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Using the Livestream Studio USB Dongle

There are three options for purchasing the full version of Livestream Studio: subscribe to a Livestream plan, purchase a Livestream Studio hardware unit (e.g. HD550), or buy Livestream Studio software as a one-time purchase for your own Windows PC.


If you select the third option, you will receive a USB dongle which will give you access to your full studio license. By plugging this dongle into a USB 2.0 port, you'll be able to access all of the paid features of Livestream Studio without the need for a Livestream account.

Livestream Studio hardware units (HD31, HD51, HD550, etc.) do not require an additional software dongle. The license will already be unlocked when you launch Livestream Studio on those systems.

The dongle must be connected to your PC at all times while using Livestream Studio in order to have full access. If you have multiple PC's that require full access to Livestream Studio simultaneously, then you will need one dongle per PC.

We do not support plugging the USB dongle into the USB 3.0 port due to inconsistent results. If you have done this and were able to load Studio successfully, please let us know by contacting us and providing your system's hardware specifications.

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