Update to the latest
version of Wirecast

How to UpdateGear Up to an All-in-one System
Please note: Wirecast 15 may be a paid upgrade from earlier versions and may require a new license key.

Update to the latest
version of Wirecast

Update to the latest version of Wirecast

How to UpdateGear Up to an All-in-one System
Please note: Wirecast 15 may be a paid upgrade from earlier versions and may require a new license key.

Get FREE Updates for Wirecast!

Wirecast Lifetime License + Insider Access

Each new license of Wirecast software comes with a ONE YEAR subscription to the Insider Access Plan.

Every year, you can renew your Insider Access Plan for $99 and you’ll continue to receive all software updates and bug fixes free, PLUS access to our professional customer support specialists.

Wirecast Pro Subscription

Once you enroll in one of Wirecast Pro’s subscription options you get Premium Access support, which includes all software updates for free for the duration of your plan, plus additional phone support.

As long as you remain on an active Wirecast Pro subscription, you never have to worry about renewing your Access Plan.

What you get with Insider & Premium Access

With a lifetime Wirecast license, you'll get one year of Insider Access, which includes free Wirecast software updates and upgrades. But that's not all! As an Insider you’ll also get:

  • Free access to the Stock Media Library – over 500,000, royalty free, unique media assets (videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more) directly in Wirecast. That's a $360 value included!
  • On-demand video training from our extensive online library
  • Access to our knowledge base and community forum
  • Be the first to know about upcoming releases, tips & tricks, and everything Wirecast
  • Eight business hours email response time to your support questions

Premium Access gives you four business hours response time and access to dedicated phone support. Wirecast Pro subscribers have Premium Access included for the duration of the subscription term.

How to Update

Note: Wirecast 15.0.3 is only supported on macOS Catalina 10.15 and higher.

Note: Wirecast 15.0.3 is only supported on Windows 10 version 1809 and higher.

STEP 1:
Check if your Access Plan is active

If you are on a current Wirecast Pro subscription, your Access Plan will be active, so you can update for free. If you have a lifetime license for Wirecast and are enrolled in an active Access Plan, you can update for free. Simply DownloadDownload and install Wirecast 15, and you will automatically have access to all the new features of Wirecast 15.

If you have a lifetime Wirecast license and do not have an active Access Plan – go to Step 2.

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STEP 2:
Check the version of Wirecast you have

Select “About Wirecast” in the Wirecast Menu on Mac or the Help Menu on Windows

STEP 3:
Update to Wirecast 15.0.3

STEP 3:
Update to Wirecast 15.0.3

Wirecast 8 or higher

If you are on version 8-14 and don’t have an active Access Plan, RENEW your plan from STEP 1, or purchase a Wirecast Pro subscription, and then you can get updates free.

Wirecast 4 through 7

If you’re on version 4-7, then there will be a one-time upgrade fee for a lifetime license. Once you upgrade, you will receive all future updates and upgrades for 1 year after your purchase. Better still, after that it’s just $99/year to always maintain an Insider Access plan which will keep you on the latest version of Wirecast. Or, you can subscribe to one of our low-cost Wirecast Pro subscriptions and get Premium Access for the full term.

Upgrade Pricing

  • Wirecast Studio 4–7 → Wirecast Studio 15 = $199
  • Wirecast Studio 4–7 → Wirecast Pro 15 = $399, or a Wirecast Pro Subscription starting at $35/mo
  • Wirecast Pro 4–7 → Wirecast Pro 15 = $299, or a Wirecast Pro Subscription starting at $35/mo

1. DownloadDownload and install Wirecast 15, select Preferences from the "File" (Windows) or "Wirecast" (Mac) Menu and switch to the Licenses tab. Click Upgrade to access the Telestream store and select the product you want to upgrade to.

Note: In order to obtain the upgrade pricing from Wirecast versions 4, 5, 6 or 7, your license key must be activated in the Wirecast Preferences > Licenses panel of your previous version before initiating the upgrade process to Wirecast 15. Failure to ensure your older version is activated will result in upgrade pricing not being offered in the application.

2. Once your order is complete, you'll automatically have access to all the new features of Wirecast 15, depending on your license level.

Note: If you are upgrading from Wirecast 7, you will retain the same license key. If you are upgrading from Wirecast 4, 5 or 6, you will receive an entirely new license key due to a licensing system change.

Wirecast 1 through 3

If you are on Wirecast version 1-3, we don’t have any upgrade pricing available. Please purchase a new license of Wirecast starting at $599, or a Wirecast Pro Subscription starting at $35/mo.

Wirecast Play for YouTube 4 through 6

If you are on Wirecast Play for YouTube version 4-6, we don’t have any upgrade pricing available. Please purchase a new license of Wirecast starting at $599, or a Wirecast Pro Subscription starting at $35/mo.

Why you should update to the latest version of Wirecast

There’s a reason Wirecast is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for live streaming, recording, and video production. We are committed to making each version better than the one before it. We continually release new features, fixes, and improvements at a rapid rate.

Version history

Performance Improvements

More efficient GPU rendering and updated encoding presets for more efficient encoding without compromising on content quality. Uses up to 60% less computing power, freeing up CPU/GPU for complex production workflows!

Social Media Comment Moderation

Connect and curate comments from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube directly within Wirecast, with new Social Media Title templates for quickly creating overlays for your broadcast.

4K Support

Improved support for 4K60 input sources, playback, and stream output, benefitting from the improved resource efficiency of Wirecast 15.

File Playback Performance

In addition to the enhancements around resource usage and output, Wirecast 15 has optimized file playback performance so you can view your media sources in real-time.

Web Page Source Interaction

Add a web page as a source or overlay to your broadcast and interact with that webpage in Wirecast as you would normally.

Refreshed UI & Improved Audio Meters

The user interface has been redesigned to be more pleasing to the eye, with larger, brighter fonts, better tally indicators, and improved audio meters for consistent monitoring across different Wirecast windows.

Rendezvous Music Mode

Capture high-quality audio from musical instruments with Rendezvous Music Mode, a setting specifically designed to improve audio bitrate, enable stereo audio, and disable certain processing to preserve the full tonality of your instruments.

More Rendezvous Improvements

In addition to Music Mode, Rendezvous has received some notable enhancements, such as more layout options, microphone mute indicators, mirror view, and network diagnostics.

More Animated Titles

Dozens of new titles, including several new social media-specific titles.

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