There are a number of answers on why a person looks for alternatives to anything. Alternatives to subjects or problems or solutions or clothes and the list are endless.
The one thing that ties them together is the common ground for requirements you wish to get. For example, Rabb.it or more popularly spelled as Rabbit.
Once launched, the take-off was great, had all the necessary features of what it represented, such as video streaming or ‘live-telecast,’ and the unique part, i.e., real-time watching.
Real-time watching refers to viewing content at the exact time it is cast/hosted/relayed without any time-lapse. This distinct feature of Rabb.it is what gained it the epitome of recognition.
Then why this article on alternatives to Rabb.it? Sadly, there were no more funds to keep it afloat due to financial issues, and it had to be scraped off. The good side though is that some of its assets were taken by similar stream service provides, hence the birth of alternatives.
What do Alternatives to Rabb.it have to Offer?
Virtual streaming has picked up high graphs since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Control measures dictated rules: No in-person meet-ups, no get-togethers, no weekend sleepovers, and no movie nights—all this for maintaining the required social distance.
Humans crave physical contact. It’s part of who we are, and for us to go against our nature is painful and unbearing.
Thanks a load to technology, these alternatives to Rabb.it, though not entirely, significantly have lessened the pain and gives us hope that we are not alone in this crisis.
With features like live video sharing, in addition to video/audio/text chats, screen-sharing, and making you feel like you are in virtual reality with no distance between your loved ones, these Rabb.it streaming alternatives have undoubtedly won hearts worldwide.
Rabb.it Alternatives by Reddit
You might want to reread the sub-heading to clear any confusion; you know ‘Rabb.it’ and ‘Reddit’ sound pretty much the same to me. (hehe)
Reddit, a great content sharer, and reviewer have come with a list of a few alternatives to Rabb.it. Naturally, there will be differences between the original and alternates, but as I said earlier, the result will be the same if the aim’s the same.
So, here you go –
Free for live streams and a few more perks if you get a subscription, Kast presents you screen sharing if you opt for the base subscription, and a few notches higher – no ad interruptions, high-resolution videos if you go all out to pay for the premium subscription.
Own library, picture-in-picture viewing, and state-of-the-art animations for more interactive and realistic chats.
Compatible with both; Android or iOS, you can effectively have a movie night with all the popcorn and drinks you want with no boundaries whatsoever.
Direct App or Website streaming is possible with Rave. Whether it’s YouTube or Netflix, or any other such video streaming App. Examples: Reddit and Google Drive.
Its syncing feature is also held in high regard. It simply merges with the video you or the host is streaming, and you continue a live text/audio chat.
The preferable streaming device for Rave is Mobile. But, not to fret. It does have a PC or Laptop streaming option. You will just need to perform a few extra steps than usual to connect.
Synchronization pro is its other name. No issues when syncing two or twenty viewers.
In-App feature of video and text chat available. So, no external or separate Apps are required for chatting with your video stream buddies.
Plug-in is required for all video streaming Apps except YouTube. With YouTube, a simple connection is enough.
Usually, a shared browser often raises eyebrows because of issues like internet connectivity, lagging, audio/video hang-ups. But with Caracal, all of these can be swept under the rug, and no fear of reappearance too.
Internet Archive, the gold treasure island for movies, is easily accessible by Caracal, with no extra rituals or more like additional plug-ins required. It even has better resolution quality than Rabb.it had.
Hulu, 123movies, Amazon prime video, Disney+ Hotstar, you name the platform, and Metastream says ‘Aye aye captain!’ without even a second’s hesitance. Start the meet, share the link/code, wait a few moments for all your buddies to join, and you are good to go!
For mobile devices, you will need to download a separate extension subjective to mobile; otherwise, the usual extension works. No sign-up or registration is required since it’s an extension.
Safety-wise, the extension still’s in progress. You will need a stricter than average monitoring of the data and content you and your movie partners are viewing.
For primary use, no need for creating an account. But if you are planning to reuse the room with the same number of participants for future use, then creating an account is mandatory for saving the room.
A tiny hiccup is that Watch2gether is not compatible with Netflix directly, but this hiccup is treatable instantly. You will need to cut/copy-paste the Netflix URL in the particular window of your exclusive room.
You can create a permanent playlist with Antler Club. It saves the time of selecting the video list you watch regularly.
Movie marathons or movie parties; anything that involves a mass viewing of videos, Antler Club, does it all. You can even share your personal mic and camera for a more realistic experience.
No sign-up is needed. Free streaming is possible; a premium subscription is not even an option.
Office presentations, meetings, discussions, planning; all form of multiple-person interaction is possible with Trast. A discord server of the same is also up on the web, where you can talk to new and old users and learn firsthand about their experiences.
If you are an animal fanatic, just like your suspicion, yes, FrogWatch monitors streams all about our croaking ancestors: the frogs and toads. Belonging to the amphibians, with the leaping green bodies, we can also view salamanders too.
The vast online database has amassed many volunteers to observe and learn their life patterns and behaviors—a first-hand virtual adventure to connect with nature.
The limitless world of Anime with its innumerable episodes is the perfect streaming content for Tutturu. Easy to use and no confusing too many options.
In collaboration with its discord server, the chatting factor is also simplified. Privacy is also maintained with remote rooms, to join which approval is required by the in-members.
A free version and a premium subscribed version are available. Both have comparably not much difference. The differentiating factor is that certain videos or movies may not be available for the free version but are available for the premium version.
Better and more advanced versions have arisen in the wake of Rabb.it’s burial. The above-mentioned Reddit rabb.it alternatives have done good in carrying forward the legacy of what the Rabb.it has been left behind.