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Information related to everything concerning phone streaming


The Streamlabs app is currently the best way to stream to Twitch on mobile. It allows custom overlays and custom RTMP options. It's not without quirks, though, as the app will act erratically, especially with prolonged use. Set up disconnection protection on your Twitch account ( > Stream Key & Preferences > Disconnect Protection toggled on) to enable the Twitch Bridge screen when your connection is interrupted. When the Streamlabs's connection display constantly goes from full signal to low connection, Force Close the app (don't stop the stream), usually by going to your phone's Settings > Apps > Force Quit. Reopen the Streamlabs app within 90 seconds and start the stream again to fix the app when in a better service area.

Streamlabs also has Buddy Mode, when using a second phone to read chat buddy mode shows stream alerts and chat. Although it shows chat, you cannot type in chat yourself you can only read it.


StreamElements (Android Only) is a good alternative to Streamlabs. Once you login you can see 3 different views: Standard Camera View, Streamer View and Audience View. Under standard camera you can mute audio, mute video, enable flash or change screen orientation. Streamer view allows you to see your activity feed or show chat onscreen while streaming. Audidence view allows you to Enable/Disable stream alerts, change stream title and category. The great thing about StreamElements is the ability to also run in Companion mode, for your second phone to read chat. This allows you to see a split screen of stream alerts and chat. Unlike Streamlabs, StreamElement's Companion mode allows you to type in the chat as well.

To manage your alerts on mobile you need to first run the StreamElements app on your phone and a mobile alerts section will be created in your overlay dashboard on the website. Any alerts that you want to see on mobile will have to be setup through this overlay.


The Devices listed here are mentioned for their compatibility with the Streamlabs app, which is the most recommended way to stream to Twitch.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

The S9+ is the most popular option for IRL streamers for its cameras, reliable radios, and it's heat management. One quirk is that the front-facing camera constantly refocuses on the foreground. In the Streamlabs app click the Gear icon (settings) in the upper right > Camera enhance > Auto-focus > Macro, which should help the issue some.

Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 is not a recommended phone for streaming. The Pixel 3 features a built-in wide-angle lens which is very convenient. The chipset has issues with heat management in normal conditions and will turn off radios in order to cool down, so the stream will shut off unexpectedly or lag unacceptably.

Gimbals and Mounts

It's a good idea to use something to hold the phone. Gimbals keep the phone steady and provide a cinematic experience. Selfie sticks put distance between you and the phone. Mounts allow you to attach the phone to another object, like a backpack, bicycle, or car dashboard.