Download Live Broadcasting - Best Software & Apps

  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    1743 votes
    • PROS: Lots of channels to choose from, Organized by categories, Create and broadcast your programs
    • CONS: Streaming quality and consistency varies wildly, Gives no error log for those channels that won't stream, A lot of non-US content
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    7
    70 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • Pluto TV: 100+ Free Channels

    0.1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Pluto TV is a free online television service broadcasting over 100 live channels full of TV shows, movies and Internet video

    9
    13 votes
    • Wirecast

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      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily create your own webcasts

      7
      123 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use and understand, Offers professional webcast production, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media server
      • CONS: May not support all camera or DV types, Can be inflexible when changing input sources, Annoying "demonstration" message plays while you test it, Requires Quicktime already installed
    • XSplit Broadcaster

      2.8.1607.1936

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing video and audio streaming tool

      8
      31 votes
      • PROS: Simple, easy-to-understand interface, Effective combination of video sources, Good value for money
      • CONS: Doesn't work well with all capture cards
    • Wirecast

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      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Excellent professional live web streaming solution

      6
      26 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use and understand for a broadcasting app, Excellent for webcasting, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media servers
      • CONS: May not support all web cameras or DV types, Only works with QuickTime
    • NOW TV

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      NOW TV App

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      No votes yet
      • PROS: Access to your NOW TV account from anywhere, Simple to use and free to download
      • CONS: Playback can be a little slow on some devices, Requires a subscription after 14 days
    • BIGO LIVE - Live Broadcasting

      1.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      BIGO LIVE is a live video streaming social network.

      6
      5 votes
      • Active WebCam

        11.4

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Broadcast live video from your webcam

        7
        401 votes
        • PROS: Includes time stamps on video, Records password protected video clips, Includes audio broadcasting, Has a motion detection feature
        • CONS: User interface appears a bit dated, Occasional bugs freeze program up
      • SparkoCam

        1.3.4

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use Canon PowerShot and DSLR as webcam.

        8
        48 votes
        • Procaster

          1.0.53

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Design & photography program for Windows

          7
          26 votes
          • BitTorrent Live

            Beta 0.4.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac
            Android

            A Free Downloading program for Windows

            8
            8 votes
            • Twitch

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Android
              iPhone

              A Unique Video Game Live-Streaming Platform

              10
              3 votes
              • PROS: A unique concept, Compatible with a range of gaming titles
              • CONS: Age-inappropriate content could be an issue, Too much in-app advertising
            • Mixlr

              License
              buy
              Platform
              Web Apps

              A trial version web app, by Mixlr

              7
              134 votes
              • BoinxTV

                1.9.3

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Turn your Mac into a broadcasting studio

                5
                1 vote
                • PROS: Suitable for aspiring broadcasters, Ideal for Macbook Pro owners, Very powerful mixing desk
                • CONS: Complicated to get to grips with, Only works on Macs with high-end graphics cards
              • QuickTime Broadcaster

                1.5.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Mac

                Broadcast your event live with Quicktime, an Apple Standard.

                7
                4 votes
                • PROS: Feature rich broadcasting software for free, Presets for novice streamers as well as advanced features for professionals all bundled together in one package, Support for streaming to 3G phone service for effective distribution to mobile devices
                • CONS: As an apple product, supports mostly apple hardware and not recommended to use with PC, Last updated release was quite some time ago
              • Live Internet TV server

                1.1

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Arranging the broadcasting TV channels into the Internet have...

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                No votes yet
                • Lightstream

                  1.0

                  License
                  free
                  Platform
                  Web Apps

                  Free video studio for broadcasting live streams online

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: No complicated set-up or technical experience required, No costs involved to get started
                  • CONS: Several more powerful features require local client installation and Pro account, Some of the more useful features still under development
                • FOX NOW - Watch Full Episodes and Stream Live TV

                  2.16.6

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  iPhone

                  A Free program for iPhone‚ by FOX Broadcasting

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                  No votes yet
                  • V – Live Broadcasting  App

                    Varies with device

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Android

                    A Free program for Android‚ by NAVER Corp.

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                    No votes yet
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