Today Streamlabs is unveiling Collab Cam at TwitchCon Amsterdam. This new free feature lets streamers invite a guest to live streams and recordings without leaving Streamlabs Desktop. Collab Cam works for YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Trovo, and custom RTMP destinations. Visit our landing page to sign up and request access to the closed beta.
Collab Cam is integrated directly with Streamlabs Desktop, making it simple to add a guest to your stream in a few clicks without you or your guests having to download or install any extra software. We’ve been working to bring this to Streamlabs for six months, and it incorporates infrastructure we’ve developed over the last two years for Melon, our web-based live streaming solution. Here is how to get started using Collab Cam:
- Add Collab Cam as a source in Streamlabs Desktop.
- Launch Collab Cam and get the unique link to send to your guest to join.
- Your guest clicks the invite link and can join the stream from their mobile phone or web browser.
- After your guest selects their webcam and microphone, the live streamer can add them to their live broadcast, move their camera around the screen, and interact with them in real-time.
“Our recent live streaming industry report revealed that chatting-style streaming formats have been growing rapidly since 2020,” said Ashray Urs, Head of Product at Streamlabs. “The natural evolution of this expanding category is to make it easier than ever to invite guests onto your live stream. With Collab Cam, we wanted to make it as simple and streamlined as possible so that anyone can bring their friends, family, or colleagues into their live stream with just a few clicks.”
While we designed Collab Cam to bring a guest onto your live stream and recording, the option to connect through mobile means you can add a second camera viewpoint. Use your phone or a second camera to easily show off your keyboard, controller, or any other aspect of your stream setup. This opens a world of possibilities for art, cooking, exercise, and other IRL streamers.
To start, Collab Cam will include the ability to invite one guest at a time, but we’re actively working on and plan to support multiple guests and cameras in the future.
To learn more about Collab Cam or sign up for the closed beta, go to https://streamlabs.com/collab-cam.