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Best Game Capture Tools for Twitch in 2020

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Capture Card For Twitch Hero (Image credit: Elgato)

Streaming to Twitch is easy for PC games — you pretty much need to download Open Broadcaster Software and use its Game Capture mode. However, things get a bit trickier if you want to show off a game you're playing on an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Switch. You'll need a capture card to connect your console to the computer you're using to stream. You might even want one to connect two computers to improve your recording quality. Whatever your needs, these options will help you share your gaming with your fans.

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If you're getting serious about streaming on Twitch, you're going to need the right equipment. The AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (opens in new tab) is one of the best you can buy since it captures 4K video and surround-sound audio with ultra-low latency.

For an exterior card that costs less, the Razer Ripsaw HD (opens in new tab) will still cover all your needs, providing smooth gameplay footage without hurting your experience playing.

Whatever your streaming needs, one of these devices should help you get the quality footage you need to make your channel look great and help you build your follower base.