How to Stream Switch on Twitch

Nintendo Switch is a video console that lets you play any kind of game on one go. This console was developed by Nintendo on March 3, 2017, and released worldwide. It’s like a tablet that can be used as a portable device too.

So, it seems like another console is allowing the passionate streamers to play their favorite games just like PS4 and Xbox One. There is one thing that is distinctive in the switch, it’s an old-fashioned console that requires you to buy a capture card to start streaming.

So, do you have any idea about how to stream on twitch from the switch? If not relax, I’ve got you covered. I have discussed all those essential strands that will aid you in having a brilliant stream on this platform.

So, let’s see about the Nintendo switch.

Devices You Will Need To Stream from Switch

First thing first, without any tool do you think that you will be able to perform excellent streaming? Well, obviously not, it’s because either you are streaming from a switch or any other sources there are several pieces of hardware that are required. These tools aid you in having efficient and error-free stream sessions.

So, here are those gadgets that are required for streaming.

  • A PC with 8 GB RAM.
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Graphics card
  • A video capture device
  • Webcam
  • Mic

How To Stream Nintendo Switch On Twitch?

Now that you have gathered the vital tools in time to set things up for streaming. Here are the significant steps that you need to follow in order to stream from the switch.
  • Disconnect the HDMI from the plug the cable into the capture card.
  • Vis USB cable connects the capture card to your computer.
  • Use another cable to connect the capture card output HDMI port to the HDMI port.
  • Once done install the OBS studio on your computer and connect it with your twitch account.
  • Press right on the OBS app and tap on “add” and “video capture device”
  • Add your card then.
  • Gameplay like a box will pop up that you can customize.
  • Now recheck, when everything is set up press on “start streaming.”
  • After a few minutes, you will be live on twitch through the switch.

How to Set Up Streaming Software?

Above it was discussed that for streaming through the switch you need to have OBS installed. Do you know how you can download and set up this process? If not then below are some steps that you can follow to complete this process. I have seen many streamers getting confused at this stage but not anymore now. For you, I have listed comprehensive threads through which you can set up OBS in one click.

  • Download the OBS studio and open it once finished downloading.
  • Press “yes” when the auto-configuration process appears.
  • Click on “optimise for recording” on the next page and click on “next.”
  • Adjust the resolution and go to the “next” page.
  • Choose the streaming service and press on “connect account.”
  • Enter the information on the next window and “login.”
  • Add a six digit code and “submit.”
  • On the next window choose “authorise” and “next.”
  • Wait for a few seconds till OBS finishes settings then choose “apply the setting.
  • Right-click on the window shown next and tap on “add” and “video capture devices.”
  • Name your device and press “ok.”
  • On the next page adjust the resolution, customise it and “configure video.”
  • Alter the input device into the Nintendo switch and profile to HD1080.
  • Uncheck the “with analog” section, right-click and choose “transform” and 
  •  ‘edit transform.”
  • You are here and ready to stream.

Best Nintendo Switch Games

Following are the famous games of the switch. These games are for sure the reason that now many of the streamers are ranking the twitch world. Successive are those games that you can also play to have the best streaming sessions.

  • Hades
  • Age of calamity
  • Astral chain
  • Dead cells
  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Luigi’s mansion 3
  • Monster hunter rise
  • Ring for adventure
  • Dark soul remastered
  • Monster hunter stories 2
  • Undertale
  • Pokémon sword and shield

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Services Where You Can Stream Via Switch

Other than twitch there are also several platforms that you can choose to stream. Below are those names:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube


Nintendo switch – a gaming console that allows the streamers to play many popular games. With the source, you can use twitch as the advantageous platform through which you can stream your games. Cautious, setting up a switch for the stream is very daunting. It requires a lot of effort, connectivity, and software to make it run. Hence, I have discussed the possible threads through which you can stream through the switch in one second. So, connect the Nintendo switch and become love with your desired games.

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