External Streaming Settings

Open Broadcaster Software is free, open-source software for live streaming. Here's a guide for how to set it up to optimize your broadcast for gaming and other uses.

  • Download OBS for Mac or PC.
  • Once OBS is installed, log on to
  • Click the “Go Live” button in the header.
  • Once the broadcast screen loads, you’ll see a gear icon to the right of the mic gain. Click on the gear icon.
  • Select “Use external streaming tool.”
  • Now open OBS.
  • Once OBS has loaded, click the “settings” button.
  • Click on “Stream.”

  • Click on the dropdown menu and select “custom streaming server.”

  • Click on “Settings”, navigate to the “Audio” tab and change the channel from stereo to mono. This will ensure that everyone can hear your broadcast
  • Now, go back to YouNow and copy/paste the stream url and stream key in the appropriate places.
  • Go back to OBS and click “Start Streaming.” As soon as you do this, your YouNow broadcast will start! 

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