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Lightstream is described as 'powerful, live-streaming studio that runs through your browser so you can stream shows from any internet connected computer with the utmost simplicity' and is a Live Streaming tools and service in the remote work & education category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Lightstream, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Lightstream are VokoscreenNG, Bandicam Screen Recorder, Streamlabs Desktop and XSplit Broadcaster.

Lightstream alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Live Streaming Tools and Services or Screenshot Capture Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Lightstream.
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  1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.

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  2. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.


  3. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.

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  4. Streamlabs Desktop is all you need for streaming! Our developers have combined a streamer's essentials like video preview, dashboard, and chat windows in one app with better video quality and lower CPU usage.

  5. XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia broadcasting and recording a lot easier and more fun to do.


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    Gamecaster Live Streaming

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    • Windows

    The world's easiest way to start streaming or recording your PC or Console games.

  7. ShadowPlay is a graphics-accelerated overlay to record and share high-quality gameplay videos, screenshots, and livestreams.

  8. Mishira is a personal audiovisual production tool used for editing and broadcasting live video over the internet that has been specifically designed for people who play video games.


    The project is no longer in development. Last version, 1.0.0, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

  9. FFsplit icon

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for dedicated testers.


    The program is no longer updated. Last version,, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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