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    YouNow Alternatives

    Different in focus from video hosting services like YouTube, YouNow makes it easy for streamers and their audiences to communicate through live chat. Similarly though, the live-broadcasting service covers a broad range of content that can include anything from drawing and singing to gaming or simply streaming about life.

    There aren't a lot of live-stream services with the same variety of content. Many alternatives focus on game streaming. For the closest alternatives, filter for content discovery and integrated chat as features.

    On the other hand, for a tool made for game streaming, it's hard to find a more relevant choice than Amazon's Twitch. Incidentally, Twitch's IRL (in real life) directory functions a lot like YouNow, making it another solid alternative.

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2021

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      Live streaming video platform.
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      Twitch vs YouNow opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Twitch is still a legitimate alternative to YouNow, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      younow is live blogging, interaction. twitch is gaming.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      Exactly what everyone else is saying. YouNow is for blogging and talking to to others as Twitch is mainly for gaming or Women dancing half nudity for money.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Twitch is targeted towards gamers. YouNow is for blogging and interaction (just like someone else said.)
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    1. A video live streaming platform that allows it's customers to broadcast live video content online, and viewers to play the content via an internet connected device.
      This alternative is disputed. Livestream is still a legitimate alternative to YouNow, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    2. Owncast is a self-hosted live video and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software. Point your live stream at a server you personally control and regain ownership over your content.
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    3. 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,, Mixer, and Youtube Live.
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    4. Streamup is the video chat community you’ll love. Broadcast with unlimited viewers or explore rooms streaming live right now.
    5. 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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    6. Picarto.TV is the world's leading video platform and community for artists. Our goal is to connect artists and their supporters by providing a place to let artists in their craft broadcast, watch, and chat, all from around the globe.
    7. Uplive - Live it UP! Focuses on establishing an international Live Platform, which is a talent agency of instant online celebrities, gamers, and models with special background. All involving the best content creation and top video hosting resources.
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    8. Share live video with followers and friends on Facebook.
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