You can use your OBS software as a virtual camera to get lots of amazing features for your live streams, which you do through a browser or any other streaming software. What’s also cool is that the latest version of OBS doesn’t require you to install any additional plugins or software to use this feature.

The OBS virtual camera allows your computer to use the output from OBS as a video source and present it as a webcam in other software, like Zoom, Skype, Discord, or Google Hangouts. Let’s go through the setup process.

  1. First, you need to install and set up OBS Studio. You can download it from the official website, install it, and let the Auto-Configuration Wizard set the optimal settings for your device.
  2. Next, set up scenes and sources you want to be shown on the output preview.
  3. Now, click the Start Virtual Camera button on the bottom right and you are ready to go. This will allow your computer to use OBS as a video source in another app. Finally, simply choose OBS as a webcam in your other software’s video settings.
OBS virtual camera

👉 Pro tip:

With Restream, you can connect to OBS Studio and use your virtual camera in Zoom, Skype, Discord, and other software to live stream your calls and conferences to multiple platforms at once.