Live Streaming Gear
Featured products are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn commissions on purchases made from our links; retailers may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. The advent of broadband internet and low-cost video equipment has led to a live streaming boom. It’s easier than ever to turn your living room, bedroom, basement or closet into a production-quality internet TV station. Twitch, the most popular live streaming platform, has more than 92,000 live broadcasts and more than 2.4 million online viewers as I write this (this number increases at night and on weekends). Streaming on Twitch, or its main competitors YouTube TV, Facebook Live, and Instagram is absolutely free. That doesn’t even take into account Zoom meetings, FaceTime, or Skype calls where you interact with colleagues and friends in front of the camera. If you’re building a streaming setup from scratch, or want to upgrade your current one, we’ve rounded up 10 tech accessories that will increase the value of your streaming production. We’ve covered the basics, from the right camera, to lighting and audio equipment you can use in the studio or on the go for long-distance shots. The only thing you need right now is something to say, and someone to share.