Lightstream Acquires StreamJar and Launches Rainmaker to Bring Live Streaming Sponsorships to the Masses

Micro-sponsorships on the Rainmaker platform will give brands access to creators with highly-engaged audiences of any size, empowering the 99% of live streamers who have not previously had access to sponsorships.   CHICAGO, July 16, 2020 – Lightstream, an innovator in cloud-native live streaming technology, is announcing the launch of Rainmaker (rainmaker.gg), a data-driven service […]

We’re changing our ‘Free Tier’

When we launched paid plans in February, we included a Free Trial plan designed for users who were new to streaming and wanted to try out the product before making a purchase. In the Free Trial, Studio features were limited and users could only stream for up to 4 hours per month. After careful consideration, […]

Stream your Xbox or Playstation to Twitch with Overlays and Alerts

Hi everyone, you can now use the Twitch Xbox App or Playstation Twitch integration to stream to Lightstream and then to Twitch. A small change to your network settings can redirect your stream from the Twitch Xbox app or Playstation Twitch integration to stream to Lightstream first and then to your Twitch channel with overlays, […]

Changelogs: July 2020

July 29th Changelog Improvements Made improvements to our systems to increase stability of broadcasts Fixes Resolved an edge case where the broadcasts of users with weaker connections would end unexpectedly Streams will now time out properly and end when a user’s console suddenly disconnects from the internet while broadcasting Deleting your Lightstream account will now […]

Lightstream Studio Pricing Updates

Starting today, you’ll see some changes to our Lightstream Studio plans. In an effort to simplify our offerings, we’ve eliminated the Professional plan. All features from the Professional plan have been moved into our Creator plan. Now, with the Creator plan, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the great features Lightstream Studio offers […]

A Letter To The Mixer Community

Hey Mixer community, First, I’m so sorry. Mixer shutting down is a huge blow to all creators. Like you, we put so much of our time, energy and love into this community. My heart breaks for all the creators who will have to rebuild on a different platform. Since the moment we heard the news […]

Customize your Live Stream with Overlay Design

Through live streaming, you can create any experience you want, right from your home. It’s pretty magical how a few simple changes to your screen can transform a broadcast. We put our heads together to share some of our favorite pointers and resources for making really good looking streams. Common Design Elements We intentionally built […]

Changelogs: June 2020

June 25th Changelog New Features Mixer Integration Multistreaming Users can now stream to a second destination from their Mixer Project to help transition their audience to a new home. Improvements [STUDIO PROJECTS] Green Room will now properly load its interface before requesting access to mic’s and cameras from guests (This fixes instances where a user […]

Live Streaming Tips from the Lightstream Crew

Everyone who works at Lightstream believes in the power of creators and helping them see their vision come to life. That’s why we’re all so invested in live streaming. Starting a live stream may seem daunting at first, but here are tips from the Lightstream Crew when you go live. Don’t stress about not being […]