Let’s say you bought a new gaming phone to play PUBG mobile, and now you want to get into streaming. But sadly, you don’t have a capture card or a PC to be able to do that. Worry not, because we’re right here to tell you that you can stream by using just your smartphone. And we’ll tell you exactly how you can do that.
Now, most phones can handle gaming these days, but streaming is an additional, intensive task so you will need a phone with a good processor and memory. We recommend a phone with at least 4GB RAM or more, as any phone with lower memory may not be able to handle streaming while playing at the same time. For our purpose, we’ll be using the Nubia Red Magic 3, which has a Snapdragon 855 processor and 8 GB RAM, making it perfect for gaming and streaming.
- The first thing that you’ll need to do is download an app that lets you stream to Facebook or YouTube. There are a few options, but we’ll be using Omlet Arcade for our use case. So, step 1, head over to the Google Play Store and download the app.
- Once you have the app, the next step is to sign into it, or create a new account on Omlet Arcade if you don’t have one already. Then you get to the main screen. It will ask you for a bunch of permissions, for overlay, access to microphone and camera, so click on ok to proceed.
- On the bottom panel, you’ll see a bunch of icons, that let you stay updated with different things. To start the livestream, tap on the plus icon in the middle. You’ll see 4 icons pop up. Tap on the Go live icon.
- The app will then ask you to choose the game you want to stream. Choose, the game, which in our case will be PUBG Mobile, because why not?
The app will then ask you the platform to which you’d like to stream. You can stream to Omlet arcade itself, or if you want to stream to Facebook, YouTube or Twitch, you’ll have to connect the account, and authorize access from there. Tap on next, and you’ll be taken to the settings screen, where you can setup your live output, including the stream quality and overlay notifications. The settings icon on the top right gives you access to more options. Here you can enable or disable the camera and microphone, put in some preset background music, set up a delay or enable low latency. After that, just hit start and you should be live.
You’ll see a bubble with the omlet arcade icon, which you can tap to access the settings once the stream is actually live. Once you’re done, just tap on the stop icon on the left and you can then check out your stream on YouTube. And that’s how you get started with streaming on a mobile phone, without any need for external hardware.
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