Popular online streaming software Streamlabs is finally coming to macOS in open beta, bringing a plethora of tools to help Mac users interact more effectively with their audiences.
The software, Streamlabs OBS, will go into open beta and provide dozens of customizable features and tools for creating professional shows on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook.
The switch to macOS is welcome, as the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many professionals, such as musicians, teachers, artists and community leaders, to go digital to communicate with their audiences. Streaming offers a more personal way to connect with others compared to other digital means, such as social media and prerecorded video.
Over 20 million streamers all use Streamlabs on Windows, a community made up primarily of gamers. The move to macOS could potentially extend the Streamlabs community to creative professionals who prefer to use Apple products.
“Our goal is to bring the best live streaming tools to everyone,” said Ali Moiz, CEO of Streamlabs. “Creating tools for the growing community of live streamers, musicians, artists and teachers on the Mac allows us to help them succeed while expanding our product offerings to an even greater scale.”
Streamlabs offers many features to help users manage their feeds, including custom donation alerts, widgets, selective registration and over 250 premium overlay themes. An integrated chat window also allows streamers to keep an eye on what viewers are saying during broadcasts.