What hardware specifications should my PC or Mac have for streaming?

 

Note: Our automation software, StreamSpot Sync, has it's own specific requirements, you can find them here.


If you wish to use a computer to broadcast to StreamSpot, please ensure that your hardware meets the following minimum requirements:

 

System Requirements (Windows)

Your PC must meet the following specifications:

Minimum
OS
Windows 10*
CPU

Intel Core i3** / AMD Ryzen 3 or better
RAM
4 GB
Video
DirectX 10.1 Compatible GPU / Integrated Graphics

Recommended
OS
Windows 10*
CPU
Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 or better
RAM
8 GB
Video
DirectX 10.1 Compatible GPU / Integrated Graphics

* Older versions of Windows may work. But for the best support-experience, and better device-compatibility - we strongly recommend Windows 10.

** For i3 systems specifically, a Gen 4 Quad-Core CPU is recommended

 

System Requirements (Mac)

Your Mac computer must meet the following specifications:

Minimum
OS
macOS 10.12 or newer
CPU

Intel CPU (PowerPC is not supported)
RAM
4 GB
Video
OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU

Recommended
OS
macOS 10.15
CPU
Intel Core i5 or better
RAM
8 GB
Video
OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU / 1 GB V-Ram

For instructions on how to check your system information, click the appropriate link below:

(Note: the links below lead to guides on third-party websites. StreamSpot is not responsible for / affiliated with content on third-party websites.)

Ready to get started streaming? Check out Open Broadcaster Software

 


To learn more about how the Broadcast Quality works in StreamSpot, check out the following Knowledgebase articles:

 

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