Video game streaming is a popular and fun way to play games, entertain an audience and interact with your friends and viewers. However, it can be incredibly confusing when it comes to getting started and determining what you need. That's why we tested a multitude of products - from microphones and capture cards to webcams and gaming headsets - to help you find the best streaming accessories that are perfect for Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, or anywhere else.
If you want to start streaming, there are a few things you need to consider. First of all, you need a PC that can stream. In most cases, dedicated desktop PCs will be able to handle this task much better than laptops, and if you are also gaming on this PC, you need to consider your specifications and settings as you will need to split the workload between gaming and streaming. As for the type of accessories you'll need, the bare necessities are usually a capture card, microphone, headphones and a webcam. Accessories that will enhance your stream (but aren't really necessary) include a second monitor and a controller.