Technical wizardry optional (although we do love wizards)

Lightstream turns your browser into a full streaming studio without the complicated setup. All you need is your built-in webcam and your unique vision.

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

Go live on your favorite platforms
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. Learn more.

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 CPU usage at these resolutions:
  • 720p 30
  • 720p 60

View more details of our benchmark tests.




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Simple, but never basic

Got a handle on the basics? Up your game even further with Lightstream Labs. Get your hands on the latest and most advanced features as they’re ready for testing. We can’t wait to see what you do with them!


Have feedback or an idea for a new Labs feature?

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

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 studio!

Connect with our community

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

Check out our Knowledge base

It’s like an FAQ page on steroids.

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.

MissesMae Twitch livestream
Di3seL Twitch livestream

A remote control for your stream

Stay in the zone – no need to alt-tab out to update your stream. Simply log in with your phone or tablet to start, stop, and switch scenes.
Stream with a remote control

How we're different

The Lightstream ecosystem

Lightstream web studio

A live video studio in a browser great for capturing your webcam. Like Google Docs for live video production.

Local client

Download to capture video 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.