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What is Restream?
Restream is a powerful and effective multi-streaming service that allows you to broadcast your live content to more than 30 streaming platforms simultaneously. Stream to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, and other popular platforms all at once, from one account. There is no limit on the number of platforms you can stream to!
Some of the coolest reasons to try out Restream include insightful analytics to improve your stream quality, unlimited streaming time and bitrate, easy solutions for unsupported platforms, the ability to live stream your pre-recorded videos with Restream Scheduler, and many more!
Who can use Restream?
Restream is great for businesses, non-profit organizations, governments, DJs, churches, and other individuals who create live videos and would like to gain more viewers.
Live streaming video has been a huge step in the evolution of content creation. Streaming live allows you to interact with viewers in real time, thus increasing your audience engagement.
Restream helps you maximize your audience reach effortlessly. It’s no longer necessary to choose one streaming platform to commit to. You can easily stream to all of them at once with Restream.
Is it possible to watch live streams in Restream?
No. Restream allows you to multistream your live videos to the end platforms, like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and LinkedIn, but it doesn’t support watching live streams from the account.
Is it free?
Restream offers a number of plans. Our Free plan allows you to multistream to 30+ platforms simultaneously without any limit in the number of platforms. Keep in mind, however, that Restream branding will be visible in LIVE streams for Free and Standard plans.
Some platforms (e.g., Facebook pages/groups or Twitter), as well as additional accounts for platforms covered with our Free plan (like a second YouTube account) may require you to purchase one of our paid plans. Please, check our detailed guide to pricing here.
What equipment do I need to stream with Restream?
In general, you don’t need any special equipment to start streaming. Therefore, all you need for live streaming is an average PC with a webcam and a microphone or a smartphone. You can also invest in lighting and special effects to further improve the quality of your live streams.
In addition to the hardware, you will need a streaming software, like OBS Studio or Streamlabs OBS. These programs allow you to apply your own streaming settings. You will need to connect the selected software to Restream before you start. For more information on how to do it, see our detailed guide here. However, we have developed Restream Studio, a simple yet powerful software that allows you to start streaming directly from your browser.
What features does Restream offer?
Restream Chat allows you to interact and engage with the communities on every platform in real time. It takes comments from each of your supported platforms and brings them to one place. Moreover, you can also respond on most platforms directly from Restream Chat!
Restream Scheduler allows you to upload pre-recorded videos and have them live streamed on your behalf to any of your connected destinations. Just choose a certain date and time!
Restream Titles enables you to change all of your platform's titles all at once from one place! Connect your channels to Restream and see which ones are supported by choosing Titles.
Use Restream Social Alerts to notify the Twitter, Facebook, and Discord communities when you go live! As soon as we start receiving a stream from you, we'll send your pre-created message to all three destinations.
Restream Monitor helps you track the health of your stream. You'll be able to check the data of the stream as we receive it, before anything is sent to your connected platforms.
Restream Analytics allows you to see how your community is growing. You can analyze tons of interesting metrics, from average viewers and watch minutes to your most-used emojis in the chat!
👉 Next steps
Now that you’ve learned so much about our tools and features, you should finally try them out. Here is more info regarding your next steps:
- Start streaming
- Schedule pre-recorded videos to go live
- Learn more about our plans and pricing
- What is the best Restream plan for me
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