Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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08/04/2020

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) can take hours to fully configure for streaming. OBS needs to be tuned for the processor’s encoding capabilities, available bandwidth, and devices like microphones and cameras.

This wizard will simplify the setup by configuring and tuning OBS in a simple step by step process that will get you streaming and recording in a flash.

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What are the benefits of using the Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard? Some of the benefits:
  • It helps to set up a PC for streaming in minutes, not hours or days.
  • It automatically configures and tunes the streaming service (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) within the wizard.
  • It optimizes Intel® Core™ processor for encoding, sound, bandwidth, and other features to determine the best streaming quality possible.
  • It scales with more cores and threads to improve quality of the live stream.
What are the minimum system requirements? These are the minimum system requirements for this wizard:
  • Supported Intel® Processors
  • 8GB or more of memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics or Discrete Graphics Card targeted for gaming systems
  • Integrated or External Camera (Optional)
What operating systems are supported? Windows® 10, 64-bit operating system.
What streaming services are supported? See the download page for a list of supported streaming services.
Do I need to have an existing account with my streaming service? You do need to have an existing account with the streaming service to complete the configuration. However, if you don’t already have an account, the wizard provides an opportunity to create an account during the installation process.
Do I need to install Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)? No, you do not need to install the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). The latest supported version of OBS is automatically installed during the Easy Streaming Wizard installation. If OBS was installed previously, Easy Streaming Wizard will use the existing installation.
What version of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is supported? See the release notes for the latest version of OBS supported. The wizard will prompt the user to update to the latest version if an older version is installed.
Where can I download the Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard?Download the wizard from the Intel Download Center..
Why does the Intel® Easy Streaming Wizard installer state that my processor is unsupported? If the installed processor is on the list of supported processor on the download center page, then anti-virus or third party software may be preventing the installer from connecting to the Internet.
Can Intel answer questions regarding the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)? No, Intel does not answer questions related to the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Go to OBS help for more information.
Does Intel Easy Streaming Wizard require an Internet connection? Yes. Verify that the Internet connection meets the minimum requirements for streaming (2500kbit upload). This can be verified in the Intel Easy Streaming Wizard application or at speedtest.net. If your Internet connection does not meet this requirement, troubleshoot these issues with your Internet service provider (ISP).
I have additional questions. Who do I contact? For additional questions contact Intel Customer Support.
Which Intel Processors are supported? See the list of supported processors on the Intel Download Center page.
Why is Auto Update turned off in OBS? Auto update is turned off in OBS after the Intel Easy Streaming Wizard runs and configures the system for optimal streaming. Downloading a newer version of OBS may interfere with the Intel Easy Streaming Wizard configuration already setup for OBS. The Intel Easy Streaming Wizard is frequently updated with new features and will evaluate all new versions of OBS to ensure the optimal version of OBS.