NVIDIA GeForce Experience is the software that can help you optimize your NVIDIA GPU for specific games, as well as keep it updated in a simple manner. But there’s more to the app and one of its features enables you to broadcast your gameplay with NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
The application lets you live stream using YouTube Live, Twitch and Facebook Live. It’s possible to broadcast game sessions from your local library. While the GFE setup is similar regardless which live streaming service you choose, please keep in mind that the services are different regarding their UI, account setup and options, as well as their audience.
How to broadcast your gameplay with NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Before you get started, keep in mind you will need a GeForce Experience account, but also an account for the streaming service you want to use, specifically YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook. Once you install GeForce Experience you can create your user account by following the steps displayed by the app.
Open the Share overlay by hitting the Alt+Z keyboard shortcut and select Settings.
If you can’t see the Share overlay make sure it’s turned on from Settings -> General -> Share. If it’s enabled the toggle should be highlighted in green.
On the Settings screen, select “Broadcast”.
This will take you to the Broadcast page. There, you can enable broadcasting by selecting “Yes”. Also, it’s possible to change the ingest server for Twitch broadcasting and configure custom overlays.
Once you’ve customized all the settings, click the Back button to return to the Settings menu.
With the one-time setup complete, it’s time to connect to one of the supported broadcasting services. As I already mentioned, GeForce Experience supports Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitch.
Open or return to the Share overlay and click the “Connect” option.
The Connect screen displays all supported services. Select the one you want to connect to, then click on “Log in”.
The following screen will look different depending which service you chose. For the purpose of this guide, we’re using Facebook. Regardless which service you selected you will need to login with your credentials if you want to broadcast gameplay to it.
Assuming your connection attempt was successful, you should now see the connection status, your username and profile picture for the related service on the Connect page. If at some point you want to disable the connection you simply need to select the service and hit the “Log out” button.
While this part is optional, you should know it’s possible to customize various broadcast settings. To do so, open the Share overlay (Alt + Z) and navigate to Broadcast -> Customize.
On the following screen you can set the broadcast resolution, frame rate, and bit rate but you can also choose one of the pre-sets for your convenience. Once you’ve performed all the needed customizations, click the Save button. Nevertheless, keep in mind the broadcast settings can be customized on a per-service basis so you might need to return to this screen if you’re using multiple services.
GeForce Experience also provides several microphone and webcam settings and it’s a good idea to check them out before you start to broadcast.
To access the microphone settings, open the Share overlay and select the microphone icon.
Here, you can set how the microphone should be enabled. You can choose between “Push-to-talk” and “Always on” but you can also completely disable it. Furthermore, you can select which micrphone should be used, but also set and boost its volume by clicking on the “Customize” option.
The webcam settings can also be accessed from the Share overlay by going to Settings -> HUD layout.
There, you can choose one of the four corners on the screen to position your webcam or disable it using the “Off” option. It’s also possible to set your webcam size. Once you’re happy with the settings, click on the Back button.
While broadcasting you can disable or enable your webcam and microphone at any time by clicking on their symbols in the Share overlay.
Now that everything is set up, you can finally start to broadcast.
To do this, launch the game you want to broadcast and press Alt+Z to open the Share overlay. There, click on “Broadcast” and press the “Start” button from the menu that pops up.
The Broadcast dialog will be displayed. Now you just need to select the service you want to use and click on the “Go Live” button.
Nevertheless, you can also customize the broadcast’s location and audience, as well as set a title before starting it.
That’s it! You should be broadcasting at this moment. The GeForce Experience app should reflect this by showing the broadcast symbol in green and also, the Broadcast status should be set to “broadcasting”. Moreover, you can end the broadcast at any moment by bringing up the Share overlay and clicking the “Stop” button.
Also, it’s worth noting you can’t change any general or broadcast-related settings while you’re live broadcasting. If you want to customize any settings you will need to stop the broadcast first.