You’re in front of choosing your streaming software, and don’t know which one to pick? This may be the most crucial step in your streaming career, because once you picked the program basically you don’t want to change later one. Especially when you created your scenes and appearance in the software. In the first run you should check out all of them, there are some which can stream to multiple platforms. And you should get into the software details which is article about.
OBS Studio and Twitch Studio are streaming software which are capable to broadcast video and audio. Twitch Studio is built for only Twitch, while with OBS Studio you can stream to other platforms like YouTube or Facebook. OBS Studio is on the market for a while, and have way more function, but If you’re starting right know, Twitch Studio can be a good choice, based on It’s simplicity.
Let’s get into details, how Twitch Studio can take place in streaming, what’s the main difference between the two, and why you should pick one after another.
Main difference between Twitch Studio vs. OBS Studio
The first and basically the most important difference between the two, that Twitch Studio is only made for Twitch. You can not stream to other platforms with this software. However with OBS Studio you can broadcast to anywhere, probably you can use it to stream to internal network as well.
The second one is the interface and the functionality. Twitch Studio is made for starters, with less function, automatic setup based on your hardware and easy connection with a little wizard. You don’t need to struggle with the software, as you can see below.
In OBS Studio, after the first installation, you can do the same, OBS also will determine the best settings for your computer. Also, there’s a possibility to set up through the wizard, but you should specify the settings for the best results.
Therefore, If you’re a starter, Twitch Studio is more suitable for you, but, as we mentioned before, OBS may be a better solution because the detailed features.
Why you should pick Twitch Studio?
The main difference is pointed out, let’s see what other features are we getting through Twitch Studio. After the installation of the Twitch Studio, you can set it up, by a wizard, which makes everything easy. Firstly, just login to your Twitch account and you don’t need to paste stream key or do anything to connect the software. You can pick the microphone, you get a little info about, the scenes. After that, based on the first measurement you get a recommended settings based on your PC.
And that’s it, you’re ready to go. The main dashboard is clear and transparent. You get a feedback from your computer, the streamed picture, activity and also from the chat. Some Twitch feature are also built-in, lick quick actions where you can add someone to mod. You can directly change the stream info, and on the left side, you can change between scenes, or you can add a new one.
These scenes are comes with the software, and you can add more pre-defined ones as well. At the hamburger menu you’ll find the settings, where you get some basic options to change.
Then OBS Studio is better?
In a certain way yes. OBS Studio is better when it comes to add different sources, stream to other platforms like YouTube or Facebook, and create automations or using third party plugins, like chatbots and alerts.
But we can’t limit the difference between these. You can use OBS Studio like a simple software, as well. You have the option to create two, three or just only one scene and add a Display Capture, then streaming your monitor all the time. You should check out our OBS tutorial.
Sometimes these settings comes with a price. Because of this precise settings you can face problems like, OBS failed to authenticat with Twitch, display capture shows black screen, or obs keeps disconnecting. However these problems can easily be solved, but you need to take further steps to solve it, not like in Twitch Studio, where these situtations are mostly excluded.
However with the detailed audio mixer, the recording and streaming settings, you can precisely set up the software, so that you’re getting out the most from your computer. Also create more advanced transitions, automations like If the music then your background is changing as well.
Twitch Studio or OBS Studio is faster?
We can create measurements based on running speed, but we can say that OBS Studio will be the winner right know. Twitch Studio is right now in BETA version, while OBS Studio is currently 10 years old! It’s an open source software, so many developers are helping to reach the best. You can check it out from Windows task manager.
In a general use, when only the desktop is getting recorded OBS Studio is the winner. We can also see, that Twitch Studio basically eats more than 10x the computer than OBS. If your streaming software using that decent amount of power your computer, It’s taking away from games. Also you should calculate that a 10%-20% buffer is needed.
In recording also the OBS Studio will be the winner, based on the deep settings and options that you can use. While Twitch Studio only allows you to record to FLV or MP4, in OBS Studio, beyond these, you can use MOV, MKV, or TS. Which can be a better format for later use.
In the end, Which should you use?
As we discussed at the start of the article, you should try other softwares too, not just OBS Studio, but Streamlabs OBS, before pick one. Based on this review you can see, that in performance and functionality OBS is the winner. However If you’re starting right now, and you don’t want to deal with transitions, scenes, sources, alerts, and donations, the Twitch Studio the choice. Also the quick connect to the platform makes easy to start streaming.