Streaming from a console streaming setup requires some technical preparation. Sound Alerts is compatible with all popular consoles as long as you own a PC with broadcast software such as OBS, a capture card, and your console. This guide will show you how to set up Sound Alerts with the most popular streaming software. You can also use the guide in the Sound Alerts blog for more info surrounding console streaming.

Using Elgato Capture Devices

Elgato's website and devices can be found here. The most common choices for capture cards are the Elgato hd60s, hd60s+, hd60 Pro, and 4K60 Pro. For the correct setup of your capture card, please use this video guide from Elgato.

OBS Studio

Once you have connected all the capture card cables to your streaming device and console, you can add your console signal to OBS Studio.

Right-click your sources tab, press "Add" and select "Video capture device".

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Select your desired capture card to "Device".

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After doing that, you can continue implementing Sound Alerts, using the Dashboard Setup Page.

Streamlabs OBS

Right-click your sources tab, press "Add" and select "Video capture device".

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Select your desired capture card to "Device".

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After completing these steps, you can continue implementing Sound Alerts, using the Dashboard Setup Page.

XSplit Broadcaster

Press the "Add Source" button and click on "Devices (webcam, capture cards...)" > "Video" > "Game Capture ..."

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After that, you can continue implementing Sound Alerts, using the Dashboard Setup Page.

Using LightStream as your Cloud Streaming Software

If you don't know how to set up LightStream, please follow their video guide here

To add the Sound Alerts browser source to your LightStream setup, head over to your Sound Alerts Dashboard and copy your browser source URL. Now click the "Add layer" button in LightStream and choose "3rd Party Integrations" then select browser source. Paste the copied URL here and play a test alert to test your setup.

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