Are you going to start streaming on your Chromebook?
In this case, you will need additional software because some features typical for streaming platforms may be absent on ChromeOS.
Below we propose to consider three of the best products that offset these inconveniences.
Before we get into the review, let’s highlight the key criteria to look out for when choosing streaming software for your Chromebook:
- Ability to run through a web browser
- User friendliness
- Work stability
- Wealth of functionality
- Price policy
Now that you know what to look out for when looking for live streaming software, it’s time to find out which three products got our highest rating on all of these criteria.
If you’re looking for top Chromebook streaming software, you won’t find anything better than Gyre.pro.
This product will help you to launch continuous pre-recorded live videos on YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
Gyre’s streaming software was designed to help creators grow key channel metrics in a simple and secure way while adhering to the platform’s rules and respecting the privacy of personal data.
All in all, it promotes channels and guarantees traffic growth with minimal investment from content creators.
Let’s check its other features:
- It helps to create and run streams without using channel data
- You can transfer traffic from the stream to your new videos, promoting all content on your profile
- The max stream length is 4 (!!!) hours while some platforms may restrict you for 1 hour only
- While streaming with Gyre, you can use your social media account as usual – for conversation, watching another content, or something else
- You can use pre-recorded content for live streaming and, what’s more, even loop it to maximize its duration
- You can restart your stream as many times as needed to get the maximum length of your stream
- You can run up to 8 streams at once at multiple platforms
- You do not need a stable Internet connection
Looks great, doesn’t it? So what’s about its pricing model? Here is available a free 7-day trial (for 1 stream and with 20GB storage), Start version (for 1 stream and with 35GB storage) for $49.00 per month, Start+ version (for 4 streams and with 75GB storage) for $99.00 per month, and Pro+ version (for 8 streams and with 150GB storage) for $169.00 per month.
Melon is another great live streaming web app that lets you livestream directly from your browser (which means you don’t have to install anything on your Chromebook).
Here are the key features of this software:
- Ability to stream multiple streams on multiple different platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and LinkedIn
- Screen sharing
- Branding and personalization of streams
- Recording and uploading pre-recorded content
- Stream scheduling
- Viewing of stream chats from any social platforms during the broadcasts
- Donations that give content creators the ability to earn income from their live streams
Along with this, this solution has its drawbacks: it automatically deletes files even in the paid version after 15-30 days and also has a rather confusing user interface.
And finally, a few words about pricing: it starts at $12.5 per month (for a Standard version) and ends at $37.50 per month (for a Pro version). Also, here’s a free trial version.
And finally, meet the third software from our list – Loom. Let’s take a look at its main features:
- Screen recording
- Ability to leave time-based comments and emoji reactions
- Video storing
- Ability to upload Zoom and Google Meet recordings
- Commenting and leaving reactions to boost audience engagement
- Auto displaying Loom videos in Slack and Microsoft Teams
As for the shortcomings, some users note certain difficulties in using basic functions such as starting and ending video streaming.
Now for the pricing: there’s a free version for individuals (up to 25 videos per person and up to 5 mins per video), a Business version for $12.50 per month (unlimited videos and unlimited recording length), and an Enterprise version with an individually calculated price for each client.
In general, each of the above solutions has both disadvantages and advantages, so the final decision on which is better is up to you.
However, we hope that this material has helped you to highlight the key features of each of the products, and now you will be able to get the most out of your online social activity.