Best of 20 apps for live streaming on mobile Android, iPhone

YouTube, Google TV, and Netflix are the most popular streaming services in the world, but they're not the only ones. There are dozens of other great apps that you can use to watch live TV, movies, and TV shows on your mobile device.

In this article, we'll take a look at 20 of the best live streaming apps for Android and iPhone. We'll cover a variety of apps, from free to paid, and from general-interest to niche. So whether you're looking to watch the latest news, sports, or movies, we've got you covered.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. YouTube YouTube Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 17B+ Personalized recommendations, Content creation and sharing
2. Google TV Google TV Icon Android, iOS 4.4/5 9B+ Unified search across apps, Personalized recommendations
3. Netflix Netflix Icon Android, iOS 4.1/5 3B+ Personalized recommendations, Vast content library
4. Bigo Live Bigo Live Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 669M+ Live video streaming, Real-time chat, Virtual gifts
5. Amazon Prime Video Amazon Prime Video Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 656M+ Download videos offline, Personalized profiles, Exclusive Amazon Originals
6. YouTube Kids YouTube Kids Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 631M+ Family-friendly videos, Automated filters, Parental controls
7. Disney+ Disney+ Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 373M+ Exclusive new Originals, 4K UHD and HDR content, Four simultaneous streams
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1. YouTube

YouTube Icon

Personalized recommendations, Content creation and sharing


Cost: YouTube (Free), YouTube Premium ($11.99/month)

YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing platform, offers a dedicated mobile app for live streaming. With YouTube Live, users can broadcast live events, host Q&A sessions, or simply connect with their audience in real-time. The app provides professional-grade features such as customizable live streams, scheduled broadcasts, and real-time analytics. Whether you're a seasoned streamer or just starting out, YouTube Live empowers you to share your content and engage with your viewers seamlessly from your mobile device.

Download: Android, iOS

YouTube - Personalized recommendations, Content creation and sharing
  • Tags:
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Vast video library
  • Content creation tools

Application information:

Downloads 16,525,412,997
Features Watch videos & subscribe to channels you love. Create content, share your own videos & connect with subscribers.
Pros Most popular video-sharing platform, user-friendly interface, vast content library.
Cons Can be addictive, privacy concerns, excessive ads at times.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jon Lind: “This is still one of the best ways to consume media, but I have to give it 3 stars as the mobile controls have gotten tedious. Normally the notification banner for the app has all the controls for videos and music but whenever I am connected to any Wifi network the Chromcast menu overrides the other one and will not go away. I can swipe over to see the YouTube controls but it always swaps back without fail. This really needs to be a setting that can be turned on or off in the YouTube app.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Henry Aurubin: “The thing where after you finish a video and a suggested video pops up is getting extremely annoying. It was bad enough that the drop down arrow was removed once the video is finished so you have to keep hitting the back key, but now I'm even more annoyed because there's no options in settings to turn off suggested videos. Update: Now the random YouTube mixes of songs have annoyed me constantly. I can't remove them, I can make it so I'm not recommended them. I would rather have the actual video.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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2. Google TV

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Unified search across apps, Personalized recommendations


Cost: Google TV (Free), Google TV Pro ($4.99/month)

Google TV is a mobile app that allows users to discover, watch, and stream their favorite movies and shows in one place. It brings together content from across streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max, making it easy to find something to watch. The app also offers personalized recommendations based on your watch history and preferences. Google TV is available on Android and iOS devices, as well as on select smart TVs.

Download: Android, iOS

Google TV - Unified search across apps, Personalized recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Centralized Content
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Seamless Streaming

Application information:

Downloads 903,658,285
Features Easily discover, watch, and stream movies, shows from streaming services, live TV, and your own library in one place.
Pros Curated recommendations, personalized experience, wide variety of content, easy to use interface.
Cons May require subscriptions to access all content, limited customization options, potential buffering or connectivity issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jesse Ramirez: “Won't open on my android device. It works on my smart TV. But when I want to play TV shows on my android phone. It will not show the channels and it says "there was an error. If the problem persist try restarting the app." I'm connected to my fast Internet and Google account. And tried to reopen the Google TV app on my android phone and it never shows TV channels. EDIT: Thank you for fixing this. It now works perfectly.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Stephen VanDuine: “Doesn't load pages a majority of the time. Even the first page just spins and gives an error. What's the point of an app that can't load anything? Update: It's been over a year and practically nothing loads in the app. I can't believe I need to troubleshoot something because how do you troubleshoot an app that doesn't load anything. Update 2: It's loading stuff again! If the app stays stable and functional I'll clean up my review.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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3. Netflix

