Simply put, Restream allows you to broadcast your stream, whereas Scheduler allows you to upload your pre-recorded videos and later post them live.
Tip: In order to send pre-recorded videos to any platform (like YouTube, etc), you may need both Restream and Scheduler subscriptions, depending on where you would like to broadcast your video and the video duration.
Let’s look at some of the popular scenarios of using Restream and Scheduler:
- Streaming one pre-recorded 30-minute video live to YouTube. You would require both a Free Restream subscription (in order to set up the broadcasting to YouTube) and a Free Scheduler subscription. After signing up with Restream, your account automatically includes both these subscriptions.
- Streaming one pre-recorded 30-minute video live to YouTube and a Facebook group. You would require at least a Standard Restream plan (streaming to a Facebook group requires one Custom Destination), and a Free Scheduler plan.
- Streaming a pre-recorded 60-minute video live to YouTube. In this instance, you would need a Free Restream subscription and a Small Scheduler plan, which would allow you to schedule and live stream longer videos.
- Streaming a pre-recorded 60-minute video live to YouTube and a Facebook group. You would need at least a Standard Restream plan (streaming to Facebook groups requires a paid Restream plan) and a Small Scheduler plan.
Restream subscription plans are based on:
- Restream branding visible in your stream
- Type of platform you would like to stream to
- Number of accounts per each platform you would like to stream to
- Additional features like RTMP Pull, Proxy, Fallback (Failsafe streaming), etc.
For more information, please see our detailed guide on the best Restream plan for you.
Scheduler subscription plans are based on:
- The number of videos queued
- The duration of the video
- The size of the video
- The Event Looping feature (the number of times the live video is repeated)
For more information about our Scheduler plans, please read our Help Center article.
Tip: We’ve mentioned the number of videos queued. It means the number of events you can have scheduled at the same time, or basically how many events you can keep in your queue waiting to go live. If you have a Free Scheduler account and would like to stream two videos, you would need to schedule the second video after the first one is shown.
👉 Next steps
- Getting started with Restream Scheduler
- Prepare your video for Scheduler
- How to upload a video to Scheduler
👍 Keep exploring
- Guided flow to start streaming with Restream
- Setting up most commonly used platforms for streaming
- The use cases for using Restream Scheduler
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