Livestream Alternatives and Similar Software

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!

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 6:13:00 AM

Alternatives to Livestream for all platforms with any license

  • Open Broadcaster Software

    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. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one of the simplest workflows with an intuitive and easy-to-learn interface that makes recording and streaming a breeze. It's also totally free and open-source.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • join.me

    Join.me is a quick, remote controlling / screen & file sharing program from the makers of LogMeIn. All you need to start sharing is to go to join.me and send the code to whoever needs to see your screen. It can be anywhere from one to 250 people, and all they need is to type the code on the same webpage to join your meeting. Get your people together, without actually getting them together. Just instantly share your screen so everybody's on the same page.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

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  • Periscope

    Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen. Other features: [+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours.

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Apple TV

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  • Mixer

    Mixer (formerly known as Beam) is an interactive, live streaming platform with a massive community heavily comprised of gamers. FEATURES • Realtime streaming protocol for < 250ms stream delay (can be higher on mobile) • Chromecast support • Follow channels to keep up-to-date • Full-featured chat with all your favorite Mixer emotes • Earn Spark points while watching streams

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad Internet Explorer ... Chrome Opera Firefox

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  • YouNow

    On YouNow, you can chat with live broadcasters and connect with your audience by going live! Have fun joining broadcasters as a guest, creating selfies, sending gifts, interacting with your community, and capturing moments. DISCOVER: Browse live broadcasts and catch up on what you missed in the Moments feed. Connect with creators, artists, musicians, and your favorite personalities. BROADCAST: Go live and hang out with your community by tapping the green “GO LIVE” button on your profile.

    Freemium $ $ $ Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Picarto.TV

    Welcome to Picarto.tv ! Picarto is the first worldwide drawing video livestream! We offer you the ability to stream your drawings right to your audience. Picarto.tv is the best opportunity for all artist, who want to share their creativity with their audience and other artists worldwide. We cover every part of drawing: Anime, manga, concept art and even 18+ content like hentai is presented. With Picarto.tv you can let all your friends and family watching you work.

    Free Web

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  • Mobcrush

    Mobcrush is a live streaming app and community for gamers, powered by one touch mobile broadcasting. Your favorite mobile game creators, eSports players and developers play and stream on Mobcrush. Watch exclusive live broadcasts and stream games like Vainglory, Minecraft, Clash Royale and Pokemon Go! Features: + Broadcast live gameplay, audio and your camera from any Android 5.0+ device to Mobcrush, YouTube, Twitch and Facebook Live.

    Free Personal Web Android iPhone

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  • Bigo Live

    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. BIGO LIVE, which is creating a completely new modernized world of connecting and sharing, has reached 150 million users around the world. Don't wait – Join BIGO, broadcast your life, gain fans and make new friends now.

    Free Windows iPhone iPad

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  • Smashcast

    Streaming has become an essential component to the global gaming and eSports scene. As tournaments grew out of tiny events, organized by small groups of like-minded individuals to massive gatherings, covered by countless media outlets and watched by the world, professional streaming has become something that is not only nice to have, but a necessity. With an industry growing this fast, it´s easy to lose focus of what is most important: You.

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • SlingPlayer

    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). If you like TV, its hard not to smile when you take control of your TV and DVR right from your iPhones stunning touchscreen interface. Flip through your local channels with the virtual remote control.

    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire Chromecast

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  • Tiltify

    Tiltify is the first crowdfunding platform designed for gamers to raise money through their streams, for their favorite causes. Tiltify allows users to build campaign pages where it is easy to create rewards, take donations, explain your schedule and goals, and share with your friends.

    Free Web

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  • Datarhei/Restreamer

    Datarhei/Restreamer offers smart free video streaming in real time. Stream H.264 video of IP cameras live to your website. Upload your live video on YouTube, Ustream, Twitch, Livestream.com or any other streaming solutions e.g. Wowza-Streaming-Engine. Our Docker image is easy to install and runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Datarhei/Restreamer can be perfectly combined with single-board computers like Raspberry Pi and Odroid. It is free (licensed under Apache 2.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • DaCast

    DaCast is an automated service that provides a professional level streaming solution with options for paywall support to generate revenue. Its a white label broadcasting platform that lets broadcasters build their own brand while attaching pay-per-views and subscriptions to create premium media content.

    Commercial Web

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  • NabiLive - RTMP streaming

    Looking for a live video streaming app? Stream live with NabiLive on YouTube live, Facebook live, Twitch or any RTMP compatibe service. - NabiLive offers unlimited streaming lifetime access. - Supported HD stream quality up-to 1080p (limited to 720p).

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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  • Live Now

    Anyone with a YouTube channel can create a live video event to share with the world. You also can use custom RTMP to go live. - HD stream quality up-to 1080p (limited to 720p). - Supported display chat - Supported beauty video mode - Supported pinch to zoom in/zoom out - Custom your server rtmp and support live streaming Facebook, ... - Image quality is highly dependent on the available bandwidth of the connection you use.

    Free iPhone iPad

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  • TVPlayer

    TVPlayer is a live TV streaming service for users to watch free-to-air channels through their desktop, smartphones and tablets. The live TV service allows television licence holders in the United Kingdom to stream 60 free live television channels, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Heart TV, Capital TV and The Box.

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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  • Live Broadcaster - Cameleon

    Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Live for Free: Facebook live app with live stream for YouTube and other social networks, simultaneous livestream, multi-network broadcasting. Cameleon is the broadcaster software for free video streaming, Facebook and YouTube Live streaming from mobile, GoPro, webcams and any CCTV, IP camera. The app is made to open limitless possibilities without the need for technical knowledge. Live, the best live streaming app - "Easy, simple and extremely powerful.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV

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  • Rhinobird.tv

    Rhinobird.tv is a people driven live network, which aims to be a platform that could serve as a people-driven TV network, where events can be produced, curated, and distributed among people in real time, and for free.

    Free Web

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