Livestream Alternatives

    An early livestreaming site that has gone by the wayside compared to more popular alternatives due to its commercial, pay-to-use nature, Livestream has persisted in part due to its robust mobile support and its ability to stream using both a dedicated desktop app and a web browser-based solution.

    Other livestreaming solutions have grown since the popularization of the concept, with many alternatives to Livestream incorporating engaging social networking elements to help you cultivate and grow a potential audience for your streams. In addition to this, several of these very alternatives are free to use and have much more populated user bases for you to cultivate a large (or at least a cult) following!

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    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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      Most users think OBS Studio is a great alternative to Livestream.
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      Live streaming video platform.
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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.
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      Easy to start, easy to join and with no downloads for viewers, connecting for external presentations, sales demos, and ad hoc get-togethers means you get work done and get on with it.
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    3. DLive is not your normal live streaming and video platform. The goal of the platform is to elevate your live streaming and video experience, bringing it to the next level.
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    4. Open Streaming Platform (OSP) is an open-source, RTMP streamer software front-end for Arut's Nginx-RTMP Module. OSP was designed as a self-hosted alternative to services such as Twitch.tv, Ustream.tv, Mixer, and Youtube Live.
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      Extend your living room TV experience to your iPhone or iPod touch with SlingPlayer Mobile™ software. With a Slingbox®* at home and SlingPlayer Mobile on your compatible phone, enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection (the iPod touch only supports Wi-Fi).
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    5. Take control of your gaming activities—such as screenshots, capturing clips, and streaming—by pressing Win+G on your keyboard.
    6. From live video streaming to real-time interaction, BIGO allows you to live broadcast your life, connect with your friends, fans and favorite broadcasters as well as following them.
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