Tutorial for Streaming Cellphone to OBS With Charger Cable (SCRCPY)

 In the world of content creation and live streaming, having the ability to seamlessly integrate your smartphone into your workflow can be a game-changer. Whether you're a gamer looking to showcase your mobile gaming skills, a vlogger wanting to share your daily adventures, or simply someone who wants to add a new dimension to your live streams, streaming your cellphone screen to OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a valuable skill to have. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to achieve this using SCRCPY, a versatile tool that allows you to mirror and control your Android device on your computer screen.

What is SCRCPY?

SCRCPY, pronounced as "screen copy," is an open-source application that lets you display and control Android devices connected via USB or over a wireless connection. Developed by Genymobile, SCRCPY is widely used by developers and content creators for various purposes, including debugging, screen recording, and, of course, streaming to OBS.


Before we dive into the step-by-step guide, you'll need to ensure you have the following prerequisites in place:

Android Device: You will need an Android smartphone or tablet that you want to stream to OBS.

USB Charger Cable: A reliable USB charger cable to connect your Android device to your computer.

Computer: A Windows, macOS, or Linux computer where OBS is installed.

SCRCPY: Download SCRCPY for your operating system from the official GitHub repository (https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy).

USB Debugging: Enable USB debugging on your Android device. You can do this by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tapping on "Build number" seven times. Then, go back to the main Settings screen, open Developer options, and enable USB debugging.

Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you have everything set up, let's walk through the process of streaming your Android device to OBS using SCRCPY.

Step 1: Connect Your Device

Plug your Android device into your computer using the USB charger cable.

Step 2: Open SCRCPY

Open SCRCPY on your computer. You can do this by double-clicking the SCRCPY executable you downloaded earlier.

Step 3: Mirror Your Device

Once SCRCPY is running, it should automatically detect and mirror your Android device's screen on your computer.

Step 4: Configure OBS

Open OBS on your computer.

In OBS, create a new scene by clicking the "+" button under the "Scenes" panel.

Add a new source by clicking the "+" button under the "Sources" panel, and select "Window Capture."

In the "Window" dropdown, select "scrcpy" to capture the mirrored Android screen.

Step 5: Adjust Settings (Optional)

You can resize and position the SCRCPY window within OBS to fit your stream layout.

You can also configure other OBS settings like audio sources, overlays, and stream quality as per your requirements.

Step 6: Start Streaming

Hit the "Start Streaming" button in OBS to begin streaming your Android device to your chosen platform (Twitch, YouTube, etc.).

And that's it! You've successfully set up SCRCPY to stream your Android device to OBS. You can now engage with your audience by showcasing mobile games, sharing content from your phone, or anything else you can imagine.

Remember, practice makes perfect. Experiment with OBS settings and layout to create a professional-looking stream that captures your audience's attention. With SCRCPY and OBS in your content creation toolkit, the possibilities are endless. Happy streaming!

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