Facebook Gaming is more popular then Twitch and YouTube Gaming. The fight to be No.1 streaming platform Twitch is still beat Facebook gaming due to its service and capitalising on closure of Microsoft’s Mixer. However, the social media giant has invested heavily into its live streaming service. People are trying their hand at broadcasting their favourite games for the first time in Facebook gaming because of huge audience watch live stream on Facebook app.
So today, we will show you exactly how to stream on Facebook Gaming with proper guidance and increase audience fastly.
1. Create Gaming page
There is good you have already got a Facebook Account but it’s important to create a official gaming page so you can reach the right and more audience. First to create a Gaming video creator page and choose a good name for your page, don’t change the Category as you gives you to access to Facebook Gaming audience. Once you’ve named your page, be continue.
2. Download broadcasting software
If you planing on streaming your gameplay to Facebook, you’ll need a broadcasting software such as Streamlabs and Xsplit. simply choose your broadcasting software you like best. like people use Streamlabs to go live on Facebook gaming. So, firstly download and install the software from Streamlabs website, and configure it for the best performance settings for you.
Alternatively, you can manually configure your settings by clicking on settings button then Output and choose your encoder. You need to determine the best bitrate for Facebook gaming you need a best upload speed. However, Facebook recommends using a 4000Kbps upload speed for stable connections. For best streaming video quality choose an output value of 720p at 30fps. Facebook allow for high quality streams, but you to be part of Facebook level up creator program to access 1080p at 60fps.
3. Setup your stream
If you want to make your stream more attractive and appealing to viewers, you’ll need to add some elements such as webcam, voice over and overlay if you have. Start by creating a scene by simply clicking on plus sign. Name your scene, click done and you are ready to get started. To bring yourself on stream you could setup a webcam besides you to capture your face.
Once your gameplay is started you could add your webcam to the scene by clicking on plus sign. Finally for hearing by your audience, add a microphone same as webcam setup just go to sources > Audio Capture Input and simply choose your microphone.
4. Go live
From your Facebook Gaming page, click Live this will open up a new page called Live Producer. You will need to copy and paste your stream key into your broadcasting software. Once you done you will create a title for your video. The title must be interesting so viewers can easily attracted. You’ll need to tag the game if you don’t tag your game you will get less viewers.
You can also add a video thumbnail image and create some polls and questions for your viewers to interact with. After that hit the ‘Go Live’ in your stream software, which bring a preview stream and also check the health of your stream.
5. Monitoring your stream
The creator studio is full of information such as total viewers, stream information, latest comments and stream health. It is a great way to get an overview of everything happening when you’re live, so you’ll want to keep it open throughout your broadcast. When your stream is over the creator studio provides the analytical data of your stream and suggest some tips to improve your streams in the future.