Ustream: Broadcast Yourself



Have you been thinking about broadcasting yourself? There is a startup made by programmers from Hungary and USA started in 2007. It’s called Ustream.

The idea behind it is to get yourself streamed from anywhere anytime. There is a free trial for the Pro account but you can simply register and have free account on

The disadvantages of free account are:

  • advertisements
  • your videos get deleted after 30 days is similar site to other video streaming sites like and Livestream.

You can download Ustream Producer software for free where you can tune your webcam, import movies and music, save your broadcasts for viewing on-demand and make screencasting.

You can set up slides to show between streams or show during pauses.


Monetize with Ustream

You can make money if you create Pay Per View (PPV) event. You need to link your Ustream account to your PayPal account.

Ustream PPV is free and easy to use. Your audience can purchase tickets and watch on your site or on Ustream site.

You can use your Google AdSense account with your Ustream one to make money. You can read more about the Ustream partner program.



Why Ustream?

Ustream became the most famous streaming software on mobile phones. They exceptionally got approved to Apple Store within 24 hours because the software had been used by Barack Obama as well.

It’s free however Ustream runs ads on your streaming. If you would like to run professional broadcast then you definitely need to purchase Pro plan.


You can watch online several live streams like:


If you have motivation to run a live tv show it’s a great platform to use. You can also put a webcam to your aquarium and broadcast your goldfish.



Ustream logo

Posted by:

Balazs Hende
I am a blogger and the founder of this site. I have started on October 1, 2013. Have a pleasant stay here!


  1. Richard -  December 29, 2013 - 5:04 am 83


    Nice piece of advice. I would love to try that out. Thanks

    • Balazs Hende -  December 29, 2013 - 10:41 am 84

      Hi Richard, I’m happy you like it. I wish you a lot of fun with Ustream!

  2. RosSumiati -  December 29, 2013 - 11:00 am 85

    I have convergence and broadcasting students, i want to ask is there anyway for them to use Ustream for making their own tv project? Is it possible for them to do it individually with Ustream? I was just thinking so that they don’t need to make group. Thanks for the help.

    • Balazs Hende -  December 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm 86

      Yes, they can use it individually. They just sign up to free plan and they can start broadcast their live tv project. When they have free plan there are ads in the stream like in real commercial tv (or like on Youtube).


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