One of the most popular free webcam streaming sites is Opentopia. Other popular free live webcam streaming sites are EarthCam and HDOnTap. These sites have large libraries of hundreds of live webcams from around the world, as of 2015, compiled from user submissions and from search engines.
These free webcam streaming sites broadcast live webcams from many categories, including animals, traffic, personal and more. Some streams include options to pan, tilt and zoom the physical webcams within the streaming widget. The webcam streams support resolutions up to 1080p and usually include audio as well.
Opentopia shows a webcam feed either as a refreshing picture, in a Java viewer or as a live feed of images. The site also allows posts screenshots from past streams in three-hour intervals. Both Opentopia and EarthCam include ratings and comments features, and each stream includes a star rating from other users.
As well as offering free live webcam streams, HDOnTap also features live streaming services and solutions for those who want to make webcam streams of their own. Its products include cloud hosted streaming as well as many different streaming hardware packages. Its webcam packages include 1080p live webcam streaming, network DVR and time-shifted streaming to compensate for viewers in other time zones. HDOnTap's free live webcams usually incorporate the features of their product packages.