Best LIVE STREAM Software for PC / WINDOWS

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Streaming in India have become extremely popular with thousands streaming games online on YouTube everyday, and with money and fame it offers, its natural that some of you might be trying to start a steaming channel of your own. Live streaming on YouTube is very simple and anyone with right hardware and software can stream like professional streamers very easily.

Before staring the list of top game streaming software lets talk about few hardware requirements of streaming software’s. With the following requirements you can easily stream to YouTube or other streaming platform.

Minimum requirement for streaming games on YouTube

An Intel Core i5-4670 or an AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) processing unit with equivalent ability.

8GB.

A graphics card running DirectX 10 or above.

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Now lets start our list of top streaming software for PC. This list is made with keeping in mind beginner friendly nature from the start to advance and professional software at the bottom.

Best Live Game Stream Software For Pc

1. 1AVStreamer

1avstreamer

1AVStreamer is the first live stream software in our list and it is the most beginner friendly in our list it uses RTMP protocol through which you can easily broadcast your stream across thousands of users unlike
most software it has a bit boring looking UI but believe me this software get things done. It has a very simple navigation and comes with predefined setting so you don’t have to setup much while installing.

Pros: ?
  • Free to use for most features.
  • Easy to use.
  • Low system requirements.

CONS: ?
  • Old UI
  • Don’t have advanced features.
  • I don’t recommend it for pro streamers.

System Requirements for 1AVStreamer:

  • OS :- Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 and 10/32 and 64-bits.
  • Processor :- Intel 1.3GHz.
  • Memory :- 120MB HDD.
  • Ram :-256MB.
  • Resolution :- Minimum screen resolution of 800×600.

2. Wirecast Studio

wirecast studio
wirecast studio

Wirecast Studio is a powerful studio it comes with a ton of features like – connect multiple cameras, add scoreboards, graphics and you can have multiple remote guests in your stream. You can easily pre-record videos and directly upload them to Facebook or YouTube. It comes with a better interface that 1AVstreamer and similarly easy to use but unlike 1AVStreamer it is a paid only software though 1 month is free but after that you have to buy premium version starting from for $249 which is bit costly “I personally think so”.

PROS: ?
  • Can stream 1080p @ 60 FPS easily.
  • Facebook Live Integration.
  • Customer Support.

CONS: ?
  • Its paid.
  • Requires high data speed for 60fps ie upto 25MBPs.

System Requirements for Wirecast Studio:

  • Intel Core i5 CPU @ 2.5 Ghz or higher recommended for 720p streaming @ 30 fps.
  • Intel Core i7 CPU @ 3.0Ghz or higher recommended for 1080p streaming @ 30fps.
  • OS :-Windows 7 or higher.
  • Memory :- 2GB HDD.
  • Ram :- 4GB RAM

3. OBS Studio

obs studio

OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software) is the most popular software in our list and most streamers also recommend it for YouTube streaming. Most amazing feature of OBS studio is its open source environment hence most of its advance features are available for free. OBS can broadcast profession looking streams without any glitches to multiple platforms like YouTube and Twitch. OBS also supports amazing plugin library with tons of useful plugins. While it can be a bit difficult for beginner to setup all the configuration but thanks to its popularity there are tons of tutorials available online.

PROS: ?
  • Its Free ?.
  • Powerful configuration option.
  • Streamlined settings panel.
  • Multiple video sources filters.

CONS: ?
  • Difficult to setup for beginners.
  • The UI can be improved.

System Requirements for OBS Studio:

  • AMD FX series or Intel i5 2000-series processor (dual or 4-core preferable) or higher.
  • OS :-Windows 7 or higher.
  • Memory :- 2GB HDD.
  • Ram :- 4GB.

4. StreamLabs OBS

streamlabs obs

It is also free to use like OBS. Streamlabs maker of Streamlabs OBS took OBS studio code and improved it. It is a really solid software which can fulfill all your streaming needs. Most of its features are same as OBS with easy installation and straightforward navigation. It has better functionality and streamline design. If you don’t like OBS design you can check it out.

PROS: ?
  • Its Free ?.
  • Better user experience.
  • Some increased functionality.

CONS: ?
  • Copy of OBS Studio.

System Requirements for OBS Studio:

  • AMD FX series or Intel i5 2000-series processor (dual or 4-core preferable) or higher.
  • OS :-Windows 7 or higher.
  • Memory :- 2GB HDD.
  • Ram :- 4GB.

Note Lightroom runs in browser.

Lightstream Studio

lightstream mixer

Lightstream Mixer as the name suggest is for low end devices. But don’t get fooled by its name it can easily broadcast at 720p most of the time thought sometime users have experienced some audio problems beyond 720p. It has nice interface can low end games can be streamed through it. But it lacks advance functionality

PROS: ?
  • Its Free ?.
  • Supports low end devices.
  • Low memory consumption.

CONS: ?
  • It runs on browser.
  • Its for low end devices.

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