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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 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.

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! 

Userlevel 7

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 

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!