Broadcast with a webcam on Mixer
Broadcast yourself and your gameplay on Mixer at the same time with an off-the-shelf USB webcam.
You’ll need one that has a YUY2 or NV12 format to broadcast with it. Most Logitech and Microsoft LifeCam webcams have this format. If you’re not sure which format your webcam has, check with the manufacturer.
For the best experience, we recommend these webcams:
- Microsoft LifeCam Studio
- Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000
- Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
- Logitech C930e Webcam
As of Sept. 4, 2019, you’ll need to complete the Mixer Streamer Review before you can broadcast:
- On your browser, sign into Mixer with your linked Microsoft Account (MSA).
- Navigate to your Broadcast Dashboard page, and select the Broadcast tab.
- Select Get Started inside the Broadcast tab.
- Watch the required Mixer Safety Video.
- Once video is complete, your account will enter a 24-hour review period.
- Once the 24-hour countdown is complete, return to the Broadcast tab to read and sign the Streamer Pledge.
- Congratulations, you have received your new stream key! You can now leverage your stream key to continue streaming on Mixer.
For more info on the verification process, go to Streamer Review System.
To broadcast with a webcam:
- Plug your USB webcam in to your Xbox.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide, then go to Broadcast & capture > Set up your broadcast.
- Switch the camera toggle on.
- Allow your camera to be used for broadcasting if you haven’t already.
- Select Change camera settings to crop your camera feed picture and to choose your camera feed location on the screen.
- Start your broadcast.
Note To broadcast mic audio as well, you’ll need to use a headset.
You can also broadcast your webcam in full screen. Audio is muted in full screen, so it’s perfect for talking to your audience when switching between games or setting up before you start.
To go full screen, open the Xbox guide, make sure Camera is on, then turn on Fullscreen Camera.
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