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Personalized recommendations, Vast content library


Cost: Basic (8.99), Standard (12.99), Premium (15.99)

Netflix is a popular mobile app for live streaming movies and TV shows. It offers a wide variety of content, including original programming, movies, and TV shows from other networks. Netflix also allows users to download content for offline viewing. The app is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface. It is available for iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Netflix - Personalized recommendations, Vast content library
  • Tags:
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Vast content library
  • Offline viewing

Application information:

Downloads 2.63 billion
Features Stream TV shows and movies from a vast library, create personalized profiles, and enjoy offline viewing.
Pros Massive content library, personalized recommendations, offline viewing.
Cons Can be expensive, some content may not be available in all regions, limited offline storage.

Comments and Reviews from users:

panty tera: “I saw a review saying there's an issue with the brightness, THERE ISNT. Netflix does make the video brighter automatically, but there's a slider on the right that you can use to adjust the brightness easily. I missed it at first because it blends so well with the overlay, but it's there and works fine. trying to change your phones brightness while watching a video doesn't work, it's locked, so use netflixs brightness slider instead!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Jared Burgett: “App is fine, but with 2 current issues. 1st: how is there absolutely no option to switch which is the main profile? I took over an account & now I can't delete the old account holders profile. Netflix tech support told me to rename it (don't want their recommendations/viewing history) or delete my account which I've had for 12 years to start a new one. 2nd: the app freezes & then crashes frequently on Roku TVs.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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4. Bigo Live

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Live video streaming, Real-time chat, Virtual gifts


Cost: Free, VIP (9.99)

Bigo Live is a leading live streaming platform that allows users to broadcast their lives, watch others' streams, and interact in real-time. With over 400 million users worldwide, Bigo Live is one of the most popular live streaming apps available. It offers a variety of features, including live video chat, virtual gifts, and the ability to follow and interact with other users. Bigo Live is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Bigo Live - Live video streaming, Real-time chat, Virtual gifts
  • Tags:
  • Live streaming
  • Video chat
  • Social Networking

Application information:

Downloads 668,712,404
Features Amazing filters and special effects, live video chat, live streaming, make new friends.
Pros Lots of fun filters and effects, Easy to use, Great way to connect with new people.
Cons Can be addictive, Some inappropriate content, Not as popular as some other live streaming apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Samuel Stephen: “This app is used by sex website scammers, like US agencies, to find potential marks. Chat is hard to use, as there will be popup windows in your face as you try to type. You cannot even read the entirety of the popup. It seems to have a lot of bugs, such as images not loading most of the time. My internet connection becomes quite unstable when using this app. Not everything is in English. Maybe it would be easier to understand if the tutorial windows were fully displayed. You can't batch delete” – 2/5 in Play Store

Alex Baker: “Though I do enjoy this app, I do wish there were a couple useful changes. The first being more filter options rather than just hashtags when searching for a livestream, for example, I keep running into a lot of broadcasters who speak everything but english, I wish there was a filter option for languages. The second major change I would like to see happen (though I doubt it ever will) is adding a section for those who are 18 years above age so that more explicit content can be showed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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5. Amazon Prime Video

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Download videos offline, Personalized profiles, Exclusive Amazon Originals


Cost: Free, Prime (12.99)

Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, and live events. The app is available on mobile devices, tablets, and smart TVs. With an Amazon Prime membership, users have access to a vast library of content, including original series, popular movies, and live sports. The app also allows users to download content for offline viewing. Amazon Prime Video is a great option for anyone looking for a convenient and affordable way to watch their favorite shows and movies.

