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What Equipment Do I Need to Go Live?

Once you have logged in to your account and created an event, you can go live. Livestream offers a few plug-and-play tools to help you go live without needing to worry about what kind of equipment you have.

What you need to go live:


☑️  At least 1 camera with a video capture device, or a webcam
☑️  A high-performance computer
☑️  Internet connection


Missing any of the above requirements? Here are some plug-and-play solutions we offer.


Interested in streaming without lugging around a computer? Livestream Broadcaster Pro

An ideal solution for single-camera streams, the Broadcaster Pro can stream any HDMI camera directly without the need for a computer. All you need is an event page to stream to and an internet connection via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or 4G. Learn more here.


Hosting a large event and need to use multiple cameras? Livestream Studio software

Livestream Studio is a powerful software that allows for switching between multiple cameras, graphic overlays, video playback, high-resolution recording, and multi-bitrate streaming. It will work on Windows 7 or higher. Learn more here.


Not sure if you have all the right hardware? Livestream Studio HD51

The HD51 is a powerful, rack-mountable computer with all the necessary software & hardware pre-installed in order to produce a professional multi-camera event. All you need to do is plug in your HD-SDI or HDMI cameras and launch Livestream Studio to get going. Learn more here.


Taking your show on the road? Livestream Studio HD550

The HD550 is an all-in-one, portable multi-camera solution for producers who tend to travel or have limited space to work with. It includes all the necessary software and hardware pre-installed, so you can plug in your cameras and start streaming. Learn more here.


Do you want to stream from your computer’s webcam? Livestream Producer

Livestream Producer is a free encoding software that works on both Mac and Windows computers. This is ideal for simple webcam or single-camera streams that can also screencapture your desktop. Learn more here.

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