Technical wizardry optional (although we do love wizards)

Start a simple stream with no software downloads! When you’re ready, install our local client for more powerful features.

The best encoding settings available on your computer are automatically selected. Lightstream monitors for any hiccups in your internet connection and will automatically adjust bitrate to keep your stream from buffering.

Go live on your favorite platforms:

Powerful features that use less power

Our cloud engines take on the majority of the compositing and encoding so your computer doesn’t have to. The latest encoding technologies mean better quality video with less cpu needed.

 

Click to compare performance at these resolutions:
  • 720p 30
  • 720p 60

OBS

XSplit

Gameshow

Lightstream
Facebook live stream

Guest stars with the click of a link

Land a great interview for your show? Want to game with friends? Send a simple link to remotely add their camera to your stream as if you were in the same room.

A remote control for your stream

Stay in the zone – no need to alt-tab out to update your stream. Use your phone or tablet to start, stop, and switch scenes.

Stream with a remote control

Help is just a click away

Just getting started? Have some questions? Reach out anytime with live chat support in the bottom right corner of the editor!

Lightstream Support
Check out our Knowledge base

It’s like an FAQ page on steroids.

Join our Discord community
Connect with our community

Hang out with us on Discord and find others that share your interests.

Take your projects everywhere you go

No more rebuilding your scenes at every show. All you need is a browser and an internet connection. Log in from any computer and access all of your projects, scenes, and assets.

Native support for your favorite streaming tools:
Muxy stream alerts
Streamlabs alerts and donations
Streampro alerts and overlays
Tipeeestream alerts and donations
StreamJar alerts and overlays

How we're different

The Lightstream ecosystem

Lightstream web studio

A live video studio in a browser. Like Google Docs for live video production.

Local client

Captures video sources from your computer. Ultra lightweight and powered by the latest encoding technologies.

Captivate cloud framework

Where the magic happens. We composite your media and video on our servers – sending them off to your final destination.

Tell your story.

No downloads. No technical wizardry. Absolutely free.