How to use OBS to Stream Gameplay on BlueStacks 3?

Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source software OBS Studio is software designed for capturing, compositing, encoding, recording, and streaming live video content, efficiently. Written in C and C++ and Qt, OBS provides a real-time source and device capture, scene composition, encoding, recording, and broadcasting. Transmission of data is primarily done via the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) and can be sent to any RTMP supporting destination, including many presets for streaming websites such as YouTube,, Instagram and FacebookOpen-Broadcaster-studio

Open Broadcaster Studio Features:

  • Video recording and live streaming software.
  • Completely free and open-source.
  • Allows plug-ins and scripts for customization.
  • High-performance video and audio capture and mixing.
  • Add live face cam or picture-in-picture.
  • Large transition library.
  • Set hotkeys for actions.
  • Studio mode.
  • Powerful and easy to use configuration options.
  • Modular ‘Dock’ UI.

Open Broadcaster Studio tutorial on how to capture gameplay on BlueStacks 3

Well, we have seen how OBS is useful for all these multi-purpose features, here in this OBS tutorial you will learn how to capture Gameplay on the computer with Open Broadcaster Software.

What Purpose is?

Here we will show you how to broadcast your games on BlueStacks 3 using OBS (classic/studio) to different streaming services like Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live etc.

Who will have Benefits?

If you are unfamiliar with OBS and streaming, this article provides a simple primer.

Targeted Audience 

People who like playing games on BlueStacks, have never streamed before and wish to learn how to do it.

Which BlueStacks Versions are supported? 

Client Version:, Engine Version: and above.

Which BlueStacks Geo’s affected?: All Geo


1. Launch app player and change Graphics mode to DX by following the steps below:

  • Click on the Settings button then click on ‘Engine settings’ as shown below:   open-broadcaster-studio-tutorial-1 Select the Direct X Graphics mode and click on Restart engine.  OBS-tutorial-step22. Install the latest version of OBS studio from the following download buttons:

OBS V23.1 free download for Windows 64 bit 


OBS Mac installer download 


3. Launch OBS and select Window Capture as a source from the list of available sources.obs3

4. Go to Window Capture properties and select BlueStacks from the list of available apps.obs45. Launch any app on BlueStacks and start streaming.obs-5

You can have Bluestacks full version free download {oldest to latest versions} to enjoy media streaming or the gameplay.


Open Broadcaster Studio for creative professional Production

More than capture gameplay on Bluestacks 3 with OBS, you can also choose from a number of different and customizable transitions for when you switch between your scenes or add your own stinger video files. You can set hotkeys for nearly every sort of action, such as switching between scenes, starting/stopping streams or recordings, muting audio sources, push to talk, and more.

The Studio Mode lets you preview your scenes and sources before pushing them live. Adjust your scenes and sources or create new ones and ensure they’re perfect before your viewers ever see them. Get a high-level view of your production using the Multiview. Monitor 8 different scenes and easily cue or transition to any of them with merely a single or double click on.

OBS Studio is equipped with a powerful API, enabling plugins and scripts to provide further customization and functionality specific to your needs.

Enjoy the Gameplay with OBS!

More: Launching Media Manager on BlueStacks latest version



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