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How do I stream without playing a game?

  • 22 March 2020
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When I go to stream on facebook live it says “what game are you playing?” I’m not playing a game! I just want to stream but to do so I HAVE to put a game in, it won’t let me otherwise

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Best answer by ghosteez 22 March 2020, 07:49

Hey there @WolfStriker99 

 

Unfortunately there is no option within Streamlabs OBS at the moment to go live without selecting a game as we are aimed more at Video Game Creator pages, you may however be able to select a random game and then change it once live, or use a custom RTMP to go directly live to your page and edit from there 

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Hey there @WolfStriker99 

 

Unfortunately there is no option within Streamlabs OBS at the moment to go live without selecting a game as we are aimed more at Video Game Creator pages, you may however be able to select a random game and then change it once live, or use a custom RTMP to go directly live to your page and edit from there 

ok, so I could select a game, go live, edit the game to nothing and continue streaming?\

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Hey there @WolfStriker99 

 

You should be able to as long as Facebook allows it, yep! 

Hey friends, I understand this is more designed toward video game page creators, but forcing any stream to pick a game (only on facebook, not on youtube), is hindering. This product has been a God-send and I would love to use it. I love the remote app feature. The chatbox. The sleek design. Multiple platform streaming. this thing is a dream. But my streaming is serious and having games forced on it would likely hinder my use of it.

btw, facebook doesnt allow you to retroactive remove the game you assigned.

I agree with Jaymes. Having to select a game before streaming to Facebook is enough of a drag that I’m thinking of switching to “regular” OBS.

Seems like an easy fix, though. Either make selecting a game optional, or at the top of the list, add [None] or something. 

Thanks!

Open your Twitch App or Twitch.TV. Then, visit your Dashboard and Edit the video description. Change the Category to Just Chatting.

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Hey all,

For further assistance, please join us on discord or submit a ticket.

Tickets: https://support.streamlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks!