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How to get the best streaming quality from your PlayStation 4

Streaming games from your PlayStation 4 is a fairly easy task, but getting the best quality out of your streams is a whole other story. If you plan on streaming games from your PlayStation 4, quality is key, and thankfully it's also not hard to ensure you start out on a great foot.

How to get the best streaming quality from your PlayStation 4

  1. Make sure your quality is correct. Before you go live with broadcasted gameplay on the PlayStation 4, you can select what you'd like your video quality to be. Make sure to stay at either 720p - Standard or 720p - High (60FPS). Anything lower, and you'll risk having a choppy, hard to see stream.

  1. Stay lag free. Streaming the best video quality requires a solid internet connection, so make sure yours is good. Doing something like connecting your PlayStation 4 via Ethernet will help you achieve the highest speeds possible from your Wi-Fi connection.
  2. Be heard. Playing video games is one thing, but streaming them often requires audience interaction. Pick up a solid headset in order to not only get the most out of your games audio, but so your voice comes in smooth and crisp. You can also try a USB microphone.
  3. Link everything! Quality doesn't just mean making sure your stream looks good. Letting you friends or followers know you're going live is a sign of a quality streaming. Linking your Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch/YouTube accounts is easy and goes a long way.
  4. Take it to the next level. Streaming from a PlayStation 4 is great, but if you want to get the highest possible quality, make sure to grab something like an Elgato capture card to give yourself the best-looking streams.

Follow these tips, and you'll be streaming with not only the highest quality settings the PlayStation 4 can offer, but also the best quality stream you can produce!

Take your streaming to the next level

Anthony Nash has been writing about games and the gaming industry for nearly a decade. When he’s not writing about games, he’s usually playing them. You can find him on Twitter talking about games or sports at @_anthonynash.