Follow these steps to get started with your PlayStation stream (works for both PS4 and PS5).

Linking your accounts to your PlayStation

  1. Select 'Settings' using your controller.
  2. Select 'Account Management'.
  3. Select 'Link with Other Services'.
  4. Choose the service you want. This will either be Twitch or YouTube.
  5. Follow the sign-in instructions. Both Twitch and YouTube make it easy to sign in with your existing account. However, you may need to use a computer or mobile device. Twitch, for example, asks you to enter a code into a web browser to confirm your identity and connect your PlayStation.

How to stream a game on your PS4 or PS5

  1. Start the game you want to stream.
  2. Press the 'Share' button on your controller. Don't hold the button down, just tap it once.
  3. Select 'Broadcast Gameplay'.
  4. Choose the streaming service you want to stream to on the Broadcast Gameplay page. This will either be Twitch or YouTube.
  5. Choose your video options. This needs to be done before you can start streaming. You can give the stream a title, for example, as well as choose your video quality. You can also scroll down to invite friends to the stream. 
  6. Select 'Start Broadcasting'.

How to stop streaming from your PS4 or PS5

  1. Press the 'Share' button on your controller again. The Share menu should pop out from the side.
  2. Select 'Stop Broadcasting'.