YouNow Alternatives and Similar Apps and Websites

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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/31/2020 11:17:00 PM

Alternatives to YouNow for all platforms with any license

  • Twitch is a live-streaming portal that primarily focuses on video gaming, but also used for many other purposes.

    • Twitch is targeted towards gamers. YouNow is for blogging and interaction (just like someone else said.) Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • younow is live blogging, interaction. twitch is gaming. Guest • Nov 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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

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  • is the #1 social platform for broadcasting and watching live streaming videos. Go live, connect with your favorite stars, and earn rewards and cash! Broadcast yourself and meet new people with similar interests worldwide. Meet friends and get followers while sharing your moments, lifestyle and attitude. Stream live video and get gifts and money rewards from your biggest fans! Live Broadcasting from Stars! official routinely invites superstars, top YouTubers, musical.

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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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  • 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.

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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.

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