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Welcome aboard! Now that you have already created an account with Restream, let's get you fully set up with the most common streaming services.
Start bringing your content to multiple platforms, increasing your audience reach, and driving engagement.
YouTube, like many other Google products in general, can help you reach a bigger audience. Millions of people watch YouTube and its live streaming version every day. YouTube doesn't sort video streams by the number of viewers. Therefore, you always have a chance to appear at the top of any streaming category. It's also common to have a more engaged audience on YouTube.
Tip: Currently, we support the setup for YouTube Now and YouTube Events. The main difference between the two is YouTube Now keeps the same URL for all of your streams, whereas YouTube Events creates new URLs every time you create a new stream. YouTube Events also allows you to send pre-event notifications.
While we support both manual and automatic connection to YouTube, we always advise you to connect automatically. Please, see the instruction below on how to do it properly.
Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms. Your streaming is instantly available for your friends, family, and business network to see. Facebook has very strong push notifications, and people there are more connected during live streaming. You are almost guaranteed an audience when you stream via FB. You can live stream to your FB personal profile absolutely for free. However, streaming to Facebook groups (Custom RTMP) requires one of our paid subscriptions.
Tip: While we support both the manual and automatic connection to Facebook, we always recommend the automatic one to avoid any unnecessary complications. You may want to use the manual connection to Facebook to stream directly to Facebook posts, like events. Please, keep in mind that the manual setup doesn’t support Restream applications (such as Chat, Analytics, etc.)
There’s more to LinkedIn than cold-calling and networking — it’s a top bona fide content platform seeingmillions of videos and articles published every day. 45% of people who consume the content are in upper-level positions. Nine out of ten executives say LinkedIn is the first website they’d visit for professionally relevant content. Hopefully, this gives you an idea of how effective LinkedIn can be in terms of growing your audience.
Remember that it’s also possible to set up geo-targeting for your LinkedIn stream!
Besides food photos and Insta stories, this platform is also known for its live streaming service. On the one hand, lots of celebrities use Instagram Live to connect with their fans. On the other hand, all sorts of experts organize masterclasses and webinars to share their knowledge. Live streaming on Instagram is easy and can certainly grow your audience in no time. Read the following guide to learn how to connect your Restream with Instagram.
Twitch is undeniably the biggest streaming platform for gamers. However, Twitch also supports other artists or media personalities. Live streaming on Twitch is an incredible opportunity to gain more followers, subscribers, and fans. Nevertheless, it’s important to keep in mind that the competition is huge over there.
Connect Twitter (Periscope)
Twitter is the giant of social media and a good place to live stream your content. Live streaming on Twitter will keep your audience engaged, get bigger visibility to your online events, and provide bigger exposure to your brand! Millions of people are browsing Twitter in the hope of finding something new and interesting. Become this new and interesting!
If you are looking for a live video platform for gamers that breaks the wall between streamers and viewers with interactive controls, look no further! Mixer focuses on small to medium-sized communities that care deeply about viewer experience and involvement. The platform is definitely a great place to start your streaming career.
Zoom is a simple and effective service that allows you to organize webinars, online classes and conferences, etc. You can connect your Restream with Zoom and multistream your events on other platforms to reach more audiences.
Connect the stream to your website
This is one of the most popular features our users ask for. With Restream you can also send your stream to your website. One of the easiest ways to do this is to stream to YouTube and later embed a YouTube player from there to your website.
You could also use the Restream Widget to stream to your website; however, Restream branding may be visible in the frame of the Widget.
Connect other services
Here’s how you can connect other popular streaming platforms to your Restream account:
PRO TIP: Connect Restream Guests
Are you planning an online conference with few participants? We’ve got you covered. If you are planning to stream from your browser or mobile, you can use Restream Guests for free! Please follow this article for the details on setup.
👉 Next steps
- Setting up Streaming Software
- Streaming from your browser (Restream Studio)
- Starting pre-recorded video streaming
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