Live streaming software is more prevalent and user-friendly than ever. Fortunately, there are also many great low-cost (or even free) options available for those getting started with live streaming. Here’s a roundup of nine live streaming software options to consider for your church:

#1 –Ecamm – Mac only
#2 – Livestream
#3 – OBS
#4 – Restream
#5 – SocialLive
#6 – Streamyard
#7 – Streamlabs OBS
#8 – vMix
#9 – VideoLinq

#1 – Ecamm – Mac only

With Ecamm Live you can easily create professional live-stream broadcasts right from your Mac. Add logos, titles, lower thirds, and graphics, share your screen, drop in video clips, bring on interview guests, use a green screen, and so much more. 

Capterra Review | Pricing: Standard ($15/month), Pro ($32/month) 

#2 – Livestream

Livestream is a live streaming solution that helps businesses broadcast live, create layered graphics, pre-recorded videos, and more. It offers the ability to privatize events and monetize the live stream while offering unlimited events, storage, and viewers. 

Capterra Review | Pricing: $75/month

#3 – OBS

OBS is free, open-source software for video recording and live streaming.  You can download it and start streaming on Windows, Mac, or Linux. It features high-performance real-time video/audio capturing, with an intuitive audio mixer, powerful and easy to use configurations, and a streamlined settings panel. Additionally, OBS supports all your favorite streaming platforms and more. 

Capterra Review | Pricing: Free

#4 – Restream

Restream allows you to reach and engage with your audiences, while multistreaming to multiple social platforms at the same time. You get access to over 30+ social networks, a scheduling option, a chat feature for your audience to engage, and analytics to measure your success. 

Pricing: Standard ($16/month), Professional ($41/month) 

#5 – SocialLive

Socialive is the complete enterprise video platform that makes it easy to capture, create, and distribute video. This live streaming software allows for access control, audience analytics, audience engagement, customizable branding, live streaming production, moderation, multiple camera feeds, multistreaming, session recording, and split/multi-screen options. 

Pricing: Connect with a representative for a demo and price quote. 

#6 – Streamyard

With StreamYard you can quickly create engaging content with guests, show on-screen comments/lower thirds, and brand your broadcasts with themes, overlays, and backgrounds. You don’t need to know anything about technology or streaming to get started. Even though StreamYard is simple, techy folks love how powerful it is under the hood, and how effective it is for streaming group discussions.

Capterra Review | Pricing: Free Option, Basic ($20/month), Professional ($39/Month) 

#7 – Streamlabs OBS

Streamlabs OBS is a free professional open broadcaster software for live streaming and recording.  It offers a layout editor to personalize your live streaming software with drag and drop elements to create a unique UI, along with, selective recording, a replay buffer, and a game overlay. 

Pricing: Free

#8 – vMix

vMix is software that allows you to create professional-quality productions on your own computer at a fraction of the cost. vMix gives you the power to add multiple cameras, videos, images, audio, web streams, Powerpoint, titles, virtual sets, chroma key, and much more to your production. Plus, you are then able to display, record, and live stream your production all at the same time!

Capterra Review  | Pricing: Basic HD options begin at $60 a month. 

#9 – VideoLinq

Videolinq helps broadcasters live stream, engage, and collect audience data on multiple social media platforms. In a few clicks, VideoLinq live streams 1080p HD quality video from one source to many social media networks and streaming service providers. They also offer closed captioning and scheduling services. 

Capterra Review | Pricing: Starter ($15/month), Professional ($100/month) or Enterprise ($500/month)

Below is a list of articles we’ve published in the past on this topic:

Small Church Live Streaming

Live Streaming Trends for Churches

12 Live Streaming Providers to Consider

SwitcherStudio Multi-Camera Live Streaming Platform [Review]