Top Features You Need to Help You Start Live Streaming

As you enter the world of live streaming, there is a lot to take in. Between configuring your streaming settings, setting up your channel, crafting a unique online presence, and interacting and engaging with viewers, it can be a bit overwhelming.

At Streamlabs, we know how challenging this initial set up can be. That is why we’ve built a suite of features to give our streamers a one-stop-shop for all of their needs. The features we provide offer a stable foundation to help you get your streaming career off of the ground. Today we are going to discuss some of the top features we recommend to help you create your brand and grow your channel.


As a new streamer, you may be asking yourself which platform you should stream on.


Each platform offers a unique opportunity to engage with a community of viewers. To find out which platform is the right fit for you, we recommend you begin by multistreaming.

Multistream from Streamlabs is the only experience entirely integrated into a popular desktop live streaming tool as a first-party integration. The process to go live is streamlined so that Multistreaming is as simple as linking your account, toggling it on, and going live. Multistream to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and up to two custom RTMP destinations simultaneously.

Visit our website at to learn more about how you use multistreaming to expand your reach and grow your audience.

Set Up A Streamlabs Tip Page

Whether you want to turn live streaming into a career, or you do it just for fun, enabling a tip page on Streamlabs can help you along the way.


Setting up a Streamlabs tip page is one of the easiest ways to start earning an income from streaming. We work with various payment processors, including PayPal, giving you more ways to monetize your channel than anyone else in the industry.

Most importantly, setting up a tip page is completely free and we will never take a cut of the money you receive.

Setting up your tip page only takes a few seconds. Visit our website at to learn more.

Streamlabs App Store

The diverse collection of apps in the App Store enables you to improve the production quality of your stream. The App Store has the tools to help make your stream better — From playing stream-safe music, improving the design of your stream, to interacting with your viewers in new ways.


Visit the App Store at to view our full collection of apps available for Streamlabs Desktop.

Create Custom Alerts

Having alerts is a crucial element of any live broadcast. Think of them as an extension of your brand. They can be completely customized to match your personality or aesthetic.


Having unique alerts will help you stand out from the crowd, keep viewers coming back, and encourage others to interact with your live stream. On-screen alerts are often your viewer’s first impression. We recommend spending time to make them unique and memorable.

Visit the Alert box dashboard on our website here to start customizing your alerts today.

Add a Merch Store

Merch is a great way to connect with your fans, extend your brand, and generate additional income. Streamlabs merch store enables live streamers to customize different products with their own logos and sell them on stream.


Creating a merch store is free to get started. The entire set-up process takes less than 3 minutes, and anyone can sign up today and start selling t-shirts, hoodies, and mugs for free.

If you are a live streamer already making some money, you may want to consider upgrading to Streamlabs Ultra. While our merch feature is free for everyone, Streamlabs Ultra users get access to premium products, the lowest prices, and the highest profit.

Learn more about opening up a merch store by visiting our website at

The features outlined here are just the tip of the iceberg. Streamlabs is full of additional features, all designed to help you build your brand and create more fun and interactive live streams. We recommend visiting the dashboard and playing with all of the features available to you.

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You can download Streamlabs Desktop here.

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