Best streaming accessories for Nintendo Switch 2022

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Nintendo Switch V (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / iMore)

The Nintendo Switch is one of the best gaming systems ever, with the ability to play on the go as well as traditionally on a TV. The only thing more fun than playing your favorite games is streaming them for others to see. You just need a few things to get all set up and ready to stream Nintendo Switch on Twitch or other streaming platforms.

Note: The Nintendo Switch Lite cannot stream using a capture card because it lacks the internal hardware to make visual output possible.

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Streaming your video games is incredibly easy these days as long as you have the right equipment for the job. At the very least, you're going to need a decent computer, headset. microphone, streaming software, and a capture card to get started. Then if you'd like, you can get some fancy lighting or accessories to decorate your room with. If you're specifically going for a Nintendo audience, consider getting posters and amiibo.

If you're looking for a capture card on a budget, I highly recommend going with the Elgato HD60 S. It's one of the most popular capture cards on the market and doesn't cost too much either. It doesn't allow for 4K passthrough, but it does 1080p60 capture and is perfect for the Nintendo Switch. Elgato also offers several higher-grade capture cards if you want something more powerful.

Clear audio quality is a huge necessity if you're going to be commenting during your streams. If you're looking for something that won't break the bank, the Yetu Blue Nano will do the trick. If you want something that will capture your voice more clearly and do a better job blocking background noises, consider the EPOS B20 Streaming Mic.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.