How to Stream on Mixer with Xbox One

Broadcast your gameplay and commentary to others

When it comes to streaming your favorite video games, there are plenty of different services available. But when it comes to streaming on an Xbox One console, Mixer is Microsoft's app of choice. You can download and use the Mixer app directly in your console. This means you don't need extra hardware to stream your new games. You can just set up Mixer and start broadcasting. We'll show you how to do it.

How to Stream on Mixer From Xbox One

To use Mixer from your Xbox One console, you first need to make sure the app is connected to your Microsoft account. Microsoft automatically creates a Mixer account for you the first time you broadcast from your console. But, if you already have an account you want to use instead, you need to unlink the new account and link the preferred one.

To link or unlink an account, go to mixer.com, login, then select the Profile icon > Account > Unlink your Microsoft account.

Make sure you use the same login info you use to sign in to your Xbox.

Once your accounts are linked, follow the steps below to start broadcasting on Mixer from your Xbox One console:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the menu.

    The Home menu on Xbox One is displayed.

    If you just turned on your Xbox One, you may need to sign in to your account first.

  2. Scroll over to the Broadcast button.

    The Broadcast menu is open on Xbox One.

    The Broadcast icon looks like a tiny satellite dish on the top menu.

  3. Select Broadcast.

    The option to Broadcast is selected in the Broadcast menu.
  4. Select More options.

    The Broadcast Settings are open on Xbox One.
  5. Change your stream's name and make any other settings changes before you start broadcasting.

    The Broadcast options menu is open in Xbox One.

    This is where you can turn party chat on or off, and switch up where your camera overlay is located. Keep in mind camera overlays only matter if a camera is connected to your Xbox One.

  6. Press the B button to return to the main Broadcast menu.

    The Broadcast Settings are open on Xbox One.
  7. Select Start Broadcast to start streaming your gameplay.

Things to Remember About Streaming With Mixer

For the most part, setting up your stream should only take a few minutes. Once your settings are where you want them, you don't need to worry about tweaking them for every broadcast. However, you should consider changing your stream's name when you switch to a new game.

The stream's options also let you add video using your Kinect, turn the microphone on or off, and adjust chat settings. If you don't have a Kinect, you need to connect a mic to your headset if you want your viewers to hear you.

In general, even if you have a Kinect, you get better audio quality when using a separate mic. If you have an old Xbox One controller, you might need to pick up an adaptor first.

It's easy to start or stop your broadcast whenever you want. This is especially handy if you run into connectivity issues when streaming. You need a solid internet connection for the best quality broadcast. If you have issues with the Wi-Fi in your house, try connecting to the internet via an Ethernet cable.