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June 14, 2022

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 system requirements:

Operating System: Either Windows 10 or macOS 10.14 or higher

RAM: 8GB

While the minimum requirements may work well for most streamers, if you want to stream resource-intensive games or digital art creation and use animated overlays or advanced plugins, we recommend the following specs for your streaming PC. Depending on the content you're streaming, other programs you have running and your hardware, you may need to adjust your settings for the best performance. Check out our guide on how to optimize your settings in Streamlabs Desktop for additional information.

Recommended system requirements:

Operating System: Either Windows 10 or macOS 10.14 or higher

CPU:

GPU:

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 for 720p at 30 fps for most platforms) 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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