Streaming to Mixer on Xbox

Streaming on a console is a simple and easy way to start out streaming. All you need is your Xbox, a controller and your headset. Unlike on the Xbox Twitch App, Mixer’s Xbox App can recognize most modern webcams and use them as a face camera and microphone. However, a webcam is not required to stream.

  1. Go the Xbox Store and search Mixer.
  2. Download and install the Mixer App.
  3. Launch the Mixer App.
  4. If you do not already have a Mixer account, create a Mixer account and login to the account on the app.
  5. Select the Broadcast option from the menu. A broadcast preview window will open.
  6. Edit your broadcast title. Your game will automatically update to whatever game you are playing. If you switch games mid-stream, the Mixer app will pause the stream, show a generic pause graphic, until the new game starts up.
  7. If you have an Xbox Kinect or a USB webcam, you can use it to show your face on stream. All of the related camera options can be changed by selecting the Settings option. This includes placement of the camera within the stream. These settings can only be edited when you are not broadcasting.
  8. If you are not using the Kinect as a microphone, make sure your headset is plugged into your controller, so that your can comment on your game-play.
  9. Select the Start Broadcast to start your stream. 

Recommendations

I recommend using a Laptop to view your Mixer stream and read chat. It can be more convenient than trying to keep the chat overlay on screen. The chat tends to get in the way of gaming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is my stream so “laggy”?

A: If your experiencing a lot of lag, your internet connect is likely not fast enough to handle the video quality from your stream. You can change your Broadcast Quality in the settings, which should help reduce some of the lag.

Additionally, if your Xbox is hard-wired to the internet, unplug the ethernet cable and  attempt to try streaming using WIFI or vice-versa.