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How To Update OBS Studio – Step By Step Guide

OBS is a popular open-source software – that allows customization with the latest features & update and how to keep your OBS studio up-to-date. OBS has become the most popular software among streamers all over the world. However, as with all software, nothing is perfect, and new features are constantly being added.

If you’re encountering issues such as Black Screen, Lag, and other issues during the stream then updating your OBS is quite important. OBS is set to automatically update in some cases you might need to manually update.

In this tutorial, we’re going to share simple methods on “How to date your OBS studio“.

How To Update OBS Studio?

  1. The first thing we can do is check for updates and navigate to the Help tab on top of the screen and click on “Check For Updates“. How To Update OBS Studio
  2. A pop-up window will appear saying “New update available” all we have to do is click on Update Now. how to update obs
  3. If you get a popup alert “No updates are currently available” then you’re already updated software.
  4. If there’s any update available, The updating process will start right after we click on Update Now.

Once it’s completed you should launch the OBS to ensure the update is completed successfully. If there are any plugins that you have installed separately you should update them as well and make sure they’re compatible with the latest version of OBS studio.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Should you update OBS Studio?

OBS is integrated with Youtube, Twitch, and other platforms and is mostly used by streamers keeping your software update-to-date is quite important for receiving the latest features and bug fixes which can cause hurdles during streaming.

Does OBS Update Itself?

No, you can let it check for updates automatically. All you have to do is change the settings in OBS Studio to have it check for updates automatically. Keep in mind that, while this setting will check for updates automatically, it will not automatically update your software.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, launch your OBS Studio. Then click on File and go to Settings.
  2. Inside the Settings window, From General settings on the left menu, click on “Automatically check for updates on startup“. how to update obs
  3. Now, simply click on Apply and OK.

Will I Have To Set Up Settings Again?

No! You won’t have to re-adjust any of your settings because the update won’t change them.

Also, if you choose to download the latest version from the website rather than do a normal update, you will have to configure the settings again.

William Keener

William is a tech writer at Hacktoday. He's been writing how-to guides for about 4 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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