BoxCast Integrations

How to Stream to Facebook Live

This post looks at how to stream to Facebook Live. It covers the steps for streaming directly to the platform and how to stream to other locations like Periscope and YouTube Live. It’s part of our series on BoxCast Integrations. 

Of all of the streaming platforms out there, Facebook Live may now be the most popular.

Here's a quick background: In April of 2016, Facebook entered the live streaming world and brought new levels of attention to the online engagement platform that had been growing for years. Within a matter of months, they quickly discovered that users spend 3x more time watching live video than any other form of content. Live streaming is powerful.

Facebook is a powerful tool. With a large audience potential, many organizations find Facebook Live to be an important destination for their live streams.

How To Stream To Facebook Live

Facebook Live has options to broadcast directly from an iOS or Android device. It can also take a feed from other sources. Here’s their instructions for going about doing that.

Most organizations desire a streaming quality higher than that offered by a phone. Additionally, they might want to stream to multiple locations at once. That’s where BoxCast helps.

How To Stream To Facebook Live With BoxCast

BoxCast makes it easy to stream directly to Facebook Live. BoxCast allows you to take your video feed from a video camera or production setup and stream a higher quality feed to your Facebook account.

Here’s how it works:

 

Furthermore, utilizing a method we call “simulcasting,” BoxCast empowers broadcasters to stream to their own website at the same time.

Note: Due to a newly enforced Facebook Platform Policy, you must choose to either simulcast to Facebook or simulcast to other live streaming services such as YouTube, Periscope, or any Custom RTMP Destination of your choice. You may still stream simultaneously to multiple Facebook Pages and to your website.

If you're looking for the full support article with FAQ's on BoxCast's Facebook Live Integration, here's where you should go.

Final Thoughts + Further Reading

Facebook Live isn't the only great social platform out there. If you are streaming to Facebook Live, you should also consider streaming toPeriscope and/or Twitter or YouTube Live.

How to Stream to Periscope

How to Stream to Youtube Live

 

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