You now have a substantial number of platforms to choose from if you want to make a career on game streaming. Twitch has been milking this trend over the past years, and it seems that another platform – highly popular among Filipinos – are stepping onto the spotlight: Facebook.
With the rise of Facebook’s new ways to help gaming creators, one of the popular streaming applications – XSplit – recently upgraded Broadcaster to 3.4, and it boosted support for FB.GG.
I tested the new build myself, and I’m very impressed with how it turned out. See it in action below:
The latest XSplit is now available for download, and it offers a renewed experience for streamers in various platforms. This release is extra special for Facebook streamers though as it boasts a plethora of features ranging from new widgets, source and revamped Facebook Live Reaction support. If you’ve got time in your hands, then you better on to this link for full changelog of the update.
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- We’ve cleaned up the Output menu on your top bar with the three basic Output functions occupying their own menu. You’ll see your streaming outputs under Broadcast, and Local Recording and Playout features like NDI occupying their own menus as well.
- Additional visual cues were added to these menus so you can better tell at a glance what outputs are running under each category, as we know how precious each second is when you’re live.
Source List Box
- Sources can now be only accessed from the source list box, and we’ve made it easier for users with multiple widgets for each service installed to find the right output as each service would have it’s own group in the source menu.
- Source widgets have been beefed up, starting with Facebook. The Facebook Live plugins have been improved to automatically connect to your live videos, eliminating the step of manually retrieving video ID’s after you’ve gone live.
- If you’re signed in to XSplit using Facebook, all your Facebook widgets and outputs should now always be signed-in automatically as well. Stream directly through your feed or any of the Pages you manage. Streams can also appear on fb.gg, Facebook’s new gaming video destination for discovering gaming video content.
- A new source widget, Facebook Live Reactions Animation, has also been made, and it’ll make your Facebook Live streams more interactive than ever as you can embed the stream of Reaction emojis that viewers send into your video.
A word of note to those who will be upgrading to the new update though. If you happen to encounter issues with reauthenticating Facebook when putting new sources or widgets, be sure to temporarily turn off your Facebook’s 2FA (2 factor authentication). Apparently, there’s a bug on the API, which restricts XSplit to communicate with Facebook when 2FA is enabled.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.