How to Broadcast on Steam: A Step-by-Step Guide

Create a Steam Event For Your Game From your game's App Landing Page, Click “Post New Event” (or whatever it says) Select “Live-Stream/Broadcast” Navigate to the “Broadcasting” tab. ... Go to the “Options” tab and confirm the start and stop times of the event are correct. ... Enable the broadcast feature on the event.

Are you having trouble broadcasting your games on Steam? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Enabling broadcasting on Steam can be confusing for beginners, but with a little guidance, you’ll be able to stream your gameplay to the world in no time.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to broadcast on Steam:

1. Bring up your in-game overlay when you’re playing the game you want to broadcast. From here, select “Settings” at the bottom of the screen.

2. Make sure your privacy settings are set to “Anyone can watch my game.” We recommend setting your video dimension to 720p and your bitrate to either 3000 or 2500.

3. If you have a microphone, make sure the chat box is enabled so you can communicate with your viewers. If you don’t have a microphone, you can still communicate with your viewers through chat, but we highly recommend getting a microphone for a better streaming experience.

4. Check the boxes for “Upload status” and “Live broadcast status.” This will help you fine-tune your settings once you have your stream up and running.

5. Once you have your settings done, you’re ready to go! To start your stream, click “Broadcast” in the overlay. You can give your stream a title, and you’ll be able to see your broadcast is up and running.

6. To access the broadcasting menu, you can press “Shift” and “Tab.” From here, you can see your broadcast status, including the bitrate and FPS.

7. If you don’t have a microphone, you can still communicate with your viewers through chat. They’ll write a message, and it will appear on the screen. You’ll have to go to the trouble of pressing “Shift” and “Tab” to reply, but getting a microphone is highly recommended.

By following these steps, you should be able to get your stream up and running on Steam. If you’re still having trouble, don’t worry. Streaming can be tricky, but with a little patience and practice, you’ll be a pro in no time.


Can I stream through Steam?
Steam Broadcasting allows you to watch your friends play their favorite games. You can also set up Broadcasting to allow others to watch you play. Read more about this feature from the official update.
How does Steam broadcasting work?
Steam broadcasting uses the Steam client to record, encode, and broadcast your gameplay live over the internet. Like other live streaming software, it allows you to connect a microphone to communicate with your viewers, and you can also choose whether or not to include audio from other applications on your computer.
Why can't i broadcast on Steam?
Steam Broadcast may cease to work if you've turned the stream setting to broadcast at the highest quality. This may occur if your computer lacks the necessary hardware resources to support that or because your network doesn't offer the high upload speeds required for higher-quality streams.
How do I watch my friends broadcast on Steam?
Watch your friends play. How? When you see a friend in game, select "Watch Game" from their profile or from the Friend's List to open a window into their gameplay. Sign in to see friends who are in-game and watch them play!