Streaming is now a massive part of the gaming experience, and everyone wants to try and be the next Ninja. To make a living at it, though, you’ll need to spend some money to get the equipment that will help you succeed. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best PS4 and PS5 streaming equipment and accessories that will help you reach the audience you want, while retaining some great streaming quality.
The best streaming equipment for PS4 & PS5
Blue Yeti X
It’s a monster
The Blue Yeti X is the gold standard for USB microphones. Streaming with one of these produces sharp tones and an all-around great sound. It has a gain dial built-in, a mute button on the front, real-time LED monitoring, and a jack to put your favorite headphones in to monitor your output. It’s a must-have for streaming or recording.
Avermedia Live Gamer 4Kp60 HDR Capture Card
Capture the moment
On a hardware level, the Avermedia Live Gamer 4K is the top dog right now for consumer-grade capture cards. Not only will it capture 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (FPS), but it will also allow capture of HDR Passthrough too. It’s an internal capture card (with added RGB, which is terrific), and for folks using it to capture PC footage, the Live Gamer 4K can do 1440p at 120 FPS and 1080p at a whopping 240 FPS.
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX
Time to expand
Corsair’s M.2 SSD is an ideal choice if you’re looking to increase the storage of your PS5. The blazing-fast sequential reads and writes means you won’t have to wait for loading screens, and with storage of up to 4TB available, you can easily store all of your favorite games without having to worry about running out.
Razer Kiyo Pro
While you want to stream your gaming content in 4K if you can, your face doesn’t need that much detail. 1080p is more than enough for a webcam, and this Razer model has a massive offering of HDR at 30FPS or recording at 60FPS without HDR. It even has a privacy shutter, so you don’t have to worry about anyone spying on you.
Elgato Wave: 3
A useful mic
Elgato may be known for its capture cards like the HD60 S+ on this list, but it also makes a fantastic microphone for streamers. The Wave 3 features Clipguard technology to prevent distortion when you get too loud, and it has a dial on the front for your gain, headset volume, and audio mixing.
Razer Seiren X
Cheap and reliable
Razer is a brand name you know you can trust, and that’s clear with the Razer Seiren X microphone. Sporting a supercardioid polar pattern and a built-in shock mount, the Seiren X is a great option for your streaming setup. It may lack the bells and whistles of some other mics, but for under $100, it’s easy to recommend.
Logitech makes a ton of webcams, so it’s no stranger to the tech. Its StreamCam is an excellent choice for content creators to shoot horizontal or vertical at 1080p 60FPS. What’s better is that the Logitech Capture app makes it customizable, so you can adjust your picture as you see fit.
Whether you’re streaming straight from your PS4 or PS5, or plan on diving into a more premium setup, one of the things you’ll become aware of is Streamlabs OBS. Of course, the broadcasting software isn’t necessary if you’re streaming live from your console, but you can still utilize the software to monitor things and thank viewers if you’re on a laptop or PC while streaming.
Stream Deck (15-button)
Almost all serious streamers use the Stream Deck by Elgato. The 15-button programmable console allows you single-touch automation on many of the most critical functions of streaming. It can even show different buttons as different apps launch. Elgato offers a more expensive model with 32 buttons, but this one is perfect for most people.
Sony PS5 Camera
Having a camera isn’t necessary to become a big streamer, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Getting your face out there and letting your audience know who’s behind the personality can be a huge thing. If you’re streaming on a PS5, you can use the official camera to accomplish this. The best part is it’s pretty affordable compared to some other webcams.
Emart Collapsible Chromakey Panel
Just like the movies
Unless you have a dedicated streaming space or office, it’s hard to make sure everything is clean and tidy around your stream. This green screen will let you hide the mess and use custom graphics for your background.
Elgato HD60 S+
Streaming cards that you put on your PC are a great option, but you won’t have that option if you’re running your stream from a laptop. The HD60 S+ streams your console at 4K 60 FPS, with zero-lag passthrough and ultra-low latency. It’s ideal for streaming from your PS5.
SUPON LCD Display Lighting
Light up your streaming
If you want to be a personality when streaming, then people need to see you in the best possible light — literally. This LED is adjustable to give you the best lighting for your space. A ring light is decent, but this will work much better for a comparable price.
InnoGear Microphone Arm
A great mic mount
Having control is important. This microphone stand will help you adjust the distance you are from the mic without having to make yourself uncomfortable while gaming. This one goes well with multiple Blue Yeti models, and features a wider mount to fit most desktops.
Having a good set of headphones is essential when streaming or gaming, especially if you are playing in a team. The Razer Krakens are a reasonable price for a great product. They also come in bright colors too.
Blue Snowball ICE
Ice ice baby
While the Blue Yeti microphone has quickly become the go-to mic for streamers these days, Blue does offer some more affordable options for those just stepping into the streaming world. The Blue Snowball is the perfect example, acting as the younger brother to the Yeti and giving users pristine audio quality at a low cost.
Streaming is simple once you’ve figured out what you want to do and which products you need. Many of these picks also work with the PS5, so you can stream the best PS5 games on the latest console.