How to Stream Mobile Games to iPhone and iPad

You may have met people who have streamed mobile games on Twitch, but have you ever wondered how? Well, there are plenty of options for streaming your iPhone and iPad game sessions directly to Twitch, and believe it or not, not all of them cost money. Although various message boards can give you a long breakdown on how to get this perfect mobile streaming setup, we are here to share two easy ways you can stream games.

If you’re interested in streaming games like Apex Legends Mobile or Grindstone, check out one of these options below.

How to Stream iOS Games Using a PC or Mac and a Capture Card

Elgato HD 60 game card.

(Image credit: Elgato)

If quality is the top priority for your stream, you’ll need to use a PC or Mac and a capture card. We recommend grabbing the Elgato HD60 S+ capture card, compatible with PC and Mac, because of its compact size, simple setup, and ability to stream directly to YouTube and Twitch at a pristine 4K, 60FPS.

The capture card also includes an HDMI cable and a USB to USB-C adapter cable, which are necessary for streaming from your Apple devices. Those looking online for a budget alternative should make sure their capture card has both HDMI and USB-C ports.

Next, you’ll also need to grab an Apple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter and perform a few more extra steps.

1. Connect the Apple AV adapter In your iPad Where iPhone.

2. Insert one end of the hdmi cable in the Elgato capture card HDMI port.

3. Connect the other end of the hdmi cable in the Apple AV adapter.

4. Insert the USB-C the end of the adapter cable into your Elgato capture card.

5. Plug in the opposite USB finish in your mac Where windows computer. If you’re using a device with a USB-C port, you can use a USB-C to USB-C cable.

You can also watch this video from Elgato on how to set it up.

What you’re essentially doing here is displaying your game on a bigger screen with no lag. From there, you can use any streaming software, such as the freeware Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) or Elgato’s Game Capture app to stream to Twitch or YouTube, once you’ve logged in. your accounts, of course.

Alternatively, you can also use a screen mirroring app on your TV to capture footage this way. Note, however, that some games look sharper on iPhone or iPad than on a large TV. This is even the case for playing games on Apple TV.

How to Stream iOS Games Directly from Your iPad and iPhone

Twitch logo with purple background.

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The rollout of Apple’s screen recording feature has unlocked a plethora of streaming options for iOS devices. This has allowed Twitch to allow direct streaming from your iPad and iPhone screens, in addition to several third-party apps such as Streamlabs, Mobcrush, and Backbone. Setup is super simple and is similar across the board, whether you prefer streaming mobile games with Twitch or another app or service. For the sake of this tutorial, we’re going to explain how to stream on Twitch.

1. Download and open the Twitch app.

2. Once logged in, tap the profile icon located at the top left of the screen.

3. Tap the button that says “Go Live”, then select “Stream Games”.

4. Tap the game you’re going to stream, then tap next.

Screenshot of the Twitch app for iOS.

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5. Next, configure your setup after allowing Twitch to record your audio. This screen will allow you to adjust your microphone and device volumes.

6. Finally, tap on “Start Broadcast”.

Twitch Streaming on iOS devices through the app.

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You’ll be streaming through your iPad or iPhone within three seconds. Keep in mind that your broadcast will pick up everything on your screen, so make sure Do Not Disturb is turned on to avoid popping out notifications.

As far as quality goes, streaming a game session directly from your iPad or iPhone is… passable. Twitch, or any third-party streaming app you prefer, will use your iPhone or iPad’s microphone to record both game audio and your voice. This means your stream will pick up any mumbling, tapping, or background noise you might be enduring. This also means that if you accidentally cover your device’s microphone, your stream audio will mumble. If you’re looking for a professional streaming setup where you can use video overlays or a webcam, you’ll need to use an app like Streamlabs or a capture card.

Stream wherever you are

Stream on Twitch directly from your iPad or iPhone is a simple task, although the best option will cost you a pretty penny. To stream the best iPhone games from your iPad or iPhone for free, your best bet is to use the Twitch app. Whichever option you decide to go with, you will surely have fun streaming your games while connecting with your fans, friends or family.

Robert P. Miller