Streaming games on Twitch, YouTube or another service is good fun – and for many, it’s become a full-time job. If you’ve dabbled with streaming and want to take things to the next level, this page is for you. We’ve tested and recommended some of the best entry-level streaming accessories available, including mics, cameras, lights and the other AV equipment you’ll need to put on a professional broadcast.
We’ll start with a selection of gaming microphones and audio interfaces, as audio tends to be the hardest thing to master when you start streaming. Whether you go for a simple plug-and-play USB microphone or a more professional XLR setup with an audio interface, our recommendations should help you find the best value options on the market from £50/$50 to around £400/$400 at the upper end.
If streaming has become a serious hobby or actual profession for you, then dedicated video equipment becomes more worthwhile. For our part, we’ve tested a few entry-level cameras and lights, each less than £200/$200, to ensure that you start on the right foot.