AMD’s updated Radeon ReLive adds integrated chat, separate audio tracks, and other useful video features

Last month, AMD released their Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, introducing a new overlay, updated tools, and even a mobile app. One of those updated features is Radeon ReLive, a suite that lets users capture, stream, and share their gaming sessions to friends and the community at large. It’s a development the company believes in given the rise of esports, and to help promote it, they’ve since published a set of how-to videos explaining ReLive’s capabilities.

While Radeon ReLive (the verb, as in “relive the excitement”) has been around for more than a year, it has now received significant updates to turn it into a viable tool for streamers and content creators. These include integrated chat with major streaming platforms — Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, and Sina Weibo — separate audio tracks, region capture, chroma key support, and more. It also supports the browser-based broadcasting service Stage Ten.

There are under-the-hood updates as well, such as software optimization or support for AMD Eyefinity and Vulkan.

It isn’t perfect, however, as a quick look through the FAQ will show. Radeon ReLive will not work with detachable graphics, PowerXpress, and hybrid graphics (Switchable Graphics) configurations, neither will it record OpenGL games — it may work if you choose the record desktop option, though it isn’t ideal.

Nonetheless, it’s a strong (and free) option for AMD users, one that should serve as a good complement to existing third-party software such as OBS Studio.

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.