Twitch Alternatives and Similar Software

With a history spanning back to 2007’s, Twitch has become the premier destination for video gaming-focused live streams. In addition to this focus, the site has expanded its scope to include traditional games such as chess, casino games such as poker, casual chatting live-streams, news-focused live streams, and much more.

Twitch’s layout is a showcase of the variety of streams that the site is host to. There are plenty of ways to support content creators, from subscribing to your favorite streamers to cheering them on in their channel’s integrated chat room.

The past few years have seen a rise in the number of free alternatives to Twitch that claim to offer the same robust choice in streaming selection while also providing additional innovation, mobility, or audience signal boosting. These alternatives include the likes of Small Mixer iconMixer, Small SonicBox iconSonicBox, and Small Facebook Live iconFacebook Live. Despite the heavy competition, Twitch has remained the most popular live streaming site, especially for gaming focused streams. That can't be coincidental.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/2/2020 2:16:00 PM

Alternatives to Twitch for all platforms with any license

  • 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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  • 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.

    • Has the same features, a good interface, and is very good overall. Guest • Jul 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Picarto.TV

    Welcome to ! Picarto is the first worldwide drawing video livestream! We offer you the ability to stream your drawings right to your audience. 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 you can let all your friends and family watching you work.

    Free Web

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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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  • 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.

    • it is not for live streaming it is for live tv but not live streaming from like obs or streamlabs obs and it also you have to have a slingbox Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree

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

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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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