Download: Android, iOS

Amazon Prime Video - Download videos offline, Personalized profiles, Exclusive Amazon Originals
  • Tags:
  • Offline downloads
  • Cross-device resume
  • Exclusive originals

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Michael Christian: “Pretty good. I have suggestions: 1. The video is so dark, especially ant night, I have to sit in an entirely black room, set the brightness to daylight mode, and STILL can't see the picture because it's so dim. 2. Playback gets choppy after about 10 seconds. Touching the screen to show the controls fixes it for another 5-10 seconds. Leaving a finger on the screen also works. 3. Tap anywhere on the left/right side to skip forward and back instead of exclusively using the buttons. Thanks!” – 3/5 in Play Store

Val Schuman: “When you can find something good to watch, the app works well. But finding something good is difficult because there's no advanced search and directory browsing functionality is pretty basic and ineffective. Would be great if you could search by genre and IMDb & rotten tomatoes ratings. Additionally, they've recently introduced ads, which sometimes get pretty long.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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6. YouTube Kids

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Family-friendly videos, Automated filters, Parental controls


Cost: YouTube Kids (Free), YouTube Kids Premium ($7.99/month)

YouTube Kids is a video streaming app designed specifically for children. It offers a curated selection of kid-friendly content, including educational videos, cartoons, and music. Parents can set up parental controls to manage their child's viewing experience, such as setting screen time limits and restricting access to certain types of content. YouTube Kids is available on a variety of mobile devices, making it easy for kids to watch their favorite videos anywhere they go. With its kid-friendly interface and parental controls, YouTube Kids provides a safe and fun way for children to explore the world of online video.

Download: Android, iOS

YouTube Kids - Family-friendly videos, Automated filters, Parental controls
  • Tags:
  • Family-friendly videos
  • Guided experience for kids
  • Parental Controls

Application information:

Downloads 630,883,857
Features Filters out inappropriate content, offers parental controls, lets kids explore their interests, and encourages creativity.
Pros Safe and entertaining for kids, easy to use, and offers a variety of educational content.
Cons Some content may still be inappropriate for younger children, limited customization options, and requires an internet connection.

Comments and Reviews from users:

David K: “Unable to enter my birth year on lock screen. When I press on the data entry points, no keypad appears, so I can't enter my birth year. Unable to activate app. Edit: it turns out that the data entry keypad is only visible in landscape mode. This is a terrible user interface, there is no clue that there is something off screen in portrait mode which is the way 90% of people will use it on their phone. Upgrading to two stars.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Aster S (Asterisk): “Decent, but needs some improvement. It's nice to have more control of what my child sees on YouTube. The parental controls are good. The video controls are lacking; rewind is a 10 second rewind, there is no option to start from the beginning. If you go back to watch a video that you had already watched halfway,you have to watch from the last watched part. The select highlight on the tv is white on pale blue, it is not easy to see.” – 4/5 in Play Store

7. Disney+

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Exclusive new Originals, 4K UHD and HDR content, Four simultaneous streams


Cost: Disney+ Monthly ($7.99), Disney+ Annual ($79.99)

Disney+ is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. With Disney+, you can stream your favorite shows and movies on your mobile device, or download them for offline viewing. Disney+ also offers exclusive content, such as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew. Whether you're a fan of classic Disney movies or the latest Marvel blockbusters, Disney+ has something for everyone.

Download: Android, iOS

Disney+ - Exclusive new Originals, 4K UHD and HDR content, Four simultaneous streams
  • Tags:
  • Exclusive originals
  • Vast content library
  • 4K UHD and HDR

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Schnook: “Good content but the app isn't great. When watching a show, sometimes after finishing an ad the episode will rewind 30 minutes or just start the episode over and u will have to skip to the point u were at and watch the ads again. It freezes on an ad and u will have to close the app and it will have lost time again. Sometimes the video will lag behind or freeze and audio will keep playing or buffers. Many people have had the same experience, this app should be a 5/5 not having bugs everytime used” – 2/5 in Play Store

Jeremy Davenport: “The whole reason I got this app is because I love Disney.. the problem is there are way too many ads.. just because I only pay for basic doesn't mean I should have to watch an ad every 5 to 10 minutes especially when they are so long.. the purpose of streaming is to get away from commercials.. Netflix doesn't ads and I only pay for basic.. this should be fixed.. then I will add more stars not until then..” – 3/5 in Play Store

8. Tango

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Live video chat, Real-time streaming, Global community


Cost: Tango - Free Video Call & Chat (Free), Tango Pro (Paid)

Tango is a popular live streaming app that allows users to connect with friends, family, and new people from all over the world. With Tango, you can watch live streams, chat with other users, and even go live yourself. The app is free to download and use, and it's available for both iOS and Android devices. Tango is a great way to stay connected with loved ones, meet new people, and share your life with the world.

