Livestream Learn Recap: Stream to Multiple Destinations with Simulcast

This week on Livestream Learn, Product Manager Matt Newberg demonstrated our newest feature: Simulcast with Livestream. Simulcast from the Livestream Platform lets you stream to multiple destinations from a single source. Enable Simulcast on all of your events in your Livestream account settings, or on an event-by-event basis within your event editor.

With Simulcast, Premium and Enterprise customers can reach viewers across multiple live platforms. Stream to Livestream and Facebook Live simultaneously, or YouTube Live, Twitch, and Periscope at the same time with a single stream to the Livestream platform. Simulcast works with your existing workflow, requiring less bandwidth from your network by streaming to each platform in the cloud.

What are the benefits of streaming to multiple destinations? Streaming to other platforms expands your reach, bringing new viewers to your content.

Premium and Enterprise users can embed the Livestream player on their own website, and Simulcast to drive traffic back to their own properties. Livestream Analytics shows you who is watching your Livestream event or live player embed, as well as where in the world they’re tuning in, and on what device. Livestream’s VOD functionality ensures the highest-quality version of your stream will be available to download after your live event has ended. Additionally, Premium and Enterprise users have access to Livestream’s Customer Support team seven days a week.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN:

  • How to stream to multiple destinations from a single source.
  • How to integrate Simulcast into your existing Livestream workflow.
  • Why streaming to multiple destinations can help you grow your audience.
  • Why Livestream is the best place to maintain your live video content.

New from Livestream: Streaming to Multiple Channels on Social + A New Dashboard

Our latest Simulcast features make streaming to multiple channels from your Livestream account easier than ever. Simulcasting broadens your livestream audience and allows you to reach viewers where they already are, while streamlining your encoding workflow and monitoring your analytics from a single dashboard. We’ve added some exciting new features to Simulcast that are now available:

Simulcasting to Multiple Facebook Pages

We’ve added support for Simulcasting to multiple Facebook pages for customers who maintain presences across multiple pages or are looking to extend their content syndication even further through publisher partnerships. You can now maximize your potential audience by streaming to up to five Facebook pages with “admin” or “editor” privileges from a single Facebook account linked to your Simulcast settings. Visit our help center article to learn more.

Starting and Stopping Mid-Stream

Now you can offer viewers a “sneak preview” of your live content on social and direct audiences back to watch on your own website and apps. This improvement unlocks the ability to go live to any destination at a specific moment or end your stream at any moment without impacting your Livestream archived recording. This means you can stream the intro of your event on Facebook Live, with a call-to-action to watch the full stream on your managed properties.

Brands like USA Today and Tough Mudder have adopted similar strategies to drive viewership and traffic back to their websites from social channels. This functionality also lets you test your stream as a Draft event, publishing at the right moment you’re ready for viewers to watch on Livestream and other social channels. For a helpful how-to on Start-and-Stop Simulcasting, read our help center article.

New Dashboard Design

Simplify your live video workflow. Your Livestream events dashboard now features a “streaming to” section. This allows you to confirm at a glance that your events are streaming to the correct destination and access your event-level Simulcast settings with one click. Visit your dashboard to see the updates.


Looking for ways to improve your Facebook Live strategy? Download our e-book, “How to Stream to Facebook Live,” for helpful information about getting started, equipment, and best practices.

Get the Guide