Want to bring OBS into StreamYard? Using OBS's virtual camera feature, you can bring your OBS video feed directly into your StreamYard studio!
How to Set Up OBS Virtual Cam
Make sure you have the latest version of OBS Studio (at least 26.1). You can download it here if you haven't already.
- After opening OBS, set up the sources you want in the “Sources” section. To add your webcam, click the plus (+) sign and select Video Capture Device.
Then, click Start Virtual Camera. This turns OBS into a "webcam source" that StreamYard can recognize.
- Lastly, reboot your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc). Head to StreamYard and enter your studio. Select OBS virtual camera in the browser permissions pop up, as well as in the camera menu on StreamYard.
OBS not working on Mac?
Apple's newest MacOS update, Sonoma 14.1 has introduced new security measures which can cause older video output device software to not work anymore. To learn more, read here. OBS will resolve this issue in their newest upcoming update. If you like, you can download and use a pre-release version of OBS which will resolve these issues. A pre-release version of OBS is a work-in-progress, and therefore may have minor inconsistencies or bugs.
- Navigate to the OBS Github project here.
- Click on the latest release
- Scroll down to the bottom and choose the correct download version.
If you have an M1 or M2 Mac, choose the macOS-Apple.dmg version. If your Mac has an Intel CPU, choose the macOs-Intel.dmg version.
- Open the dmg file and install OBS by dragging it into your Applications folder.
- Restart your browser fully. Now, when you start the OBS virtual camera, it will appear as an option in StreamYard!
Why is a blue logo appearing instead of my camera?
If this Blue Logo appears, it means OBS is not sending a camera feed to your browser. Check to make sure you have "Started" the Virtual Camera, and try restarting OBS.