Livestream Learn Recap: The New Livestream API

Livestream released our first public API in September, giving developers access to the leading live video platform. On this week’s Livestream Learn, we sat down with Jed Meade, Product Lead, and Matt Newberg, Product Manager, to discuss the new features of our API, how companies are using it to distribute their content, and what our customers can do to get started with their own custom configurations.

Jed provided a brief overview of API functionality, focusing specifically on how the Livestream API can streamline the event creation, broadcasting, and distribution process. Matt walked through how two of our users, OTT platform Edgesport and college sports network Campus Insiders, utilize our API to bring live video into their existing web infrastructure, with added pay-per-view functionality through Cleeng integration.


WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN:

  • Why the Livestream API is the simplest, most sophisticated option for your team.
  • How to use the Livestream API with a custom mobile app.
  • How the Livestream API makes it easier to monetize premium content.

Stream Live to Multiple Destinations with Simulcast

Simulcast with Livestream combines the flexibility and ownership of the Livestream platform with the reach and engagement of your viewers’ favorite destinations.

Now, with the Livestream platform, you can reach millions of viewers on RTMP-enabled streaming destinations such as YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch when you become a Premium or Enterprise customer. Per our previous announcement, you can also stream to Facebook Live through the Livestream platform.

Update: Producers using Simulcast can now stream to multiple Facebook pages from their Livestream account. For more information and instructions on how-to, see our Help Center Article

With these tools, Livestream is now the key point of distribution for all your live content, enabling you to reach your audience wherever they are. Simulcasting gives you all of the Livestream features and benefits – including white labeling, analytics, and support – with the reach and scale of additional platforms.

Here’s how it works:

Livestream users have access to a stream key in their account settings. Copy the RTMP URL and stream key from popular destinations such as YouTube, Periscope, or Twitch into your Simulcast settings.

Activate Simulcast on all your events or an event-by-event basis. For more information and how-to, visit our help center article.