Streamlabs

RATING:

4.3

(49)

About Streamlabs

Streamlabs is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses broadcast and stream personalized content across multiple social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitch and more. Professionals can use the dashboard to select specific themes from the built-in library and add gaming tools across ongoing streams. Streamlabs comes with an Alert Box widget, which allows organizations to display pop-up alerts for new follow requests, subscriptions, participants and more. Content creators can use the mobile application to remotely conduct live streams and communicate with participants via chats. Additionally, supervisors can use the media sharing widget to request videos or songs from viewers and play them during the live stream. Streamlabs enables businesses to add rolling cr...

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Streamlabs Reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Streamlabs

1 - 5 of 49 Reviews

User Profile

Michelle

Verified reviewer

Internet, 1 employee

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2022

Anyone Can LiveStream With StreamLabs

Overall, we have used, and continue to use Streamlabs OBS fo streaming our band concerts. We found it very easy to integrate multiple cameras and set up ReStream.io feeds.

PROS

What I enjoyed most about this software was how comprehensive the functionality is! It's got a lot of features that are honestly astonishing to find in free software. The Prime version adds even more to it.

CONS

What I liked least about Streamlabs OBS was being able to find the functions I needed. I struggled locating things in the interface because I didn't "get" the iconography. Once I figured out where all the tools were hiding and learned the lingo, I was good to go.

Reason for choosing Streamlabs

I liked the interface and the "marketplace" selection of themes and overlays offered with Streamlabs version - it was also easier to find support online for Streamlabs' fork of OBS (back when I started using it, it was just a fork.)

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Arturo

Verified reviewer

Marketing and Advertising, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2022

The OBS for the not so "technical" ones

The overall experience can be summarized in that if you want to live stream content for any platform. You want to save the technical steps and want to drag and drop valuable widgets for your streams, you should choose Streamlabs, because of the level of simplicity of being able to stream and how easy it is to interact with your audience with this software. Happy streaming!

PROS

Streamlabs is the platform that I would recommend to anyone to stream content to one or several platforms, due to its versatility and how easy it is to stream live and let the platform adjust all the technical aspects with just one button. The software interface is very user-friendly, as it has this section to add widgets, where you can put either the chat, objectives, what game you are streaming, goals for the channel, etc. It's an OBS for non-techies.

CONS

Now, it is true that I personally prefer OBS more, because of the customization you can create for your streams. I say this because, in Streamlabs, you can achieve customization for the stream, but not as "technical" so to speak, as in OBS. Another thing, let's see Streamlabs as if it were google chrome, we have this incredible browser that does everything in a hyper-fast way, but you sacrifice the resources of your computer. The same thing happens with Streamlabs, it uses too much CPU which can overload your computer tasks and not achieve an efficient stream. So, if you have a reasonably powerful computer, you won't have that much of a problem in this section.

Reasons for switching to Streamlabs

For the level of customization you can do to your streams, and for how effective it is to be able to make customizable settings depending on the needs of your computer.

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Steven

Verified reviewer

Computer Games, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Streamlabs Desktop for The Gaming Guy/Gal

Streamlabs Desktop is awesome! I love the ability to switch out Webcams when needed for streaming. The integration is smooth when adding hardware and revising the setup on the fly when needed,

PROS

The ease on setup and installation of the software.

CONS

I haven't had any negative experiences as of yet with Streamlabs desktop

Reasons for switching to Streamlabs

Easier tutorials, Gamecaster was no longer being supported so I was forced to figure out an easier less cumbersome streaming software platform.

Anonymous

10,000+ employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed June 2022

Made Stream Unwatchable, App Is Buggy Mess

Streamlabs ruined my stream for the duration of time that I used it. It is a bloated ungodly program that takes avantage of the open source code for OBS and uses it to create an unwieldly product that looks pretty at first glance but which does a worse job than vanilla OBS itself. With vanilla OBS, my stream is smooth. With Streamlabs, it is laggy and absolutely unwatchable, to the point where I would often just turn my stream off and give up. I wish I had realized earlier that the solution was just to go back to vanilla OBS, use the Streamelements plugin instead, and watch my problems disappear. Here's my stream with Streamlabs on [SENSITIVE CONTENT] And here it is on [SENSITIVE CONTENT] immediately after I stopped using Streamlabs and went back to vanilla OBS with the StreamElements plugin: [SENSITIVE CONTENT]. This is actually a stream of the local recording I had made while TRYING to stream initially on [SENSITIVE CONTENT], so it's literally a direct comparison of the same video content While I was using Streamlabs OBS, I would constantly experience dropped frames (often in a stream that went on for a couple of hours, 29% of the frames would be dropped) causing my stream to be an ugly laggy mess that I sure know I wouldn't want to watch. Like a fool, I chased the internet company, thinking my upload speeds were the problem, but they were not. It was Streamlabs bloated program running a million processes related to features I wasn't using.

PROS

it has all of the fun toys and alertboxes and bots that Streamelements would have

CONS

29% dropped frames consistently for months. Unwatchable App updates would cause things like the Start Recording button to stop working Too bloated, way too CPU heavy Customer support is trash

Reasons for switching to Streamlabs

As soon as I started using vanilla OBS with the Streamelements plugin, all my dropped frames/CPU usage/broken app problems went away

L'Nai

Entertainment, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2021

I love streamlabs!

Overall, I love Streamlabs as my tool for streaming on Twitch. It has everything I want it to have and is likely going to get the things I want it to have overtime going by their own updates. Highly recommended for new and old streamers.

PROS

I've been using Streamlabs for the majority of my gaming hobby. Though I did and still do use OBS for non-gaming streaming, Streamlabs just had a nicer look, offered more, and felt, overall, more put together. The settings also feel a lot more clean and easier to find.

CONS

It doesn't, yet, offer recording the game and camera separately, requiring them to be connected in the recording, which isn't always fun for editing.

Reasons for switching to Streamlabs

Streamlabs was easier to use and looked nicer.