Game streaming is now a huge part of the video game industry and easily accessible to anyone who wants to try. While the Xbox Series X and Series S have some limited inbuilt streaming options, your best bet is to use a capture card and stream via your PC.
Many different accessories can help you make your stream more professional, far more than can fit in this article. We have streamlined all the options down to the very best accessories to make your stream slap.
It's red and black so you know it's for gaming
One of the most important aspects of streaming is good audio. People watch your streams because they want to hear you, not weird noises.
The HyperX Quadcast is a fantastic condenser microphone that focuses on your voice rather than the background noise. It's also red and black, so you know it is good for gamers.
Hide the clutter with a backdrop
Having a chroma key backdrop like the Emart green screen will level up your stream by allowing you to show your viewers anything you want. You could have a cool game backdrop or a thank you to your subscribers; you can even use it to immerse yourself in the game as you play.
Stream any console to your PC with no lag
To stream from your Xbox Series X or Series S, you will need an external capture card like the HD60S+. The Elgato allows for 1080p streaming and 4K passthrough, so you can play the game the way it is meant to be played while keeping the stream bandwidth manageable.
See yourself in perfect detail
Having a good webcam can make a good stream great. The Logitech C920 is a fantastic 1080p camera that will show you crisply on screen. It even has a surprisingly good mic if you can't afford both right away.
Light up your streaming space
Lighting is important on a stream if you want to look your best. A great way to light a stream is to have one light in front of you and one shining in the background. This levels the brightness and makes you look even better. This LED pack from Neewer has different filters and color settings to allow any lighting you want.
This internal card is a powerhouse
If you are looking to stream 4K directly from your Series X, you will need something with a lot of power. The Live Gamer from AVerMedia is the cutting edge in capture cards and will let your PC suck in all that 4K streamer goodness.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Streaming doesn't have to cost a fortune. If you already own an Xbox Series X or Series S and a moderate PC, you can stream with just the addition of the Elgato HD60S+. If you are looking to go further and elevate your stream to the next level, a HyperX QuadCast and an Emart green screen are the way to go.