Owncast on desktop and mobile

Owncast is a free and open source live video and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software.

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Self hosted and Independent

Have complete control and ownership over your stream, allowing you to create the content and community you want.


The frictionless built-in chat allows your viewers to be a part of the action. Include custom emotes and build chat bots to encourage engagement from your viewers.

Works with your software

Point your existing broadcasting software at your Owncast server and begin streaming on your own server in minutes.

The Fediverse

Your live stream can reach a wider audience on The Fediverse, allowing people to follow and share your stream on Mastodon and other Fediverse services.

See how others are using Owncast and what they're saying.

Streams live right now

Visit the Owncast Directory to discover more streams.



Help support the project by making a contribution at  OpenCollective.

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These organizations support Owncast via non-monetary support and services.