Twitch: How to stream Nintendo Switch

Got the vibe to stream the new Animal Crossing, or just about any other new Nintendo title? This is the guide that will teach you how to stream games from your Nintendo Switch!

Although most of the latest generation of games consoles allow you to stream directly from an app on the console to Twitch, one of the more conventional methods of capturing game footage — whether for streaming or for video making purposes on YouTube — has been accomplished by using a capture card.

Since the Nintendo Switch does not offer the ability to stream directly from the console, in order to share your gameplay you may need to invest in a capture card.

Nintendo Switch Capture Cards

Use the following steps to set up stuff, once you have invested in a capture card.

1. Download the Elgato Game Capture software

2. Dock your Nintendo Switch

3. Connect your capture card to your Nintendo Switch

4. Connect your capture card to your screen

5. Connect your capture card to your PC

6. Power up your Nintendo Switch, open Game Capture and OBS

Having trouble with any of the Elgato capture products? For you to resolve them, they provided a ton of support pages to help you! Click to check it out if you’re struggling.

Can you stream Nintendo Switch
without a capture card?

You can use the Xbox One to stream your gameplay to your Computer, which can then be window captured in OBS, according to reddit user u/kakysha. A link to his tutorial is .

There you have it! Your Nintendo Switch games can now be streamed to Twitch. If you are a console streamer, and this is your first streaming from a PC, you can be struggling to read your Twitch chat if you have only one computer screen. Have fun streaming your gameplays in your Nintendo Switch!

Originally published at on September 8, 2020.

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