Free live streaming webcams

In this case, we tested the instructions on our own devices and confirmed that the instructions worked. Since many streaming services don’t support direct webcam streaming, this is the only way to stream on some platforms. If your computer doesn’t already have a built-in webcam, you’ll need to attach and set up an external USB webcam before you’ll be able to stream. They tend to range in price depending on their quality.

Open your service’s “Live Stream” section and retrieve your stream key. In order to link your webcam’s stream to your preferred service, you’ll need to retrieve a link that allows you to do so from your service. Live Video, click the Connect tab, and copy the “Stream Key” text box’s contents. Its app icon resembles a three-bladed fan on a black background.

Download Installer, and install it before proceeding. This option is in the upper-left side of the window. On a Mac, click OBS Studio in the upper-left corner of the screen. It’s in the File drop-down menu.

Doing so opens the Settings window. On a Mac, click Preferences in the drop-down menu. You’ll find this on the left side of the window. Both options are at the bottom of the page. This will save your settings and close the window. If you don’t see Apply and OK on a Mac, just close the Preferences window. Add your webcam to the stream.