Streamlabs Desktop is a pillar of the live streaming community, providing an easy way to get started streaming like a professional from your computer. But if you’re interested in playing mobile games, don’t have access to a computer, or simply want to stream on the go, then the Streamlabs mobile app is the perfect solution.
Available on iOS and on Android, the Streamlabs mobile app lets you go live in seconds, right from your phone. Whether you’d like to stream your games or go live in real life (IRL), the app is a powerful free tool to start streaming. It also includes many of the features of Streamlabs Desktop that streamers know and love, like a stream alert box, chat box, custom stream overlays, and the ability to multistream to various platforms.
In this article, we’ll explore:
- Ways to Use Streamlabs Mobile (including multistreaming)
- Streaming to RTMP destinations
- Customizing your mobile stream layout (via Scenes)
Keep reading to learn more.
Ideas for Streaming Using Streamlabs Mobile App
If you’re new to the world of live streaming and looking for ideas for when you finally hit the live button, below are a few to get your creative juices flowing.
Stream Your Mobile Gameplay
Whether you play competitively or just for fun, the Streamlabs mobile app can help you share your gameplay with your fans on the go. Make sure your game is installed on your device and your Streamlabs Mobile app is set to screenshare (check out our mobile game streaming guide if you need to).
Go live IRL (in real life)
Whether you’re a travel vlogger, fitness instructor or want to broadcast while shopping, the Streamlabs mobile app can help. Capture authentic moments in the real world to share with your audience by going live IRL. Even gaming streamers recognize the value of going live IRL as their fans get a more genuine look into the lives and personalities of their favorite creators.
Stream to Multiple Platforms
Multistreaming is one of the most effective ways to grow your channel as a new streamer, doubling or tripling the chance that a viewer finds your stream online. It's never been easier to set up your stream on multiple platforms. Once you’ve clicked inside the Streamlabs Mobile app, you’ll be able to toggle on multistreaming to various platforms if you’re a Streamlabs Ultra subscriber. Ensure you’ve connected all your accounts, and select which platforms you’d like to broadcast to simultaneously.
Streamlabs Mobile App vs Native Live Streaming With Platform
While you could use the platforms’ own streaming apps (e.g., streaming directly from Instagram Live or TikTok), they come with limitations, such as the ability to multistream and customize your stream for alerts and themes. Streamlabs Mobile gives you access to these features plus more. Not to mention that Streamlabs Ultra members are also granted disconnection protection when streaming from a mobile device. That means if your connection fails (which happens so often on mobile devices), your stream will not automatically end.
While you can absolutely stream directly from a platform, using the Streamlabs Mobile app allows you to put professional touches on your stream while managing multiple stream setups in one convenient place.
Can You Use Streamlabs Mobile App With Custom RTMP Destinations?
Yes! If you’re not looking to stream on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, or another built-in connection via the Streamlabs mobile app, you can choose a different platform by selecting a custom RTMP destination. All you need to do is input the server URL and copy your stream key from your platform of choice!
Editing Your Mobile Stream Layout
The Scenes editor in the Streamlabs Mobile app allows you to rearrange how your screen is set up, from the camera and gameplay display to alerts and other widgets. To add elements to your screen, click Layers in the top menu to fully customize your stream's appearance with various on-screen elements. To learn more about customizing your mobile live stream layout, check out our handy tutorial that walks you through it.
Whether you want to stream yourself playing PUBG mobile or stream your band’s latest show, with the Streamlabs mobile app, you can go live in seconds. The app allows you to broadcast your stream or your camera, stream to multiple platforms simultaneously, and customize your channel with alerts, other widgets, and professional mobile themes.
Happy mobile streaming!