Download: Android, iOS

Tango - Live video chat, Real-time streaming, Global community
  • Tags:
  • Live Video Chat
  • Real-Time Connections
  • Global Community

Application information:

Downloads 320,044,706
Features Tango allows users to make new friends by sending messages, video calling, and going live.
Pros Tango includes a variety of features to make meeting new people easy and fun.
Cons Tango may not be the best option for users looking for a more serious relationship or for those who are not comfortable with video calling.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Yuri Bobbio: “This app is fun to use, but there are some issues that need to be resolved. One of them is the overheating the device, there is an automatic moderator that you can't even say a simple hello without blocking words that are supposed to be offensive??? The app needs a lot of work not just by over draining your battery but when broadcasting shows low connection something that doesn't explain when im using Netflix and other apps that work just fine in that same location.” – 3/5 in Play Store

BruhDuhMan: “This app definitely has potential, but i do have a few issues. The app refreshes every 2-5 seconds, and I always click the wrong show due to this. The biggest issue is unlocking private shows just to see absolutely nothing. I don't know why you removed the feature where we can see a blurred preview before unlocking the private shows. There would've been less scamming that way. Edit: The updated app isn't working at all, and premium is disabled in the web version for some reason.” – 3/5 in Play Store

9. Twitch

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Live streaming, Community interaction, Subscription perks


Cost: Twitch (Free), Twitch Turbo ($8.99 / month)

Twitch, the leading live streaming platform for gamers and entertainers, offers a captivating mobile app that brings the excitement of live streams to your fingertips. With Twitch, you can watch your favorite streamers play games, chat with fellow viewers, and discover new content on the go. The app's intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate, and its robust features allow you to customize your viewing experience and engage with the community in real-time. Whether you're a seasoned streamer or a casual viewer, Twitch's mobile app is the ultimate destination for live entertainment.

Download: Android, iOS

Twitch - Live streaming, Community interaction, Subscription perks
  • Tags:
  • Live streaming of games, music, and more
  • Massive and supportive community
  • Easy-to-use streaming tools

Application information:

Downloads 271,272,330
Features Twitch is a live streaming platform that allows users to watch and interact with live broadcasts of video games, music, and other content.
Pros Twitch is a great way to watch live streams of video games, music, and other content.
Cons Twitch can be addictive and can lead to excessive screen time.

10. Tubi

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Completely free streamer, Largest library in streaming


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Tubi is a free live streaming app that offers a wide variety of content, including movies, TV shows, live news, and sports. It has a user-friendly interface and a vast library of content that is constantly updated. Tubi is available on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and TVs. One of the best things about Tubi is that it is completely free to use. There are no subscription fees or hidden charges. You can watch as much content as you want, whenever you want, without having to spend a dime.

Download: Android, iOS

Tubi - Completely free streamer, Largest library in streaming

Application information:

Downloads 165,590,521
Features Stream movies and TV shows for free, with limited ads. Offers a wide selection of content, including popular movies, TV shows, and live TV channels.
Pros Free to use, large selection of content, easy to use interface.
Cons Limited selection of newer releases, some content is only available with a subscription, ads can be intrusive at times.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Carlo Drago: “This is one of the best apps for free movies. Plenty of great movies n shows to choose from. Only issue I've had is with live TV freezing up on my TV. To correct the problem, Ive have to change the station n switch back, but never has happened on my phone though. Other than that, I have no complaints. I would definitely recommend checking it out.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Brian Finch: “this app is awesome just pick the movie you want and it locks in landscape mode for maximum viewing pleasure very easy to use for anyone. This app also notifies you of other recommendations based on what you've watched. You are in total control of what you watch! I love the AutoPlay feature for nonstop entertainment in any category of viewing desired!” – 5/5 in Play Store

11. Crunchyroll

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Largest anime library, Exclusive music videos, Fresh episodes from Japan


Cost: Crunchyroll Free, Crunchyroll Premium (7.99)

Crunchyroll is a mobile app that allows users to stream the world's largest anime library. With over 125 million downloads, it is one of the most popular anime streaming apps available. Crunchyroll offers a wide variety of anime titles, including both simulcasts of new shows and a vast catalog of older series. The app also features a variety of features, such as offline viewing, customizable subtitles, and a community forum. Whether you're a new anime fan or a longtime enthusiast, Crunchyroll is the perfect app for streaming your favorite shows.

