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November 10, 2021

Streamlabs Desktop System Requirements

Get the minimum and recommended PC requirements for streaming with Streamlabs Desktop.

There are very few minimum system requirements needed to run Streamlabs Desktop. However, depending on the types of streaming you plan to do, the guidelines below will help you determine if your computer is up to the task. 

Minimum requirements:

Operating System: Either Windows 10 or macOS 10.14 or higher


While the minimum requirements may work well for you if you primarily host Just Chatting streams on Twitch, if you want to stream games or digital art creation or use animated overlays, advanced plugins or other features to enhance your stream, we recommend the following minimum specs for your streaming PC.



RAM: 16GB+

Storage: 512GB SSD or more

Internet: Ethernet connection. Also review what upload speeds you need for live streaming (3.6 Mbps or better) and our tips on bitrate settings.

Once your PC meets the requirements for the type of streaming you want to do, check out the University guide on the equipment you need to stream for tips on the best webcams, mics and more to give your stream a professional look and feel. Ready to start streaming? Download Streamlabs Desktop and get started in minutes.

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About Streamlabs

Founded on the belief that we want to help creators make a living do what they love, Streamlabs provides a robust suite of features to help creators better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Building on this mission, Streamlabs is expanding its product with 1) Melon, our browser-based streaming studio, 2) Willow, an all-in-one bio link tool, 3) Oslo, a video review and collaboration tool. And 4) Crossclip, the easiest way to convert Twitch clips to videos for TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts.

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