13 PAID AND FREE SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR LIVE STREAMING

SOFTWARE FOR LIVE STREAMING

The below tools and software (presented in alphabetical order) were chosen based on their free tier offers, paired with their ability to work on multiple platforms, such as mobile and desktop. Let’s get into it!

BRIGHTCOVE

This live streaming platform is commonly used by mid sized business owners as well as by large enterprises. Brightcove extends its support to mobile web applications, iPhone as well as iPad.

  • It offers awesome video management tools with video marketing options.
  • It can hold a huge video library online which includes social media sharing features.
  • You are able to access more than 100 templates, playlists and import video options.
  • Pricing starts at $99.00/month.

FACEBOOK LIVE

Facebook is great at finding new ways to keep us connected at all hours of the day. One recent development is its live stream functionality. Using Facebook Live, you can share what is happening in the moment it’s happening.

INSTAGRAM LIVE

Instagram Live is a feature on Instagram Stories that allows users to stream video to followers and engage with them in real-time. When users broadcast live video streams on their accounts, a ring highlights their profile picture in Instagram Stories to alert followers that they can view the live stream. People can add comments, ask questions, and join your Live. It lasts for 24 hours on your stories and you can also download it to add to YouTube, or to post on IGTV. Instagram Live also allows you to go live with another person so it is great for doing interviews or collaborating with other brands or individuals. Check out this blog to learn how to go live on Instagram.

IRIS (BAMBUSER)

Bumbuser helps users to live stream all impressive videos directly from their DV camera, Computer’s webcam and mobile phone. IRIS can be used to live stream videos directly to Muspace, WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook, etc.

  • It allows users to live stream all events for free and this free service is completely social media-friendly.
  • You will be able to get integrated online storage, sharing buttons and geotagging with this platform.

LIVE

Live is a live streaming app that works on Windows and Mac computers, iOS devices, and internet-capable cameras (including GoPro). Live lets users run simultaneous streaming sessions; you can host a Facebook Live session and YouTube stream at the same time through a central dashboard, making it easier to reach multiple audiences concurrently.

LIVESTREAM

Livestream is a widely used live streaming platform that can accept inputs from cameras, smartphones, webcams, and camcorders. This platform offers a large variety of media players, video tools, sharing features and embedding options so that you can easily stay connected to your potential audience.

  • Livestream offers a perfect solution for software, hardware, and production products so that end to end communication can be achieved.
  • Users can easily upload videos directly from their iPad or iPhone to all popular websites like Twitter and Facebook etc.
  • There is a chat option to easily boost engagement.
  • You can subscribe to a basic plan for $42/month.

PERISCOPE

If you are looking for a live streaming application that is perfectly integrated with Twitter, Periscope is your friend. Periscope is loved by users for its intuitive interface and video replay feature.

  • Once you go live then you will start receiving notifications about followers, comments and new joining.
  • You can set video replay settings for all your broadcasted videos so that viewers can enjoy them later.
  • You can access replays continuously for 24 hours and can delete them anytime.
  • Users are able to broadcast videos to the targeted audience as well as on Twitter.
  • It is available for free.

TWITCH

It is a popular live streaming platform as well as an on-demand video platform that assists users to watch anything they like directly from their console and PC. It provides access to all-powerful platforms for the fastest live streaming. Twitch is most popular among gamers, but recently more non gaming brands have been using twitch to broaden their live streaming network.

  • It is rated as an interactive live streaming platform that offers amazing services.
  • The basic account is available for free and it can be created directly from Facebook.
  • For the turbo account, you need to pay $4.99 every month.
  • Users will be able to enjoy the ad-free experience on this platform.

USTREAM:

This platform allows users to broadcast their live events as well as shows online. There are a multitude of social media buttons that can easily be accessed for fast interfacing and make video sharing much simpler. You can watch as well as search for any video content online using this tool even without login.

  • It is popularly used by marketers, teams, and broadcasters.
  • It hosts more than 2 million videos live per month and the list also includes some big names like BusinessBlueprint.com and NASATV.
  • Users can add graphics, guests, and presentations without facing any complexity over the interface.
  • You are able to get impressive online support for all troubles which stay available 24×7 hours.
  • The paid plan starts with a payment of $99/month.

XSPLIT FREE

Marketed as broadcasting software for both live streaming video and video gameplay, XSplit is a solid choice for broadcasting your next event.

YOUNOW

Marketed toward a younger, indie crowd, YouNow is a versatile, free app for your computer, Android, iPhone, iPad, and now-vintage iPod.

YOUTUBE LIVE

YouTube Live is a free tool offered to all Google and YouTube users that allows up to ten broadcasters to participate simultaneously. Once you go live, anyone with the link can view your live stream.

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