Download: Android, iOS

Crunchyroll - Largest anime library, Exclusive music videos, Fresh episodes from Japan
  • Tags:
  • Massive anime library
  • Exclusive music content
  • Offline viewing

Application information:

Downloads 125,017,028
Features With Crunchyroll, you can watch the latest and greatest anime shows, simulcast straight from Japan, and catch up on your favorites with our massive library of over 1,000 titles.
Pros Massive library of anime, simulcasts, ad-free viewing (premium only).
Cons Some titles are not available in all regions, premium subscription required for ad-free viewing and simulcasts.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Aiden: “It's.. really laggy and there's WAY to much ads. I'm a premium member and I get like 24 ads per episode!? This happens really often, I get a error, it kicks me out, I go back into the episode, and I have to watch 6 ads + it restarts me to the beginning so when I skip back to where I was, I have to watch MORE ADS. I am pretty disappointed and I'm sure it isn't my WI-FI that makes it crash so much. {Update: It works a bit better now, there's still alot of ads but atleast it doesn't crash anymore!}” – 4/5 in Play Store

J.: “Not a very good streaming app. It has some positive qualities, like being able to manually set stream quality, but it's missing basic features like picture-in-picture. It is also a HUGE battery hog. It can kill my phone in 3 hours' time, which means it's using an unprecedented amount of power for a video streaming app. I do not have this problem with any of the other services. With them, I can get 7-8 hours of continuous streaming before needing to charge.” – 3/5 in Play Store

12. Hulu

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Exclusive Originals, Live TV streaming, Personalized recommendations


Cost: Hulu Free, Hulu Premium (6.99)

Hulu is a popular mobile app for live streaming TV shows, movies, and sports. It offers a wide variety of content, including live TV from major networks, on-demand shows and movies, and original Hulu productions. Hulu also offers a cloud DVR service, allowing users to record live TV and watch it later. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and it offers a variety of subscription plans to fit different budgets.

Download: Android, iOS

Hulu - Exclusive Originals, Live TV streaming, Personalized recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Live TV streaming
  • Vast content library
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 92,995,344
Features Stream your favorite TV shows, movies, and live sports with Hulu. Enjoy personalized recommendations and create custom profiles.
Pros Vast library of content, including exclusive originals. User-friendly interface and personalized recommendations.
Cons Limited free content. Some live TV channels and add-ons require additional fees. Occasional buffering or technical issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Thomas wheeler: “They raised the price but didn't fix any long standing issues. It constantly has issues playing shows from where they last stopped, the 'continue watching' is a mess of everything I ever watched out of order, the app constantly signs me out and deletes my downloads (usually when I'm about to use the feature when I don't have WiFi), downloading shows may require some troubleshooting to even work, and just about out of space. If it continues to be such a headache there's plenty of other options.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Nathias: “Doesn't allow you to force the resolution to 4K. Limited options within the app while content is playing back. Also, it looks like the frame frame rate is locked pretty low. A lot of tablets now display HDR content in 4K so it seems that this app is just falling a little behind the times. Otherwise the shows that are available pretty good. I dislike ALL the addons that Hulu has as it reminds me of the cable TV I've tried so hard to get away from.” – 2/5 in Play Store

13. StreamKar

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Random live video chat, Fun monthly competitions, Safe environment


Cost: Free, VIP (4.99)

StreamKar is a revolutionary live streaming app that empowers users to connect, showcase their talents, and earn income through virtual gifting. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, StreamKar makes live streaming accessible to everyone. Users can broadcast their streams, interact with viewers in real-time, and build a loyal following. StreamKar's monetization system allows streamers to generate revenue through virtual gifts and donations, providing them with a unique opportunity to turn their passion into a source of income.

