Stream logo


Build scalable feeds, activity streams & chat in a few hours instead of months.

What is Stream?

Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.
Stream is a tool in the Activity Feeds as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Stream?

59 companies reportedly use Stream in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Bunch, and Backend.

135 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Stream.

Stream Integrations

Python, Node.js, Java, PHP, and Django are some of the popular tools that integrate with Stream. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Stream.
Pros of Stream
Up and running in few minutes
Integrates via easy-to-use REST API
It's easy to setup with the minimum coding
Decisions about Stream

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Stream in their tech stack.

Needs advice
Chat by StreamChat by Stream

I am interested in using a chat SDK for a community mobile Flutter app. I am between SendBird and Stream. I currently have 2,000 monthly active users and plan to have close to 5,000 active users chatting on the app. Has anyone used either and had good/bad experiences? Currently, there is no chat functionality, and we would like to have a 1-to-1 user chat, group chat, and large community chat capabilities.

See more
Vamsee Voleti
Product Manager at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 85.8K views
Shared insights

As we strive to show fresh, popular and relevant content to our users, one of the problems we faced when developing Stack Decisions was to show a feed with more than one activity type. We show Decisions, News Articles, and Stories on our feed and composing them in a single feed proved to be a challenge.

We solved this problem using Stream's personalization feature to build a scalable activity feed. As the parameters that determine popularity vary for different activity types, Stream helped us normalize the popularity scores and aggregate the feed.


See more

Blog Posts


Stream's Features

  • Activity, Notification & Personalized Feeds
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Multi-Region Support
  • High Availability
  • SDKs & Components

Stream Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Stream?
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
See all alternatives

Stream's Followers
223 developers follow Stream to keep up with related blogs and decisions.