VTube Studio


VTube Studio Manual




Welcome to the VTube Studio Manual

Thank you for your interest in VTube Studio! This page explains what VTube Studio is, how to use it and also covers some basic troubleshooting topics that you may find helpful.

Should anything be unclear, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or join our Discord server. This project is being developed and maintained by Denchi (https://twitter.com/DenchiSoft).

Live2D Expandable Application

Disclaimer: This app is an indie production and is not developed by Live2D Inc., but is officially licensed to use the Live2D Cubism SDK.

What is VTube Studio?

VTube Studio is an app available for iPhone/macOS (currently in review), Android and Windows. The app uses your smartphone to track your face and animate a Live2D Cubism Model accordingly. The model is shown directly on your phone or on your PC by streaming the face-tracking data over your local network from your phone to your PC/Mac.

VTube Studio Setup

From there, you can use OBS or any other streaming software to create videos and livestreams using your Virtual YouTuber Live2D avatar. Interested? Here’s a small preview:

What do I need?

You need a smartphone (iPhone or Android) and a PC (if you want to stream on PC). Supported smartphones:

The app is free to try out, so just download it and see if it works on your phone! If you like it, you can buy the PRO version to remove the watermark from the app and enable unlimited face streaming!

How do I get started?

Download the app for your smartphone and PC/Mac.

Click here to see the changelog.

Feel free to play around a bit by yourself! When you’re ready to get serious, here are some FAQ topics to get you started:

  1. The VTube Studio Interface
  2. Which face tracking parameters can I use and what are the differences between iOS and Android?
  3. How to load your own Live2D Models
  4. How to load your own backgrounds
  5. How to stream to PC/Mac
  6. How to use OBS to record or livestream using VTube Studio
  7. Why does my stream to PC/Mac lag?
  8. How to fix slow/laggy Android face-tracking?
  9. How does the VTube Studio JSON file format work?

Privacy Policy

The VTube Studio apps (macOS/Windows and iOS/Android) do not collect ANY user information. No user data, models, images, videos or face-tracking data created/streamed in the app are shared anywhere.

For more information, see our Data Retention and Privacy Policy


Model Licenses

The Live2D models included in the app (with the exception of “Akari”) belong to Live2D Inc., please respect the “Agreement for Free Material”. The Akari model was drawn and modeled by Denchi. You may use this model freely, but not for commercial purposes unless you have explicit permission to do so.

VTube Studio License

You are not allowed to use the free version of VTube Studio for commercial purposes. As an individual, please buy a license (“PRO version”) if you plan to use the app commercially (monetized YouTube videos, superchats). If you are a beta-tester, you are allowed to use the beta-version for commercial purposes.

We offer different licensing terms for companies looking to utilize VTube Studio (ads, TV, etc.), so please contact us directly.

Open Source Licenses

VTube Studio uses various open-source projects. A complete list of used software and their respective licenses can be found here.


For business- or support-related inquiries, please contact vtubestudioapp@gmail.com