BIGO Alternative: 15 Apps like BIGO LIVE [2021]

BIGO LIVE is one of the most popular live video streaming app for both iOS and Android devices. With this app, it is easy to live broadcast or video chat with 400 million people from over 150 countries. The best thing about BIGO LIVE is that it allows you to show your talents, make new friends and earn money at the same time.

Is there any apps like BIGO LIVE in US, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Russia and other countries? Here are the list of BIGO LIVE alternative Apps for Android and iOS that might answer your question.

1. Live.me (iOS Only)

Launched in April, 2016, Live.me quickly rose to popularity in the United States, especially among twenty-somethings. Despite the app being a product of Beijing-based Cheetah Mobile, the majority of Live.me’s users hail from the US.

Like BIGO LIVE, live.me allows its users to live broadcast 24 hours and earn money via virtual gifts. Different from BIGO LIVE whose most users are from Asia, most users of live.me are from US and UK.

On Feb 27, 2020, Live.me was removed from Google Play store as part of the broader action against Cheetah Mobile, their parent.

Live Me

Additional app guides: How to Delete LiveMe Account: 3 Steps

2. Periscope (iOS, Android)

Updated: Twitter has announced that it’ll be shutting down Periscope as a service, with the company set to discontinue the Periscope applications by March 2021. Twitter will, however, continue to offer live video streaming through its integrated Twitter Live feature within the main Twitter app.

Periscope is Twitter’s take on the live streaming platform. It lets you broadcast a video either to a selective group of people or publicly. You can share the link to broadcast on Twitter, Facebook or other social networks. When your broadcast is over, you can save your video to your camera roll or choose to make your video available for replay so people who missed it still have a chance to watch. Unfortunately, the replays stay up for only 24 hours after you post them.

It has an easy-to-understand interface, and the excitement of seeing what’s happening right now in other parts of the world is surprisingly compelling.

In both Google Play and App store, Periscope is the app of “Editor’s Choice”.

Periscope

Additional app guides:

Download Videos from Periscope

Top 10 Apps like Periscope – Best Periscope Alternatives in 2021

3. Yubo (iOS, Android)

Yubo (formerly known as Yellow) is a French social networking app designed to “meet new people” and create a sense of community.

This app is extremely popular among teens. Here you can start a live video chat with up to 10 friends and even invite new potential friends to join you. Interact, sing, dance, talk about your day, send messages to the friends you love or play party games together.

Yubo

4. Uplive (iOS, Android)

Whether you’re a singer looking to get discovered, are lonely and bored, or you simply love an audience, Uplive brings those who want to be watched together with those willing to watch them.

Additionally, Uplive cooperated with Google to design live translation functions for multiple languages for global users, which can convert hosts’ speech into users’ native language subtitles, vice versa, users’ comments can be translated into hosts’ native language. Live translation can weaken users’ communication boundary, benefiting cross-gifting thus increasing platform profitability.

Uplive

5. 17Live (iOS, Android)

17 live (Livit) has more than 40 million users worldwide. This app is very popular in Taiwan and Japan. 

Like other apps mentioned above, 17 live is essentially a platform to watch live-streamed content, where users and creators can interact through comments, “pokes,” emoji reactions, and virtual “gifts.” 

17 live

6. Nonolive (iOS, Android)

NonoLive is now a video game streaming app which is like Twitch. If you,

  • Love playing video games
  • Want to earn money while playing games
  • Like to social and have good personality to attract fans

Then, Nonolive is your best choice.

Nonolive

7. Hakuna Live (iOS, Android)

Hakuna is another interactive live streaming app where anyone can meet, chat, and make friends! It contains diverse and exclusive content that is streamed daily, for effective entertainment. It also provides a series of digital tools to help streamers entertain their guests and audiences – including quizzes, polls and more — and streamers can even broadcast using an augmented reality avatar via Hakuna’s advanced AI technology.

This app does well in south Korea market, as well as India, Japan, North America and Middle East.

Hakuna

8. Tango (iOS, Android)

Tango is a VoIP app and service that allows you to send free text messages, make free voice calls, and make free video calls to anyone around the world, provided of course they also use Tango.

By using Tango Live Chat Application, now you can share videos as live streaming even also watch videos. This application has more features such as whenever you are in group video calling, you can use stickers in your video.

Tango

9. YouNow (iOS, Android)

YouNow lets you broadcast your live video and discover live streams from all around the world. You can interact with broadcasters by liking and commenting on their live streams. Specially, it supports a few comments stickers. 

YouNow

10. Streamkar (iOS, Android)

Streamkar – Live Streaming, Live Chat, Live Video is one of the most famous live video and audio streaming application developed and published by Tipping Point Technology. This app is popular in India and Pakistan, so it is a good alternative for BIGO LIVE which is banned in India. The app includes core features such as one touch-free live video streaming, full HD live video, and audio calls, send and receive virtual gifts and thousands of stunning filters and stickers, etc. 

StreamKar

11. Twitch (iOS, Android)

A subsidiary of Amazon, Twitch as most people know is a live streaming platform (desktop and mobile, iOS and Android) processing around 10 million active users on a daily basis.

It’s targeting and designed for the gaming community, allowing them to broadcast their plays which can be followed and watched by fellow gamers or just people signed on the Platforms interested in watching other people playing video games.

Additional app guides:

Twitch

12. Mico (iOS, Android)

Mico – Live Streaming, Random Voice & Video Chat is the worldwide popular social application to discover and meet new people globally. Just like the other similar applications, it also allows you to live stream, send messages, voice, exciting videos, and location to make new friends. 

The best point is that it localized in 16 different languages and can translate messages to any language

Mico

13. MeetMe (iOS, Android)

At the very beginning, MeetMe is a dating app like Tinder. Actually, The Meet Group owns a number of highly successful and well-known dating sites and apps, including MeetMe, LOVOO, Tagged, Skout, and Hi5. Check more apps like MeetMe.

In 2018, MeetMe combined dating with live streaming. Then, users can stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. Like BIGO LIVE, viewers can send virtual gifts, like roses, which translate into real earnings for the broadcasters. Interactions that occur on live streams can transition to private conversations. 

This app is mainly popular in US and Europe.

MeetMe

14. VK LIVE (iOS, Android)

Based on VK, the VK Live app is a live streaming platform to present yourself and speak about yourself in front of several live audiences and gain fame. However, there’s hardly any design update ever.

VK LIVE

15. V LIVE (iOS, Android)

Different from all other live streaming apps like BIGO LIVE in the list, V LIVE is the community where stars and fans connect. The stars are mainly from south korea.

With this app, you can watch live moments of your favorite stars via their live broadcasts. Also, you can send live chat messages and hearts to your star no matter where you are in the world.

V LIVE

Here are the most popular apps which are like BIGO LIVE. Among of these apps, BIGO LIVE has the most users around the world. However, if you want to make new friends who are from US, live.me is a good alternative for BIGO LIVE.

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