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How can I stream my phone with Gamecaster?

There are a couple of ways to be able to load up your phone's display onto your streaming computer so that you can reliably record or stream your game footage.

Hardware Method

Just like capturing the feed from a console, a capture card like those from Elgato is one of the most reliable ways to send your phone feed to your PC and into Gamecaster.

The first step is to check if your phone is compatible with cables or hubs that use USB-C to HDMI or Lightning to HDMI, which then connects to the capture card and from there into Gamecaster. So your setup would look like:

Phone > USB-C/Lighting to HDMI cable > Elgato capture card > USB > Streaming PC > Gamecaster

The final steps would be to import the Elgato feed into Gamecaster, either via Capture Card as a source, or using Elgato's Game Capture HD software as an Application source.

Screen Mirroring Method

Another method that may be more convenient (and affordable) is to use software that lets you mirror your phone's audio and video directly to your PC, usually via Wi-Fi. Popular apps that can do this include ApowerMirror that can work with both iOS and Android devices, as well as Elgato's own Screen Link app.

Once you have your phone mirroring onscreen, the next step would be to simply import the mirroring software as an Application source into Gamecaster.

Updated on: 04/04/2022

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