Download: Android, iOS

StreamKar - Random live video chat, Fun monthly competitions, Safe environment
  • Tags:
  • Live Video Streaming
  • Random Video Chat
  • Group Live Chat

Application information:

Downloads 77,677,315
Features StreamKar allows for fun live video chats, real-time streams, sharing on multiple social media platforms, reactions, and virtual gifting.
Pros Easy to use interface, fun video effects, and filters, and allows for sharing on multiple platforms.
Cons Can experience lags and buffering during video calls, limited editing features, and may encounter inappropriate content.

Comments and Reviews from users:

mehr gee: “I have been using the Followers Review app for a long time. I find the interface to be user-friendly and intuitive, which makes navigation and usage very easy. The app's customer support is also commendable, as they are always quick to respond and help with any inquiries or problems. It is evident that the developers of this app prioritize their users' satisfaction.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Edgar Mpundu: “The app is very interesting, and I would like to it . More especially getting to know the participants and learn from them. I would also want to find out about agency and how to get connection with them. I would like to see also this app goes beyond to reach even Africa not only Asia. Other wise iam enjoying so much on the platform and it's so easy to move about in the app even some one may be new just joining today. I have just joined and iam making progress so far so I would encourage other” – 5/5 in Play Store

14. Nimo TV

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Supports all PC and mobile games, 24/7 live stream gaming videos


Cost: Free, VIP (9.99)

Nimo TV is a popular live streaming platform that allows users to broadcast and watch live gameplay, esports competitions, and other entertainment content. It offers a wide variety of channels featuring everything from gaming and music to cooking and travel. Users can interact with streamers and other viewers in real-time through chat and emotes. Nimo TV also offers a range of features to enhance the streaming experience, such as HD video quality, low latency, and customizable overlays. Available on mobile devices, Nimo TV lets users enjoy live streaming on the go.

Download: Android, iOS

Nimo TV - Supports all PC and mobile games, 24/7 live stream gaming videos
  • Tags:
  • Live game streaming
  • 1000+ live games
  • Top global streamers

Application information:

Downloads 77,110,728
Features Nimo TV offers live streaming, E-sports tournaments, game highlights, chat, and a community for gamers and streamers.
Pros Easy to use, great for discovering new games and streamers, and has a large community.
Cons Some users have reported experiencing lag and buffering, and the app can be data-intensive.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Good app for streaming. But please fix "Search for Streamer" event. It is a daily reward but we unable to claim it because it keep disappearing from the top banner. Also the event start since the 1st of every month, but in events menu it's not updated for more than a week, while the previous month (which has expired) still there. I'been streaming for 3 months & this keep happening every beginning of the month” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I am an avid gamer. I have tried twitch and other streaming service like it. Nimo offers a gamer the ability to earn personalized URLS among other things. The incentives are great and all it requires is for a gamer to set aside some streaming time early on. This service will out due twitch in my opinion. It is a must have.” – 5/5 in Play Store

15. MICO

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Global live stream, Live chat in chat room, Multi-user guest call


Cost: MICO - Free Video Chat & Meet New People (Free), MICO VIP - Unlimited Video Chat & Meet New People ($9.99)

MICO is a popular live streaming app that allows users to watch and interact with broadcasters from all over the world. With a user-friendly interface and a wide variety of content, MICO makes it easy to find and enjoy live streams that match your interests. You can also use MICO to meet new people, make friends, and even find love. Whether you're looking to be entertained, socialize, or connect with others, MICO is the perfect app for you.

