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6 Best Live Streaming Platforms in 2021 25 November 2021

 

A live video streaming platform is one of the most important tools broadcasters require to market their brand. However, searching for a suitable and stable live streaming platform becomes a tedious job for broadcasters with so many live streaming services available in the industry. To make the job of live streamers easy,  we have compiled a list of the top 6 live streaming platforms in 2021 in this blog.

 

List of 6 Best Live Streaming Platforms in 2021:

 

Muvi Live

Muvi Live is a feature-rich video live streaming platform that provides ultra low latency live streaming solutions for enterprises. Be it streaming online sports events or town halls, Muvi Live ensures fastest and high-quality live streaming across multiple devices through live cloud encoding. Built for enterprises, Muvi Live partners with a top-tier and scalable CDN to reliably stream high video quality content to huge audiences for live event streaming.

 

 

Its built-in multiple monetization options are a special attraction for enterprises who want to monetize their content by opting from its varied content monetization models including PPV, subscriptions. Despite the live streaming platform being loaded with high-end features, Muvi Live offers competitive pricing policies.

 

Features:

Pros:

 

Cons:

  • No China video delivery

Also Read: Best Live Streaming Apps for Mobile Broadcasting

 

Brightcove Live

Brightcove Live is a broadcast-grade, cloud based live video streaming service from Boston-based company Brightcove. Brightcove has been one of the oldest OTT players in the market and has earned quite a reputation in terms of its products and services. Its product offerings focus on cloud encoding, live streaming, and VOD (video on demand) hosting.

 

 

Features:

 

  1. Fully featured live streaming at scale
  2. Live stream to multiple devices and platforms
  3. Global content delivery platform
  4. Ad supported live streams
  5. Integrated Live to VOD asset creation
  6. AES-128 stream encryption
  7. Low latency control

Pros:

 

  • Robust analytics
  • CRM integration

Cons:

 

  • Only ad-based live streaming
  • High pricing point
  • No China video delivery

 

Dacast

Dacast is a leading live streaming platform that also offers video-on-demand services. The live streaming platform offers hosting, monetizing and live broadcasting options at an enterprise level. It’s a customizable and robust online video platform that helps global companies scale and monetize their online video content.

 

Features:

  • ABR supported streaming
  • Global CDN services
  • Password protected hosting and AES encryption
  • Low latency streaming
  • Ad-free streaming
  • Analytics support

Pros:

  • Live encoding
  • Multi-user access (MUA) on Scale and Custom plans
  • Multiple monetization options
  • China video hosting

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • Requires technical knowledge to get hands-on on the CMS

 

IBM Cloud Video

Formally known as UStream, IBM Cloud Video was founded in 2007. IBM cloud video offers a live streaming platform as one of its prime products. Built for enterprises, IBM uses a scalable CDN to reliably stream high video quality content to huge audiences for live event streaming.

 

Features:

  • Adaptive bitrate streaming
  • Scalable CDN
  • Enterprise live video streaming
  • Monetization
  • Live video production services

Pros:

  • Feature-rich live streaming platform
  • Reliable live streaming platform
  • China video hosting

Cons:

  • Mostly suitable for large enterprises
  • Additional fees are required in order to stream above 720p resolution

 

Wowza

Founded in 2005, Wowza is a live streaming software that uses cloud encoding to deliver live streams to multiple devices. Wowza offers two main products, the Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza video streaming services. Wowza streaming engine is usually used for self-hosted streaming. Wowza video streaming services, however, come with the Wowza Streaming Cloud offering that aims at providing low-latency content access to global audiences.

 

 

Features:

  • Cloud live streaming platform
  • Multiple device live streaming
  • 4K streaming
  • Live stream recording
  • Ad-based monetization
  • Video security 

Pros:

  • Cross-device live streaming
  • Mobile screen support
  • China video delivery

Cons:

  • Video Monetization Tools
  • Multiple camera feed is not supported
  • Event scheduling option is not available

 

Vimeo Livestream

Vimeo is a video streaming platform that offers both live streaming and on-demand video services. In 2017, Vimeo acquired the Livestream platform. Vimeo’s live streaming platform allows customers to stream ad-free, broadcast-level video in 1080p HD and offers solutions for both beginners and enterprise level. Vimeo has a range of both proprietary hardware and software services for live streaming.

 

 

Features:

  • High-quality video streaming
  • 1080p HD streaming
  • Robust security
  • Scalable platform
  • Abr supported streaming

Pros:

  • Lots of live engagement tools are offered
  • Unlimited events and viewers
  • Ad-free streaming

 

Cons:

  • No China video delivery

 

Wrapping Up,

There are many live streaming platforms available in the industry today. The one you select from this wide range would depend on what features you are looking for, the target audience you want to cater to, and your budget. If you are looking for a feature-rich, customizable white label live streaming platform, we would recommend you to take advantage of Muvi Live’s 14-Day Free Trial to take a test drive of our enterprise-grade live video platform.

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Sreejata Basu
Sreejata is Senior Content Writer for Muvi’s Marketing unit. She is a passionate writer with a background in English Literature and music. By week Sreejata spends her time in the corporate world of Muvi, but on weekends she likes to take short hiking trips, watch movies and read interesting travelogues.

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