Download Live Broadcasting - Best Software & Apps

  • SopCast

    1.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Watch live sports and television on your Android phone

    6
    24 votes
    • PROS: Lots of channels, Good video quality for many channels, Allows you to open specific URLs
    • CONS: Badly organized channel listings, Very few US channels
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    6
    18 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
  • Wirecast

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    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Easily create your own webcasts

    7
    104 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
  • 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
    3 votes
    • XSplit Broadcaster

      2.8.1607.1936

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing video and audio streaming tool

      6
      16 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
    • Active WebCam

      11.4

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Broadcast live video from your webcam

      7
      216 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
    • BIGO LIVE - Live Broadcasting

      1.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      BIGO LIVE is a live video streaming social network.

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      • Wirecast

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        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Excellent professional live web streaming solution

        3
        17 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
      • SparkoCam

        1.3.4

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Use Canon PowerShot and DSLR as webcam.

        8
        37 votes
        • 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
        • Procaster

          1.0.53

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Design & photography program for Windows

          5
          20 votes
          • BitTorrent Live

            Beta 0.4.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Android
            Mac

            A Free Downloading program for Windows

            9
            9 votes
            • BoinxTV

              1.9.3

              License
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              Platform
              Mac

              Turn your Mac into a broadcasting studio

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              • 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,
            • Twitch

              3.4

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              iPhone
              Android

              Watch gameplay videos of your favorite video games live

              0
              1 vote
              • PROS: Comfortable interface, Active and well developed gamer community, Hours and hours of video gameplay,
              • CONS: Can't watch replays, No titles for streams, Lots of crashes in our test
            • QuickTime Broadcaster

              1.5.3

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Broadcast your event live with Quicktime, an Apple Standard.

              8
              1 vote
              • 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
            • YouTube Gaming

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              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android

              View Gaming Videos Exclusively

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              • PROS: Dedicated to gaming videos, Videos from more than 25000 games
              • CONS: Ad-supported, Regular content requires download of YouTube app
            • Mixlr

              License
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              Platform
              Web Apps

              A trial version web app, by Mixlr

              8
              70 votes
              • 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
                • Live Internet TV server

                  1.1

                  License
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                  Platform
                  Windows

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

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                  • Clansy | Live Chat Broadcasting

                    1.0.4.0

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Android

                    Live Streaming of Mobile Games and Mobile eSports

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                    No votes yet
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