Showing your gaming skill by streaming games on various social media like Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and other similar platform is now a must for many gamers. As a hardcore gamer you a bought a brand new shiny Nintendo Switch to your house just to figure that Nintendo doesn’t support streaming yet. What would you?

Nintendo is the latest gaming sensation that broke its own record of selling more number of consoles in a single month. But unfortunately, Nintendo still lacks some features like the online streaming, streaming games to platforms like Twitch, recording games and much more. Nintendo has promised that all the missing features will be adding to the system with some software updates in future.

Currently, there is no specific date announced about the addition of these features. We shall wait to see when that is coming. Until then you can use other third party methods to stream Games directly to the social platforms.

How to Live Stream Games from Nintendo Switch on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube

For streaming Nintendo Switch game, you need to have a Gaming Capture card. Gaming capture card can be found on Amazon for as low as $120. There are two types of capture card available. I suggest you buying one that is similar to the image below.

  • The very first step is to connect your new gaming capture card to your PC via USB cable.

Note- To make this article work for you, you have to dock your switch in TV mode.

  • Get an HDMI cable and plug one end into the Nintendo Switch dock and another end into the HDMI input port of capture card.
  • Now get another HDMI cable, plug one end into your TV and another into the HDMI output port on the capture card.
  • If everything is followed as mentioned, you should see the game on both TV and PC.
  • Now go to the official website of your capture card and download the software. Open the software on PC and hit record.
  • This will record your gaming season.
  • If recording game was your only thing, then you are done here. For my other friends who are looking to live stream that game, please read further.
  • To stream game to Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, we have to go one step further. We have to download and install broadcasting software on PC. There are many paid options, but I found a free alternative.
  • The software called XSplit. Download the software and install on your PC.
  • Open the software and select your capture card as the source and select your platform and strat live streaming.

After following all the above mentioned step, you should have successfully streamed your gaming skill with your fans and others who live games.


If you are up to dated with my about page, you know I love watching anime series online. Watching anime is one of my main hobbies. I always keep my eye on various best anime streaming sites. Being an anime fan, I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on the newly launched Amazon Strike anime streaming platform.

Anime streaming is a big market, especially in this internet generation. Amazon realized that and launched its own anime streaming service called Amazon Strike. With Amazon strike, subscribers can enjoy over 1000 anime titles on any device. There are even some shows which are only exclusively available on Amazon Strike in the USA. This shows, how Amazon is trying hard to get into this market.

Current market leader Crunchyroll has more than 750,000 titles and available for both free and paid subscribers. This is interesting to see if Amazon is worth giving a shot. In this article, I will show you all the features and where it stands in the competition.

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The Anime Selection

The collection of anime is what matters for many anime fans. Sure, 1000 anime titles sound huge on paper but when you compare this with other competitors like Crunchyroll which has 750, 000, 1000 is not that big of a number. Amazon is able to hold exclusive streaming right for some titles like ViVid Strike!, Shin-chan Spin-off vol.1 Aliens vs. Shinnosuke, Chi’s Sweet Adventure, The Great Passage, Scum’s Wish and Onihei which gives it an edge over the competition. Amazon also able to stream few anime series like Scum’s Wish and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga the same day it airs in Japan.

Amazon is trying to capture, and it is too early to say what Amazon will see in future.

Pricing

I have a mixed feeling about pricing. Amazon Strike is just another channel of Amazon which is only subscribable if you are a prime member. That means if you want to watch anime on Amazon, you have to first subscribe to the Amazon Prime. That is $11 per month or $100 per year. So in total, you have to pay $15 a month or $160 per year. This is on an expensive side especially when you compare with competitors like Crunchyroll which is $6.95 per month and Funimation which is $6 per month.

Amazon could just make Anime available for all Prime member, or they could make Amazon Strike available without prime subscription. I am not up for paying 15 bucks for a service which has less number of titles.

Accessibility

Device support is not going to be an issue because Amazon Strike is a part of Amazon video that means you get to watch almost all the smart device which has internet connectivity.

But the problem is Amazon Strike is available in the USA, and if you are a kind of person who travels a lot, then you might not be able to watch Anime while you are not in the States. I don’t understand why Amazon is doing this cause Amazon Prime itself is available in the whole bunch of countries. Maybe because of the license?

Final Thought

Amazon is really trying hard to capture this market. Had they have a fair price, they would have gained some more traction. It will be interesting to see how Amazon plays its game to outperforms its competitors. Till then sit back and enjoy how other competitors responding to Amazon.