentication and you will be sent to this URL: https://passport.twitch.tv/register_2fa/new.
The new webpage would look like this asking you to enter your phone number.
In this page, choose your country code and enter your phone number where you can receive a verification code. Then, click on the Continue button.
Now, you should receive two SMS on your number and you will also be sent to a new webpage on your browser.
The first SMS would contain your Twitch code and the second SMS would ask you to optionally install the Authy app, which isn’t required as you can easily receive the Twitch code.
But, if you aren’t able to receive the Twitch code, you can continue with the Authy app by installing it here: https://www.authy.com/install.
In this webpage, you will have to enter the code which you have just received on your number as the first SMS.
After you enter the code, click on the Verify button. Then, you will receive a page which looks like this:
In this page, click on the Done button and you will be sent to the Security and Privacy tab in the Settings page.
Again, click on the Channel and Videos tab and you should now receive a page which looks like this:
Here, you can easily see the Primary Stream Key which would be your Stream Key for streaming on Twitch with OBS.
For best practices, enable the Disconnect Protection option in the Stream Key & Preferences area.
You shouldn’t do anything else as the changed settings is automatically saved, but make sure to copy your stream key and don’t give it to anyone else.
A stream key is like your password as anyone who has your stream key will be able to do a live stream on your Twitch account.
With everything being done, now you have your Twitch Stream Key. So, the next step is to configure OBS Studio with the Stream Key.
Configuring OBS Studio with the Twitch Stream Key
Before getting started with this, you need to make sure you have your Twitch Stream Key. If not, you can get by following the steps above. If you have your stream key, you can move forward.
The first thing you need to do is to download OBS Studio through the OBS Project website and then install it on your PC.
After installing OBS Studio on your PC, open the software and select Yes to start the Auto-Configuration Wizard to quickly set up the Twitch Stream Key on OBS and start streaming on Twitch.
The Auto-Configuration Wizard would look something similar to this:
Since you will be using OBS Studio for streaming on Twitch, keep the first option checked and then click on the Next button.
The next page in the wizard would look like this where you would have to define the base/canvas resolution for the live stream as well as select the preferred FPS for the stream:
It is recommended to prefer a base/canvas resolution which is a little lower than your screen resolution. In our case, the screen resolution is 1920*1080, but we will be scaling the base resolution down to 1280*720 for the best performance.
For the FPS option, it is good to leave it as it is because it would look for the perfect FPS for your live stream automatically. If you believe you have a powerful PC, you can set it to 60 FPS for the best live stream quality.
At the end, these settings would look like this:
When you have made the required changes, click on the Next button and then you will receive the main thing you really wanted to do.
The wizard would show up as shown in the following image:
you can learn more about twitch obs studio setting
also have a look at this obs guide for beginners
Stream Information for Live Streaming on Twitch
Step 1: To live stream on Twitch, you should set the Stream Type to Streaming Services at the beginning.
Step 2: Then, you should select Twitch in the Service.
Step 3: In the Stream Key field, you need to paste the stream key that you copied from Twitch and you need to make sure this information isn’t made available to anyone else.
Step 4 (optional): For the last two options, you can keep both of them checked for the best performance and live streaming quality.
When you have made the changes as told in the above steps, you can move forward by clicking on the Next button and you will receive this kind of interface in the wizard:
Here, OBS Studio’s Auto-Configuration Wizard is defining different configurations for OBS Studio Settings to provide you an ideal live streaming experience on Twitch.
It performs bandwidth test and estimates the most ideal settings for OBS Studio and at the end of the process, the wizard would look something like this:
After the process is completed, you will be able to see the estimated settings determined by OBS Studio to provide the most ideal experience for you while using the software for live streaming on Twitch.
Here, if you like the settings, you can click on Apply Settings, but if you think you did something wrong, you can click on Back and change the settings and again receive another ideal settings from OBS.
However, it is always the best idea to choose Apply Settings in this wizard. When you do so, OBS Studio would be fully configured for live streaming on Twitch.
Starting the Live Stream on Twitch with OBS Studio
Now, you won’t be requiring anything else to live stream on Twitch.
You may also log out of your Twitch account as well as close your web browser, but none will stop you from live streaming on Twitch as you have fully configured OBS Studio with your Twitch Stream Key for live streaming on Twitch.
If you would like to make some more changes to the OBS Studio Settings, you can click on Settings in the bottom-right section of the software and make the required changes.
You might be probably interested in tweaking the configurations for streaming, video, audio and output in the OBS Studio Settings.
You can also add the necessary scenes and include different sources like Game Capture, Display Capture, Audio Input Capture, Audio Output Capture, etc. for your live stream through the amazing panel available at the bottom of OBS Studio.
When you are done with all the things, you can now start streaming on Twitch easily by clicking on the Start Streaming button on OBS Studio.
If you are having any issues while finding the Twitch Stream Key or setting up OBS Studio for live streaming on Twitch, you can feel free to write down your comments so that we can reach out to you to provide the best solution or recommendation for your problem.