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Streaming Software - Selecting the right one
Streaming Software - Selecting the right one

If you want to stream live, you'll need good streaming software. OBS, vMix, or something else? We will help you choose the best one for you!

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Written by Lawson Zeugin
Updated over a week ago

Streaming software, also called an encoder, allows you to create a broadcast with audio and video content and then transmit it over the internet.

Connecting your streaming software to Restream enables you to transmit your stream to multiple platforms at one time!

Most popular streaming software options have a few things in common, like letting you connect a camera and mic, recording video, and some video editing features. But there’s a lot that sets different streaming solutions apart.

Here are a few options that we recommend.

OBS Studio

Free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming.


  • Works on Windows, macOS, and Linux

  • Free and open-source

  • Multi-purpose software


A reliable, desktop streaming app built for professional streamers. 


  • Prebuilt overlays

  • Donation, follower, and subscriber alerts

  • Free to use


Live streaming and recording software that power countless live streams.


  • Advanced stream control

  • Support backing

  • Built-in engagement tools


The award-winning video production software.


  • Unlimited sources

  • Conferences and remote production

  • Replay, scoreboards, and timers


Create professional-quality productions on your own computer at a fraction of the cost.


  • Advanced stream control

  • Support backing

  • Built-in engagement tools

Do you want to go live without streaming software? Try Restream Studio instead! Our streaming studio lets you go live straight from your browser and broadcast to multiple channels simultaneously.

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