Download: Android, iOS

MICO - Global live stream, Live chat in chat room, Multi-user guest call
  • Tags:
  • Global live stream
  • Live chat in chat room
  • Live guest call rooms

Application information:

Downloads 74,706,210
Features Live video streaming, real-time translation, built-in games, and private messaging.
Pros User-friendly interface, large user base, and a variety of features.
Cons Can be addictive, may encounter fake profiles, and some features require a subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Alexander Contreras: “App is usually smooth. Now it freezes after someone is added to a multi beam. So it's constantly freezing” – 4/5 in Play Store

Mateo Castilla Matallana: “Great community and pretty nice app. I give you 2 stars because I think you're doing wrong by sending messages in behalf of the streamers. I've asked them if they've sent me messages because I receive notifications about it, but they all didn't send messages at all.” – 2/5 in Play Store

16. Max

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Unlimited access to content, Deep library of brands and studios


Cost: Free, Monthly with Ads (9.99), Monthly without Ads (14.99)

Max is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of content, including live TV, movies, and original series. The app is available on mobile devices, and it allows users to watch their favorite shows and movies on the go. Max also offers a variety of features that make it easy to find and watch content, including a personalized home screen and a search function. With its wide selection of content and user-friendly features, Max is a great option for anyone looking for a live streaming service.

Download: Android, iOS

Max - Unlimited access to content, Deep library of brands and studios
  • Tags:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of TV shows and movies
  • Deep library of brands and studios
  • Largest streaming library of DC Universe

Application information:

Downloads 55,204,971
Features Stream your favorite HBO shows, hit series, films, sports, news, and more with Max.
Pros Great selection of content, including HBO shows and movies. Easy to use interface. Affordable price.
Cons Not as much content as some other streaming services. Some content is only available in the US. No free trial.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Shalashaska: “App runs well and has a windowed mode to use other apps while your streaming. Warner Bros. Discovery's business practices lose the app two stars. Removing shows and movies without warning makes the service suffer. It's dicey if you're hoping to watch some of your favorites shows and movies only for them to be taken away one day with no warning. Buy Blu-Ray/DVD if you're wanting to enjoy WB D content without fear of them disappearing. It's cheaper than streaming in the long haul too.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Sam Winters: “Max is a great platform and I have had little to no issues using the app. However, the desktop version that is available on the play store leaves much to be desired. If you download Max on a Chromebook it installs the app that was designed for phone usage and the transition is anything but seemless. It will not allow you to scroll down most of the time and will freeze and not allow you to exit the show you are watching. If you wish to watch a show you will have to look it up on your phone first.” – 2/5 in Play Store

17. YouNow

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Live Streaming Hub, Powerful Broadcasting Tools, Maximize Your Earnings


Cost: Free (0.00), YouNow VIP (4.99)

YouNow is a popular live streaming app that allows users to broadcast themselves in real-time to a global audience. With YouNow, you can watch live streams of your favorite broadcasters, interact with them through chat and virtual gifts, and even start your own live broadcasts. The app features a wide variety of content, including music, comedy, talk shows, and gaming. YouNow is available for free on iOS and Android devices, and it has a large and active community of users.

Download: Android, iOS

YouNow - Live Streaming Hub, Powerful Broadcasting Tools, Maximize Your Earnings
  • Tags:
  • Live Video Streaming
  • Community Engagement
  • Creator Monetization

Application information:

Downloads 27,462,337
Features YouNow allows users to broadcast and watch live video, interact with other users through chat and gifts, and follow their favorite broadcasters.
Pros Easy to use, large community of broadcasters and viewers, interactive features
Cons Can be addictive, some users may experience harassment or inappropriate content

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “So it's a cool app. Although, sometimes the app will just suspend or ban you for no reason, so you have to contact younow to reactivate. It is worth it but it can take a while. Also, if you're a completionist, you basically have to spend money to get some badges, and you have to pay gold bars (which also cost money) to give likes. You can use the daily streak for bars, but max you can buy with them is usually 400 likes. Also, why does the fan mail cost like 200 bars? That's way too expensive!” – 3/5 in Play Store

Robert T. Mason II: “Only thing I don't like is how inconsistent the daily streak reward bars can be. It'll give me a notification that I've got another hour to claim my streak, but there will be no streak to claim when I open the app (either through the notification or directly in the app list/drawer/whatever). This happens randomly, sometimes after just a couple days' streak, and other times after somewhere in the 20's to 30's. It's the inconsistency that's frustrating. Other than that, I do like the app a lot.” – 4/5 in Play Store

18. YouTube TV

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Cable-free live TV, Cloud DVR without limits, 6 accounts per household


Cost: Free, Premium (64.99)

YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that allows users to watch live TV from 100+ channels, including news, sports, and shows. It also offers a cloud DVR with unlimited storage space, so users can record their favorite shows and movies and watch them later. The app is available on mobile devices, as well as on the web and other streaming devices. YouTube TV offers a free trial, and then costs $64.99 per month.

