Guide On How To Stream Mobile Games On Facebook Gaming

If you are an aspiring Facebook streamer who plays a lot of mobile games, then this guide will help you get a step closer to that goal.

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Recently, mobile gaming has seen a lot of success and has almost taken over the community especially during this time of pandemic. And the idea of streaming different mobile games in different platforms has come to the attention of some people. However, others have no idea on how to efficiently set up a stream, more or less connect a mobile device on to a streaming application. With credits to popular streamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, this tutorial will guide you on how to stream mobile games on one of the rising streaming platforms known today, Facebook Gaming.

Facebook Gaming is a streaming platform serviced by social media giant, Facebook, that is similar to YouTube Gaming and Amazon's Twitch. Whether it's for fun or to start a professional career, more individuals have shown their interest and are attempting to broadcast their favorite games on Facebook because of its large audience. So without further ado, let's get right into it!

How to stream mobile games on Facebook Gaming​

In order to stream your favorite mobile games on Facebook Gaming, you must first connect your mobile device to your computer, and then to your streaming application, and then connect it to Facebook Gaming. To do this, make sure you have the following:
  • Mobile device
  • HDMI out port
  • HDMI cord
  • Video capture device
  • Broadcasting software / Streaming application
  • Facebook Gaming page
The following are the steps to connect your mobile device to your computer:
  1. Connect your HDMI out port to your mobile device. Make sure that it is compatible with your mobile phone's port.
  2. With your HDMI cord, connect the HDMI out port to your Video capture device. Also, make sure that your Video capture device is compatible to avoid any issues.
  3. Plug your Video capture device on to your computer.
Do take note that if you plan to stream for long hours, make sure that your mobile device is fully charged since some HDMI out ports do not have power supplies. Or better yet, make sure to get one that does have a power supply.

Next, you must set up your streaming application. There are a lot of different streaming applications / broadcasting software available for use but if you want a simple one, you can install Open Broadcaster Software or OBS. After connecting your mobile device to your computer, you can now set up your stream by following these steps:
  1. After installing OBS, open the application.
  2. Under sources, click on the small '+' button at the bottom.
  3. Click on video capture device.
  4. Choose the video capture device that you are using, then click ok.
After doing the steps above, your computer should be displaying your mobile screen and all your phone activities. Now, to connect your stream to Facebook Gaming, follow these steps:
  1. If you already have your own Facebook Gaming page, just type in fb.gg/streamer on your browser and it will direct you to Facebook's Creator Studio. If you don't have a page yet, you can go make your very first one here.
  2. In Facebook's Creator Studio, scroll down and click on the 'Set up Live Stream' button.
  3. Under Stream Setup, look for Setup Options and check on 'Use a Persistent Stream Key'.
  4. Next, look for Live Stream Setup and copy both the Server URL and Stream Key.
  5. Go back to OBS and click on Settings.
  6. Click on Stream and make sure to choose Custom on the Service dropdown box.
  7. Paste the Server URL and Stream Key on the corresponding input field, then click apply and ok.
  8. On OBS, click on Start Streaming and it will show a preview of your Facebook livestream on your browser.
  9. Customize your Livestream title, description, etc.
  10. Click on Go Live.
And there you have it! You're all set to go and show the world your skills. For a more detailed tutorial, check out Alodia's video guide below on how to stream mobile games on Facebook.

 

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