You need to download and setup streaming software, decide how to arrange your broadcasting windows, and more.If you’ve been afraid to start streaming gameplay, Broadcasting might be the useful Steam feature you’ve been waiting for.Read on to see how you can find streams, and setup your own!
If you’d like to only see streams for a specific game, you’ll want to travel to that game’s Community Hub.
You can reach any game’s Hub from its Store page, or from its entry in your Library if you own it.
Once you get there, the Broadcasts button will be near the top of the page.
Live broadcasts are arranged so that the most popular ones are listed first.
Take a look through your options and see if anything appeals to you, or search for a specific game or Steam user at the top of the page.
Unfortunately, the system doesn’t have any tags to note the broadcaster’s native language yet, so for now, you may stumble into a stream or two in a language you don’t understand.Once you select a stream, you’ll find a layout that’ll be very familiar if you’ve ever viewed streams on Twitch or a similar service.The chat box on the right lets you chat with the broadcaster and other viewers.In my experience, the delay between sending a message, and hearing the notification arrive on the broadcaster’s end was somewhere around 10-12 seconds, but that may differ based on a host of variables like connection speeds and traffic.Note that this isn’t due to the messages taking longer to arrive, but rather due to the delay in the broadcast reaching you, the viewer.If you think you’d like to take the plunge into broadcasting, make sure you tweak the settings before you go live so that you don’t run into any surprises.