There are a lot of different ways to stream your video games to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, and the like. Some of those services are integrated into your console, but the features are always pretty limited. If you want to take that next step, you'll want to use a capture card to connect your console to your PC and stream that way. The EVGA XR1 Lite capture card is a great way to get started, and right now it is down to $55.99 on Amazon. That's a nice discount compared to its regular $80 street price. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen for this capture card, too, outside of a drop to around $45 for last year's Cyber Monday sales.
Whether you're a beginner streamer or someone more experienced, you can use this capture card thanks to its many features like 4K pass-through, USB 3.0, and 1080p60fps capture. It is certified to work with OBS and doesn't need any extra drivers or software to get going.
We reviewed the regular EVGA XR1 capture card last year. Richard Devine said, "Where it really counts, the XR1 delivers, with great-looking video and high-quality sound backed by easy, reliable operation."
The XR1 Lite supports 4k pass-through at 60 fps and it can capture 1080p at 60 fps. The 4K pass-through ensures it is Xbox friendly. Since you'll most likely not want to stream above 1080p on Twitch or other platforms, that's as good as it gets. Since it uses USB 3.0, you can do it all with a low latency connection that helps keep your visuals and audio in sync with each other.
It's also important that the XR1 Lite is OBS certified, so you won't need to install any extra drivers. Just use the OBS program that you're probably already using to stream with. You could even use the XR1 Lite to hook up an external camera and use that as a webcam. It's a good alternative to more expensive options like the Elgato Cam Link.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.