Download: Android, iOS

YouTube TV - Cable-free live TV, Cloud DVR without limits, 6 accounts per household
  • Tags:
  • Live TV streaming
  • Cloud DVR storage
  • Multiple user accounts

Application information:

Downloads 23,780,475
Features Watch live TV from 100+ channels including local channels, news, sports, and shows without a cable box.
Pros No cable box required, cloud DVR with no storage limits, watch on any device.
Cons Some channels may not be available in all areas, requires a strong internet connection, can be expensive compared to traditional cable.

19. BuzzCast

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Real-time video chat, Global social platform, Nearby soulmate finder


Cost: Free, VIP (9.99)

BuzzCast is a popular live streaming app that allows users to watch 24/7 live streams and make friends nearby. With over 17 million downloads, it is one of the most popular live streaming apps on the market. BuzzCast offers a variety of features, including the ability to follow other users, send messages, and share videos. The app also has a built-in video editor that allows users to create and share their own videos. BuzzCast is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

BuzzCast - Real-time video chat, Global social platform, Nearby soulmate finder
  • Tags:
  • Live Video Chat
  • Free Live Stream
  • GPS Soulmate Finder

Application information:

Downloads 17,818,419
Features BuzzCast allows users to watch 24/7 live streams and make new friends nearby.
Pros Easy to use, great for making new friends, fun and engaging.
Cons Can be addictive, may not be appropriate for all users, some features require a paid subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Originally, I had facecast, but I wasn’t all a big fan. The users generally focused on lip syncing to songs, and that just wasnt really my thing. Facecast really changes that. I like the big focus on creativity in general. There are so many different kinds of videos, and that brought me back. I also like the layout and everything, everything is just spot on.Good job!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Sean: “Very intrusive graphics. There are constant graphics displaying that completely block the display. During events whenever an "expensive" gift is sent, a countdown soon appears that dims and covers the screen and must be responded to to get it off the screen. In an event the display of personal graphics is almost constant from people entering.Unstable and has to be continually restarted. Often, when a followed broadcaster is streaming, it does not show until the app has been closed and reopened.” – 2/5 in Play Store

20. Kick

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95% revenue share, 24/7 live support, Creator Incentive Program


Cost: Kick: Live Streaming (Free), Kick: Live Streaming Pro ($9.99)

Kick is a revolutionary live streaming app that empowers users to showcase their talents, connect with audiences, and earn money. With its cutting-edge technology and user-friendly interface, Kick provides a seamless and engaging live streaming experience. Users can broadcast live videos, interact with viewers in real-time, and receive virtual gifts that can be converted into real income. Kick is the perfect platform for aspiring broadcasters, content creators, and anyone looking to share their passions and connect with a global audience.

Download: Android, iOS

Kick - 95% revenue share, 24/7 live support, Creator Incentive Program
  • Tags:
  • 95-5 Revenue Share
  • 24/7 Live Support
  • Creator Incentive Program

Application information:

Downloads 11,532,455
Features Kick is a live streaming app that allows users to broadcast live video to their followers. It also has a variety of features such as filters, stickers, and music.
Pros Easy to use, Variety of features, Good quality video.
Cons Can be buggy at times, Some features are only available to premium users, Can be addictive.

Comments and Reviews from users:

James: “I hope GamebredBKMMA finds a different app/service for their events in the future. This app isn't unusable but it's not good. VERY choppy, buffers a lot, crashed once. My internet is a solid 500+mbps reliably and I never have issues with any other app or video games so it's not my connection. I can watch on my phone and tablet but when I put it on a roku the app won't even open due to "unstable connection" even though when I go to roku settings it shows my connection as "excellent" and 300+mbps” – 2/5 in Play Store

Ben M (Ben): “Its getting better, but they need to add features like background playing cause I hate PiP. They also need to enable pausing and resuming stream when pressing headphone buttons, as it's driving me crazy that I have to open the app just to pause if I need to divert my attention to something else. Also, an audio only option would be nice to reduce data consumption” – 3/5 in Play Store